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IHLS Board Election voting ends April 15

Voting is now underway for the 5 open seats on the IHLS Board of Directors. Seats to be filled are: 1 Academic Library Representative 1 Special Library Representative 1 School Library Representative 2 Public Library Trustee Representatives Please read these instructions carefully prior to voting:

Moving Forward Together - March 14, 2014

The March 14, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Funding News!
  • March IHLS Board Meeting
  • Public Libraries: Non-Resident Fee Survey Now Available
  • Delivery Tip: Kits
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • Member Spotlight
  • Summer Getaway: Professional Development for School Librarians
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants & Scholarships
  • In the News

Managing ILL Policies and Fees

WorldShare ILL Tip of the Week: Managing ILL Policies and Fees

OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan displays your ILL fee range based on what you have defined in the OCLC® Policies Directory.  Accurate fee information assists you and other libraries in completing interlibrary loans. To make sure your fees are as clear as possible, update your policies in the Policies Directory.

To update your ILL fees and policies, log in to the OCLC Policies Directory and update your library’s information under the Policies tab.  Remember to create multiple policies if you have different fees for different groups or types of libraries (for example, free for in state libraries, but charge for out of state).

For further information, please see the Policies Directory quick reference.

Public Libraries: Non-Resident Fee Survey Now Available

IHLS is required to maintain a list on the IHLS website of non-resident program information from IHLS public libraries and to indicate whether or not a library participates in the non-resident fee program and what that fee is.  Each year IHLS asks all IHLS public libraries for this information.  This information is being gathered by a survey found at this link  The deadline for completion of the survey is June 15, 2014

Each public library board is required to take action each year on whether to participate in the non-resident program and to determine the fee for non-resident cards.  Additional information on the non-resident fee program can be found on the Illinois State Library website.

eRead Illinois Newsletter: March 13, 2014

The March 13, 2014 eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Sign Up Info for April
  • New Training Dates
  • 3M Shopping Cart News
  • Big News from 3M
  • Collection Development Information
  • E-book Education
  • Project Team Contact Info


IHLS Champaign Office closed today

There is a power outage at the IHLS Champaign office. The phone system is also affected and is down.
As soon as power is restored, service will continue.
The drivers started out on their routes and will exercise best judgement regarding delivery today.


Moving Forward Together - March 7, 2014

The March 7, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • In Memoriam - Sandy Waldrop
  • Survey Results - Input for Long Range Plan
  • Board Candidate Write-In Seats
  • Register for Consulting Services Focus Groups
  • Serving Our Public 3.0 order request
  • Delivery Tip
  • eRead Illinois Demos & Training
  • WorldShare Watch Tip of the Week
  • Meet Jessie Palmer Weber, The Library Lady
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library

In Memoriam - Sandy Waldrop

photo of Sandy WaldropIt is with great sadness that we let you know Sandy Waldrop passed away on Tuesday. Sandy was a Cataloging Assistant in the Du Quoin office and has been a dear friend and colleague since April 1990, when she joined the Shawnee Library System.

Sandy's mom, Phyllis Littlepage, is the former director of the Johnston City Public Library.

Please keep Sandy’s family in your thoughts and prayers.


Below are the arrangements:

Visitation: Friday, March 7, 5 to 8 p.m. at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home (Johnston City, IL)

Funeral: Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m. at First Christian Church (Johnston City, IL), followed by Burial at Lakeview Cemetery (Johnston City, IL)

eRead Illinois: 3M Cloud Update

Just a few important things to remember from the eRead Illinois team this week:

Survey Results - Input for Long Range Plan

The IHLS Board of Directors would like to thank all members that took the time to complete our survey. Your input will assist the Board working on the System’s long range plan. We were pleased with the number of responses on a survey which was only open for a couple of days.

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