Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

2014 LC Literacy Awards Program

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries does not administer the following award opportunities.

What’s Happening at ICfL

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Staff at the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfl) is off to a busy start in 2014, attending the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, preparing for the Commission’s February 7 budget hearing before the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC), participating in national initiatives, and shepherding ongoing projects.

Library News From Around the State

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Find out what is happening in Idaho libraries. Do you have news about your library that you’d like to share in an upcoming Nexus e-newsletter? Please let Teresa Lipus know at

SPLAT Corner: Gizmo Garage

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ICfL’s Gizmo Garage – Closing the Digital Divide, One Device at a Time

By Jezmynne Dene, Director, Portneuf District Library, Chubbuck, ID

Extreme Customer Service

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by Shirley Biladeau, Continuing Education Consultant

ICfL Welcomes New Web Developer

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Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) begins the new year with a new web developer, welcoming Edgar Correa in early January. Correa, who graduated from Nampa High and attended Boise State University, has been in the web development world since 2001 when he joined HP as a contractor doing web support for a group of internal and external websites.

The Edge Initiative

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The Edge Initiative—created with the vision that all people should have opportunities to enrich and improve their lives through open access to information and technology services provided by public libraries—was developed  and tested over several years by a national coalition of leading update

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On March 21, 2013 a three-year national public service campaign called EveryoneOn was launched. This campaign is run by the non-profit Connect2Compete (C2C), and is designed to promote the importance and value of digital literacy. Studies show that over 60 million Americans don’t use the Internet at all.

LearningExpress Library 3.0 and GED® Content Now Available

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Thanks to the commitment of 41 Idaho libraries, the current LearningExpress Library (LEL) subscription is in place through June 30, 2014. The Governor has recommended ongoing funding for the LEL statewide license.

SWIM Graduates: Where are They Now?

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In 2010, four states—South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana (SWIM)—collaborated to provide education scholarships for librarians and library media specialists to work in the region’s rural communities through the SWIM Regional Collaborative Library Education Project.