The August 26, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Library Jobs
  • Members Matter Meeting - September 6, 2016
  • FY17 Live & Learn Construction Grant Applications Now Available
  • Vendor Discount Page Updated
  • IHLS Holiday Closing – September 5, 2016
  • Member Spotlight: Arnold Celebrates 45 Years
  • Banned Book Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
  • Mortenson Center for International Library Programs Launches Libraries for Peace Website
  • ISLMA/LBSS Read for Information Grant
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • International Day of Peace
  • Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Conference
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Unless you have contacted your delivery hub manager, school delivery will begin the week of August 22nd.

Please call your hub if you have an individual request or if your start date needs to be altered.

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their July 26, 2016, meeting.

Next board meeting date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016



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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