The July 22, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – July 26, 2016 – Location Changes
  • Connect with Leslie – July 27, 2016
  • Member Spotlight - Call for Submissions
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • 2016 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • ILA Reporter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Click 'Read More' for the recap of significant actions taken by the board at their June 28, 2016, meeting.



You may have heard about the exciting changes coming in delivery! The end result of these changes will be more service for you, our member. I wanted to provide you an overview of what is happening and a general timeline. There are a couple of external factors that are driving IHLS to re-evaluate and modify our delivery service.

Dedicated Sorters/Drivers

When does 1 + 1 = 3, 4 or even 5?

Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is an organization dedicated to providing high quality services to its 539 members in central and southern Illinois. Our primary annual revenue is the System Area and Per Capita (SAPC) grant from the Illinois State Library/Secretary of State. For several years the annual grant appropriation for IHLS has been approximately $3.36 M. We very recently learned from the Illinois State Library our appropriation for the current fiscal year (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) will be approximately $1.97 M--a decrease of 42%.

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.

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