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Moving Forward Together - February 28, 2014

The February 28, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Funding News!
  • Board Candidate Write-In Seats
  • Weather Closings
  • Delivery Update: Unidentified Items
  • Library Jobs
  • Serving Our Public 3.0 order request
  • Teen Tech Week
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter

Board candidate write-in seats

Attention IHLS members:

Voters will be given the opportunity to write in candidates for 2 open seats in this year’s election for the Illinois Heartland Library System Board of Directors

The nomination process for candidates closed on February 15. At that time, there were no candidates for one of the open public library trustee seats and no candidates for the open seat for special libraries.

When you receive your ballots on March 15, you will be given a space where you can write in the name of a person who is eligible and willing to serve in the special seat and in the public library trustee seat. The person with the most write-in votes will be the winner.

The IHLS Nominating Committee reserves the right to make sure that all write-in candidates are eligible and willing to serve.

If no eligible winner steps forward or is found through the write-in process, any empty seat will be filled with an appointee by the IHLS Board president, as approved by the full IHLS Board.

The Nominating Committee is hoping that, by this advanced notice, you will be better prepared when you receive your ballot and begin voting.

eRead Illinois Newsletter: February 27, 2014

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The Februrary 27, 2014 eRead Illinois newsletter includes:

  • eRead Illinois Participation
  • 3M Shopping Cart News
  • eRead Illinois Project Team Members at Upcoming Conferences
  • New Training Opportunities
  • Information for SHARE School Libraries
  • Project Team Contact Info


Moving Forward Together - February 21, 2014

The February 21, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • February IHLS Board Meeting
  • Serving Our Public 3.0 Order Request
  • Consulting Services Plan: Two Opportunities to Provide Input
  • Delivery Numbers
  • eRead Illinois Technology Petting Zoo
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch Tip of the Week
  • What’s New in Children’s Literature Workshop
  • Submissions for 2015 “Read to the Rhythm” Resource Guide
  • ISLMA Mini-Conferences
  • Little Free Libraries Comes to Illinois
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter

eRead Illinois Update: 3M Cloud

With the holiday on Monday and the fabulous semi-annual SHARE meeting on Wednesday, you won't be receiving an official newsletter this week. A few important 3M Cloud Library updates are provided below:

Moving Forward Together - February 14, 2014

The February 14, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Offices Closed Monday
  • Delivery on Monday
  • Deadline Tomorrow for Board Nominations
  • Connect with Leslie Follow-Up
  • Consulting Services Survey Deadline February 28, 2014
  • Assessing Interest in LTA (Library Technical Assistant) Training and Certification
  • Delivery Tip: Transporting Media Items (CD's & DVD's)
  • eRead Illinois Training
  • SHARE Leads the Way!
  • WorldShare Enhancements
  • Chapters Sought by Editor
  • Libraries of Illinois Risk Agency
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter

IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day on Monday, February 17. Talking Book Services will not be provided. Delivery will run as normal.

Chapters sought by editor

Carol Smallwood, editor and co-editor on two anthologies, is looking for chapter submissions by practicing public librarians and LIS faculty.

The anthologies are:


Making Libraries Integral in the Lives of Baby Boomers

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use co-ed., (Scarecrow Press, 2013)


Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, public libraries consultant; Library Management Tips That Work, ed., (ALA Editions, 2011)


eRead Illinois Newsletter: February 13, 2014

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The February 13, 2014 eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • March Sign Up Information
  • 3M Tip of the Week
  • Upcoming Presentations
  • Training Opportunities
  • Technology Petting Zoo Update
  • Project Team Contact Info


Moving Forward Together - February 7, 2014

The February 7, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Connect with Leslie Rescheduled for February 12, 2014
  • Consulting Services Survey
  • Annual Certification
  • Library Closings Page
  • Delivery Tips of the Week
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Webinar
  • Bunker Hill Open House
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award
  • Shout out a nomination for an ILA Award
  • Area librarians, potential library students invited to reception
  • Just in time for Black History Month!
  • ALA Leadership Institute: Leading to the Future
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grant Opportunities
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
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