Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

Proposed Legislation Regarding Idaho Code 33-2606

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Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) has received permission to proceed with legislation that will change an incorrect citation in city library law, 33-2606. BOARD OF TRUSTEES -- MEETINGS.

2013 Law Manual Now Online

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The latest edition of Idaho Library Laws is now online as a PDF at This version updates any changes that were made to Idaho Code during the 2013 legislative session. The paper version of Idaho Library Laws will not be reprinted at this time.

Health Literacy Resources-Your Health Idaho

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Your Health Idaho, Idaho’s official Health Insurance Marketplace, is a new resource run by and for Idahoans. Your Health Idaho wants Idahoans to know they do not have to go through this process alone.

ICfL Board Tours Libraries in North Idaho

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Board of Commissioners visited six libraries in north Idaho in October. The Board tours libraries annually, choosing a different area of the state each year.

SWIDOVS Celebrate International Volunteer Manager’s Day

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Southwest Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services celebrated International Volunteer Manager’s Day at the Idaho State Capitol on November 5.  Guest speaker Nora Carpenter, President & CEO of United Way of the Treasure Valley congratulated the group with impressive stories and statistics on the merit of these professional leaders to the success of Idaho’s social structure.

2013 “What a Deal” Idaho Tax Credit fact sheet available

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The “What a Deal” Idaho Tax Credit fact sheet for 2013, designed to help you promote donations to your public library or library district is available here and on the Idaho Commission for Libraries website at http://libraries.idaho.

Demo of Guided Capitol Tour at ILA

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During the Idaho Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference we took a guided virtual tour of the State Capitol Building.

ICfL Update at ILA Business Meeting

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At the 2013 Idaho Library Association Conference Welcome on Thursday, October 3, State Librarian Ann Joslin presented data from recent Idaho Commission for Library (ICFL) programs.

Libraries create condition where people come together

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At one of today’s three Idaho Library Association pre-conferences, “Out of Stacks and Into the Streets: Libraries Building Community,” Rich Harwood of the Harwood Institute ( shared ideas on how libraries can be the heart of the community and build on the good work they have already been doing in Idah

IMLS Study: Use of Small and Rural Libraries Grows in the Digital Age

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Rural and small public libraries in the United States are community anchors, providing critical services and resources to meet a variety of local needs.