Library News

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IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - July 23, 2015

The July 23, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – July 28, 2015
  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • Minimum Bids Reduced on Cargo Vans
  • Our Website is Changing
  • Plinkit Libraries to Migrate in August
  • Don’t Forget to Purchase your Illinois Library Laws & Rules Books
  • Member Spotlight – Sparta Public Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

 

Minimum Bids Reduced on Cargo Vans

Illinois Heartland Library System is selling surplus cargo vans in an effort to offset the cost of purchasing new delivery vans. The minimum bid has been reduced to one third of the Kelley Blue Book value.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - July 17, 2015

The July 17, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Updated Resource on Illinois Library Laws & Rules
  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • Statewide Delivery Services Web Page
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - July 10, 2015

The July 10, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • 2015 Illinois Library Laws & Rules Books
  • Delivery Update:  Transporting Freebies
  • ILA Launches New Website
  • Library Friends Survey
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS Offices Closed Friday

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3, 2015. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided.

 

See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Good News! Amazing News!

Today we received $730,333.32 for the FY2015 System Area & Per Capita Grant, which represents the remaining Live and Learn payments for this fiscal year. This is the second year in a row we have received all grant funds before our fiscal year end.

The total FY2015 grant allocation is $3,364,429.41. However, this year we received an additional $36,270.91 from remaining equalization funds available in the budget line. That brings the grand total for FY2015 to $3,400,700.32.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - June 29, 2015

The June 29, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Offices Closed July 3, 2015
  • Board Recap
  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • VIDEO on Dream Grant
  • IHLS Staff Day Photos
  • IHLS Delivery Team
  • eRead Illinois Advisory Committee
  • Think Outside The Barn @ your library – Call For Books 2015
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

eRead Illinois Advisory Committee

First Row: Dee Brennan, Leslie Bednar, Illinois State Library Director Anne Craig, Veronda Pitchford
Middle Row: Chris Dawdy, Natalie DeJonghe, Secretary of State/State Librarian Jesse White, Lynn Schmit, Marian Albers
Back Row: George Kalinka, Jane Plass, Rebecca Scott, Lesley Zavediuk

New SHARE Dream Grant Video

The Dream Grant video highlights how SHARE membership can have a very positive impact on a community—especially smaller more rural ones.

 

 

ILEAD USA Continues This Week

This week kicks off the second session of ILEAD USA (Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover), the State Library’s initiative to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools. Building on four successful cohorts held in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, this year’s session includes ten states to truly make this a nationwide experience. The nine participating states joining Illinois are:  Delaware, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin.