Moving Forward Together - April 17, 2015

The April 17, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – April 28, 2015
  • Delivery Tip – Delivery Information
  • Member Spotlight
    • Troutman's Trek from the Lillie M. Evans Library
    • Abraham Lincoln inscription Unveiling – Vespasian Warner Public Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

IHLS Board Elections now open for voting

Voting is now underway for the 5 open seats on the IHLS Board of Directors.

Seats to be filled are:

  • 1 Public Library Representative
  • 2 School Library Representatives
  • 2 Public Library Trustee Representatives

The sample ballot contains complete instructions. Please read these instructions carefully prior to voting:

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.