Library News

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Moving Forward Together - October 31, 2014

The October 31, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Visit IHLS at ISLMA!
  • Board Meeting Recap
  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • Connect with Leslie – November 6, 2014
  • Job Postings
  • Delivery Tip – Transit Slips
  • Two Deadlines Today
  • FY2015 School District Library Grant application now available online
  • Member Spotlight:  Mattoon Middle School
  • Think Outside The Barn @ Your library
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
    • Webinar on E-rate Rules for FY2015
    • Webinar on Copyright for Digitization Projects
    • Webinar on Managing Family Medical Leaves of Absence (FMLA)
    • Webinar on Grants
  • In the News
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
     

Board Meeting Recap - October 2014

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their October 28, 2014, meeting in Effingham, IL.

Click here for the original agenda.

Next board meeting date: November 25, 2014 in Effingham.

Moving Forward Together - October 10, 2014

 

The October 10, 2014,IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • Connect with Leslie Recording & Board Recap
  • Visit IHLS at ILA and ISLMA Conferences
    • E-Books and Illinois Libraries: The Good, the Bad and the Misunderstood
    • Resource Sharing Rocks!
    • ILA Pub Stroll
    • FaceTime: Networking at ILA
  • Member Spotlight – Linda McDonnell, 2014 ILA Trustee of the Year
  • Member Spotlight: Library to dedicate room to long time board member
  • IHLS Member’s Day - October 20, 2014
  • Delivery Tip - Locked Media Cases
  • Visit eRead Illinois at ILA!
  • “Leading Change” Coming Soon to Tinley Park
  • Registration Now Open:  The annual conference of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI), November 13-14, 2014
  • 2015 Summer Reading!
  • Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Board Meeting Recap - September 2014

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their September 23, 2014, meeting in Effingham, IL.

Click here for the original agenda.

Next board meeting date: October 28, 2014 in Effingham.

Moving Forward Together - September 22, 2014

The September 22, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting (Time Change)
  • Connect with Leslie - September 25, 2014
  • IHLS Member’s Day - October 20, 2014
  • First Delivery Count Week Complete
  • Library Directors’ Chat
  • Job Postings
  • CollectionHQ Group Purchase
  • Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference
  • Call for Ideas: 2016 Teen CSLP Manual
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • OCLC Trainings Scheduled
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, 2014

Moving Forward Together - September 12, 2014

The September 12, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Library System Rules and Standards Changes
  • IHLS Staff Changes
  • ILLINET ILL Survey
  • Library Days and Dates to Remember, 2015-2016
  • Member Spotlight - Call for Submissions
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Moving Forward Together - September 5, 2014

The September 5, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Requested Outgoing Delivery Count Starts Monday
  • Job Postings
  • IHLS Member Day - October 20, 2014
  • Delivery Tip - Kits & Gift/Donation Items
  • PLA Leadership Academy Accepting Applications
  • Continuing Education Opportunity
    • Introduction to Copyright Webinar September 9
  • Library User Experience Design Webinar September 18
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
  • Member Spotlight - Call for Submissions

2015 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Grant

The 2015 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Grant application which is due on or before October 15 is available at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/grants/plpc_equalization.html.

This year there are two parts to the grant application — first is the application itself, found under Application Forms and Instructions and second is the Expenditure Report Forms. If you did not report the use of grant funds for 2013, you must use the 2013 form(s) and send as an attachment with your application.  If you have already spent FY2014 grant funds received in the spring, you have the option of using the 2014 form(s) and reporting in October, or you can wait until next year.  FY2014 funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2015 and expended by August 15, 2015

As per the FY15 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant Requirements, Illinois public libraries must have at least one staff member attend an instructional course to fulfill the education and training requirement. To fulfill the technology requirements, at least one member of the library staff and at least one board member must attend an informational webinar or in-person session about The Edge Initiative.

If you have not yet fulfilled these requirements, public libraries applying for the FY2015 Per Capita Grant have the opportunity to satisfy both by viewing an information webinar.  The webinar which includes instructions on the EDGE and the Public Library Per Capita application is available at  http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/p7kn9hia13f/

After viewing the webinar, carefully read the Instructions for Completing Fillable PDF Grant Forms http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/grants/grant-pdf-instructions.html  If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact the Illinois State Library.

Moving Forward Together - August 29, 2014

The August 29, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Offices Closed for Labor Day
  • Statewide Delivery Data Collection
  • Library Directors’ Chat - Wednesday
  • Connect with Leslie Recording
  • Library Jobs
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
    • Introduction to Copyright Webinar September 9
    • Library User Experience Design Webinar September 18
  • Demo of CollectionHQ September 11
  • Reaching Forward South
  • Member Spotlight
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • 2015 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Grant
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS offices closed Monday, September 1

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 1, 2014. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided.

 

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