July 7, 2017
Please join us for the next Members Matter meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 11, at the Decatur Public Library! It’s a great opportunity to share what’s going on throughout the state and the system! Of particular interest will be an update from the State Library, in light of yesterday’s passage of a budget for Illinois.The meeting will run from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. If you can’t be in Decatur, you can attend by VTEL from the Illinois State Library or from your own computer, via Zoom.
Please take a moment and register on L2, knowing how many people to expect helps us to facilitate the discussion. The agenda will be posted in L2.
All IHLS offices will be closed on Thursday, July 20, to allow staff to attend staff development training. No member services, including delivery, will be provided. We are using this single day to provide training to all IHLS staff.
If you have an automation emergency while the IHLS offices are closed, please dial the SHARE Emergency Number at 618-534-4319.
The next IHLS Board meeting is Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at the IHLS Edwardsville office. The Board meeting will also be available at several videoconferencing (VTEL) sites. When available, you will find the agenda and board packet here.
IHLS currently has three open positions posted on the IHLS website. In addition to the SHARE Director position, we currently have openings for a Driver and a Sorter in our Champaign office. Find these positions as well as job openings with other libraries on the Library Jobs tab of the IHLS website. To add a job posting to the IHLS jobs page for your library, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you miss Connect with Leslie June 15? In addition to Leslie Bednar giving an IHLS update, Brandon Chapman, Network Administrator, joined the call and talked about virtual reality in libraries and preventing ransomware. Brandon shared the following links:
- How the Wannacry infection spread: :
- Latest version of Windows 10 has protections against ransomware:
- How to make Google Cardboard VR headset:
- VR headset comparison:
- VR in the library:
- VR and motion sickness:
It was great to connect with our members at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. We hope everyone had a good time, met some interesting people, and learned something new. More photos have been posted on the IHLS Facebook page.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. has been added to the Vendor Discount page on the IHLS website.
A list of available grants are posted on the IHLS website. Here you will find information on grants suitable for libraries that you might be interested in applying for. There are also several ‘Ongoing’ grants on the bottom of the list.
- Illinois Humanities Illinois Speaks Micro-Grants – Deadline: July 15, 2017
- Illinois Humanities Illinois Speaks Microgrant: Libraries + Studs Terkel Archive – Deadline: July 15, 2017
- ALA’s Vitnam War Programming Kit – Deadline: August 1, 2017
- American Honda Foundation – Deadline: August 1, 2017
- Lowe’s Community Partners Grants – Deadline: August 25, 2017
- Illinois Humanities Vision Grants – Deadline: September 15, 2017
- Illinois Humanities Action Grants – Deadline: September 15, 2017
- Illinois Humanities Multiplier Grants – Deadline: September 15, 2017
- Illinois Humanities Illinois Speaks Micro-Grants – Deadline: October 15, 2017
- Vernon Library Supplies Grants: English Literacy for New Immigrants – Deadline: October 31, 2017
- Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program – Deadline: December 31, 2017
- Horse-riding librarians were the Great Depression’s bookmobiles
- ALA, Google seek libraries to apply for coding pilot this summer
- New advocacy to save school librarians, one click at a time
- SIUE workshop encourages educators to integrate STEM into history lessons
- Supreme Court decision affects local governments on social media
- Eldorado Memorial Library gets $1,000 grant
- Local librarian leads association at rally (Jacob Roskovensky)
- Free July webinars for library staff
- Hillary Clinton Delivers Powerful Talk (contains video)
- Booth Library Dean Allen Lanham to retire on Friday
- Not just a place for books, new Lincoln Library director says
Register in L2: www.librarylearning.info
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
- SHARE Catalogers Training Session, Adobe Connect
- Members Matter, Decatur PL
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
- RDA for Books, Effingham PL
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
- Polaris Basic Circulation Training, IHLS Edwardsville
- Polaris Advanced Circulation Training, IHLS Edwardsville
Thursday, July 20, 2017
- IHLS Staff Day, IHLS Closed
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
- IHLS Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
- Polaris Basic Circulation Training, Decatur PL
- Polaris Advanced Circulation Training, Decatur PL
Thursday, August 3, 2017
- Library of Congress Subject Headings, IHLS Edwardsville
- Free July webinars for library staff (57 webinars)
- Enticing Book Club Picks (Booklist) – July 18, 2017
- Check Out an Experience! (CSL) – July 18, 2017
- Breezing Along with the RML: Mapping Your Customer’s Journey in the Library (NNLM) – July 19, 2017
- E-rate Update: July 2017 (edWeb) – July 19, 2017
- Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities (WJ) – July 19, 2017
- Essential tips for answering patron questions (OCLC) – July 20, 2017
- Project Outcome Two-Year Updates & Discussion (PLA) – July 20, 2017
- Out of This World! New SF, Fantasy, & Horror Books (Booklist) – July 25, 2017
- Starting Immigration Services at Your Library (PLA) – July 26, 2017
- Measures that Matter Part Three: Moving Toward More Meaningful Measures (WJ) – July 26, 2017
- Big Trends in Small and Rural Libraries (ARSL) – July 26, 2017
- Care of Books and Scrapbooks (CCC) – July 28, 2017
- More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (WJ) – August 17, 2017
- IFLA's Global Vision: An Interactive Discussion (WJ) – August 24, 2017
- August 2, 2016 – National Coloring Book Day
- August 29–31, 2017 – Think Outside the Barn
- September 6-9, 2017 – ARSL Conference
- October 8-14, 2017 – Teen Read Week
- October 10-12, 2017 – ILA Annual Conference
- October 19-21, 2017 – ISLMA Conference
- November 9-11, 2017 – AASL National Conference, Phoenix, Ariz.