As Illinois enters a fourth month with no budget, the library community is encouraged to take action and connect with legislators.

The October 1, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Don’t Forget to Register for IHLS Member Day
  • Budget Crisis – What Can You Do?
  • A Library State of Mind
  • Calling All Public Libraries – Take Part in Capital Needs Survey
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • Recording: Per Capita/Edge Requirements 2016
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

The latest Long Range Planning information has been added to the IHLS website.
Earlier this year several focus groups were conducted and member libraries were surveyed to evaluate member library satisfaction with current services we provide and to identify future needs. Summary reports of the member survey, employee survey and focus groups are included with this update.

The Dream Grant video highlights how SHARE membership can have a very positive impact on a community—especially smaller more rural ones.

IHLS placed a bulk order of the latest edition of Illinois Library Laws & Rules (2015)!

The books are available to our members at $22.50/copy.  We strongly recommend all members have at least one copy for their library due to the very recent changes in the Library System service standards.  The books are also available to ILA members for $25/copy and $50/copy for nonmembers.

IHLS delivery staff have been testing our new customer ticketing software and are now at the stage where we feel we can release it to everyone.  We ask that you please be patient! We are confident that any “bugs” will be worked out, as our members begin to utilize the software.