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IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, 2013. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run on Tuesday to compensate for volume.
 
See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Moving Forward Together - November 6, 2013

The November 6, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project
  • eRead Illinois
  • Attention all academic and public libraries!
  • Participate in Try It! Illinois 2013
  • Implementing change: Realizing the results of collaborating in the cloud
  • Tablets and Mobile Applications
  • Greening Your Library: Sustainable Practices for a New Generation
  • Libraries in the News
  • Grant Opportunities
     

eRead Illinois Newsletter: November 6, 2013

eRead Illinois Logo

The November 5, 2013, eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Sign-up Information
  • Implementation Update
  • More Training Opportunities
  • Archived Virtual Training Sessions
  • 3M Cloud Library FAQ
  • eRead Illinois Project Team Contact Information
  • New Resources

Recording of 3M Demo at ILA Now Available

The eRead Illinois projet team had a great time introducing the 3M Cloud Library to IHLS SHARE members at ILA a few weeks ago. If you were unable to attend the conference, but would like to learn more about the eRead Illinois Project and the 3M Cloud Library platform, you might want to check out the video recording of the 3M Demonstration.

Moving Forward Together - November 1, 2013

The November 1, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Connect with Leslie
  • Firearm Concealed Carry Act Policy
  • Nominations Open for Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • Tablets and Mobile Applications
  • Greening Your Library: Sustainable Practices for a New Generation
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities
     

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author may be perched in a coffee shop finishing off the next great novel right now. In a few months that author may be famous. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project kicked off at the annual Illinois Library Association conference. The project is seeking an Illinois author with a self-published adult fiction book that libraries can help to make “famous.” 

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project will be accepting adult fiction submissions from Illinois residents via their local libraries until January 6, 2014. The winner will be announced during National Library Week, April 13 to 19, 2014.

eRead Illinois Newsletter: October 29, 2013

The October 29, 2013, eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Project Team Contact Info
  • Where to Find More Information
  • Sign Up Information
  • Training Dates
  • Handouts & Resources

Find answers quickly

Find answers quickly in WorldShare ILL documentation

 

When you need a quick “how to” answer while using the new WorldShare ILL service, take a look at the documentation resources provided on the OCLC Support and Training website.  From comprehensive coverage of borrowing and lending workflows to detailed information about specific features such as Article Exchange, WorldShare ILL documentation provides answers you can access quickly.

 

Moving Forward TOGETHER

The October 24, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS at ILA
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Board Meeting Recap
  • Surplus Equipment at Du Quoin Office
  • Delivery Update
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • LibNett (Libraries Networking Together)
  • American Libraries Live: Tablets and Mobile Applications
  • Sign Up for Spring Classes at the College of DuPage
  • Libraries in the News
  • Grant Opportunities

Surplus Equipment at Du Quoin Office

We are pleased to announce the availability of office furniture and equipment at the Du Quoin IHLS office which has been declared surplus by the IHLS Board.  The Du Quoin Office is located at 500 South Madison, Du Quoin, IL 62832.  These items will be free of charge of member libraries.  Member libraries cannot reserve items by telephone, e-mail, fax, etc.  All available items will be given to member libraries on a first come, first serve basis and must be immediately removed from the IHLS Du Quoin Office on Friday, October 25; Monday, October 28; or Tuesday, October 29, 2013 between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 p.m.  Because of the weight of the items in the Carterville Office, reservations must be made to pick up those items.

Here is a list of the items available.

For information on the availability and/or descriptions of items please contact Ellen Popit at 618.985-3711 ext. 624 or Faith Jones at 618.985.3711 ext. 603.

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