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IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve onTuesday, December 24 and Christmas Day on Wednesday, December 25 . Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run later in the week to compensate for volume.

Moving Forward Together - December 20, 2013

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The December 20, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Happy Holidays from IHLS
  • Holiday Closings
  • Annual Certification Processing starting in January
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • SWAYS Performer’s Showcase
  • WorldShare Watch
  • Future of Libraries: What’s Your Vision?
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities

IHLS Edwardsville office closing @ 4:00

The Edwardsville office will be closing today at 4:00 p.m. due to inclement weather.
If you have an LLSAP emergency while the office is closed, please call the regular phone number for your hub and follow the directions to reach someone in the automation department.
Be safe!

eRead Illinois Newsletter: December 12, 2013

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The December 12, 2013 eRead Illinois newsletter includes:

  • Information for Participating Libraries
  • Collection Development News
  • Training Information
  • Promotional Materials
  • Project Team Contact Info

Surplus furniture & equipment at Champaign office

We are pleased to announce the availability of office furniture and equipment at the Champaign IHLS office which has been declared surplus by the IHLS Board.  The Champaign Office is located at 1704 W. Interstate Dr. Champaign IL 61822.  These items will be free of charge to 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 served basis and must be immediately removed from the IHLS Champaign Office between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013; or Tuesday, December 17, 2013 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Interested library members must be prepared to carry items out to their vehicles with minimal or no support from IHLS staff.

Here is a list of the items available.

For information on the availability and/or descriptions of items please contact Michelle Ralston at 217.352.0047 ext. 717 or Linda Kates at 217.352.0047 ext. 705

Du Quoin office closed Monday, December 9

Due to continuing dangerous road conditions, the IHLS Du Quoin office will be closed.

Delivery will not run Monday from the Du Quoin hub. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have a LLSAP emergency while the office is closed, please call the phone number for your hub and follow the directions to reach someone in the automation department.


Moving Forward Together - December 6, 2013

The December 6, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Board Meeting Recap
  • Mandatory Library Certification
  • Delivery Update - Weather Closings
  • "It's a Writingful Life"
  • Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Deadline January 6
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Chat
  • New! IHLS Discussion Board
  • WorldShare Watch Browser Requirements and Training Webinars
  • 24th Annual Library Legislative Breakfast
  • ILA Library Trustee Forum 2014 Workshop
  • Upcoming WebJunction Webinars
  • DPLA Community Reps Outreach
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grant Opportunities

 “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination.
But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen,
then you have something very special.”
― Nelson Mandela (7/18/1918 - 12/5/2013)

Board Meeting Recap - December 2013

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their December 3, 2013, meeting in Effingham, IL.

Click here for the original agenda.

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

Browser requirements for WorldShare ILL

OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan is tested with specific browser versions in conjunction with each release of new functionality, to ensure the best possible experience for users of the service. Newer browser versions are needed to enable use of the new and expanded features of WorldShare ILL. This tip summarizes current browser requirements and provides advance information about a change in support for Internet Explorer version 8.

The browsers and versions most recently tested with WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan are: