Library News

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FY 2014 School District Library Grant Application Now Available Online

Applications are now being accepted for the FY 2014 School District Library Grant.  Applications and all other information concerning the grant can be found on the State Library's website at the URL provided below:

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/grants/schoolpercapgrant.html

Moving Forward Together

The September 27, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Facilities Update
  • Board Meeting Recap
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Training Webinars on eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • New Schedule for your Transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
  • Deadline is October 15 for Public Library Per Capita Grant
  • FY2014 Live & Learn Construction Grant Program
  • Free Booklist Webinar—What Not to Weed: Best Practices in Weeding Library Collections
  • Free RDA Cataloging Pre-Conference
  • ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities

New Schedule for WSW ILL Transition

New Schedule for your Transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Moving Forward Together

The September 20, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • September IHLS Board Meeting
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Banned Books Week
  • Going First: The Edge Pilot Project and Rural Libraries
  • Free Booklist Webinar—What Not to Weed: Best Practices in Weeding Library Collections
  • Free RDA Cataloging Pre-Conference
  • Winter/Spring Publisher Presentation
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA Reporter on ILA Website
  • Grant Opportunities
     

Live and Learn Public Library Construction Grant Applications and Workshops Now Available

Public libraries may now apply for FY2014 Live and Learn Public Library Construction grants.

OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Workshop in Chicago during ILA conference

OCLC will bring face-to-face training on the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service to Chicago with a workshop during the Illinois Library Association conference in October.  Whether you plan to attend ILA or live near Chicago, we invite you to join us for this training program.

 

This workshop will provide the information you need to start using WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Specifically, the program will concentrate on how to manage borrowing and lending activities in the new service.

Moving Forward Together

The September 13, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Funding News!
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • ILA Annual Conference: Advanced Registration Deadline
  • Banned Books Week
  • Going First: The Edge Pilot Project and Rural Libraries
  • Free RDA Cataloging Pre-Conference
  • Illinois Energy Now Public Sector Workshop
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities
     

eRead Illinois

eRead Illinois, the much talked about Illinois statewide eBook consortium, will be available later this fall.  As you've all probably heard, IHLS SHARE members will be using a 3M cloud platform because it works seamlessly with Polaris.  RAILS will be using Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 platform.

 

Locating Your Library’s Unique URL

Tip of the Week September 12, 2013

Tip of the Week: September 12, 2013

 

When you set up OCLC Services user accounts to access WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, you received a unique URL in the format https://[libraryID].share.worldcat.org/wms for your library’s access to the service.  Part of your setup process included bookmarking this unique URL for future logons.

 

Bookmarking your library’s unique URL

Funding News!

IHLS has received payments of $730,333.32, representing the final payment of IHLS’ FY2013 (July 2012 - June 2013) Area and Per Capita Grant.

The continued support of Anne Craig (Director, Illinois State Library) and Jesse White (Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian) is much appreciated and strengthens our resolve to deliver core services in innovative ways.

 

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