Moving Forward Together - January 27, 2015

The January 27, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • January IHLS Board Meeting Tonight
  • Connect with Leslie
  • 2015 ISL E-Rate Consortium - Informational Webinar Today
  • Polaris Scheduled Maintenance (January 29, 2015)
  • It’s that time again! Count week! (February 2-6, 2015)
  • LibraryLearning (L2): Updating Staff & Trustee Information
  • LibraryLearning (L2): Forgot Your Password
  • Job Postings
  • Did You Report that Challenge?
  • Trustees, Friends & Foundations - Midwinter Programs & Special Events
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

System Services

As you may be aware, the Illinois State Library has submitted a draft update to the Administrative Rules related to the Illinois State Library System Act to be adopted by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR).  You will find the complete text in the Illinois Register here.  Our sister system Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) has analyzed the proposed rules and posted that analysis here.

IHLS Funding News

IHLS recently received $1,903,762.75 of its FY2015 funding. These payments included $659,722.21 of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, $513,707.20 General Revenue funds, and $730,333.34 Live & Learn funds. To date we have received 56.5% of the total $3,364,429.41 allocation or FY2015.


Many thanks to Anne Craig (Director, Illinois State Library) and Jesse White (Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian). Their continued support is much appreciated as we strive to deliver core services in innovative ways to our members.

Board Meeting Recap - November 2014

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their November 25, 2014, meeting in Effingham, IL.

Click here for the original agenda.

Next board meeting date: January 27, 2015 in Effingham.