The April 21, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Sign Up Today, Free Autism Spectrum Disorder Training; Friday 4/22 or 4/29
  • IHLS Board Meeting – April 26, 2016
  • Connect with Leslie – April 28, 2016
  • eRead Illinois Cloud Library Collection Still Growing
  • Job Postings
  • Member Spotlight – Miller Retirement
  • Money Smart Week
  • National Library Legislative Day May 2 - 3, 2016
  • Submit a Proposal: 2016 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference!
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

 

Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS) is the courier service that distributes library materials between academic libraries (who are members of Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois…CARLI) and the Illinois Library Systems (IHLS, RAILS and CPL). Since it is a courier service, periodically that contract has a Request for Proposal (RFP) managed by the University of Illinois Procurement Division. The current contract for the ILDS expires on June 30, 2016.

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their March 22, 2016, meeting.

Next board meeting date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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%.

Thanks to the quick work of the Illinois State Library and the Secretary of State staff, libraries were included for partial funding under HB 2039 that Gov. Rauner signed last week.  If you would like to take this opportunity to reach out to your local legislators with a thank you and perhaps let them know what an important difference this partial per capita funding will make to their constituents, Jim Deiters and Denise Raleigh, co-chairs of the Illinois Library Association's Advocacy Committee, have put together handy tips for strengthening relationships with legislators. They have also included the vote totals for HB 2039.

Earlier this year 192 respondents completed the second IHLS delivery survey. Thank you to the members that completed the survey.

 

Click here to view the report.

At its October meeting, the IHLS Board of Directors approved four components of the Long Range Plan.  

The VisionMissionValues and Goals are the guiding documents that will lead the organization forward for the next few years.  Strategic initiatives and activities will be developed to support the long range goals and will be included in each year's plan of service.  

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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