Library News

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IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Independece Day  on Thursday, July 4. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run on Friday to compensate for volume.

See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Letter addressing Lost Items

Please click Read more to see a letter from IHLS Executive Director Leslie Bednar addressing IHLS policy on Lost Items.

Moving Forward Together

The June 28, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Board Meeting Recap
  • IHLS 2nd Year!
  • IHLS Facilities Update
  • Delivery Update
  • IHLS Member Libraries Suspended
  • Groundbreaking Invitation
  • SHARE Update for Non-SHARE Members
  • On the Front Lines
  • WorldShare Watch
  • ALA Annual Conference Tech Wrap-Up Webinar
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities
     

WorldShare Watch June 28

Recently OCLC installed new features and enhancements to WorldShare ILL. As a member of the Illinois, you have the unique opportunity participate in a managed migration from WorldCat Resource Sharing to the new service. It’s important to take advantage of this opportunity for training in the new service before access to WorldCat Resource Sharing ends in December.

OCLC will continue to add features to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan on an ongoing basis.  These additions will expand the service to deliver functionality beyond that available in WorldCat Resource Sharing, including enhancements made in response to suggestions from WorldShare Interlibrary Loan users.

Board Meeting Recap - June 2013

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their June 25, 2013, meeting in Decatur, IL.

Click here for the original agenda.

Next board meeting date: July 23, 2013 in Effingham.

Moving Forward TOGETHER

The June 14, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Annual Meeting
  • June IHLS Board Meeting
  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • SHARE Update
  • Call for talk table discussion leaders and poster session presenters
  • Illinois Public Libraries Are Eligible for Free Energy Assessments and 75% Grants for Energy Efficiency Improvements
  • WorldShare Watch
  • “On the Front Lines” Keynote Speaker Will Highlight Customer Experience
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Libraries in the News
  • Grant Opportunities

IHLS Annual Meeting

 

All library staff, boards, and friends of IHLS are invited to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of IHLS on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Join us as we recognize new and departing board members and celebrate the completion of our second amazing and innovative year.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at our Decatur office and light refreshments will be served. Please register in L2

 

After the Annual Meeting you are welcome to attend the IHLS Board Meeting which will begin at 6 p.m. 

Moving Forward Together

The June 14, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Public Libraries: Non-Resident Fee Survey
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Professional Development from PLA
  • Digital Directions Welcomes Illinois Libraries - July 21-23, U Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities
     

WorldShare Watch

Are you planning to attend the ALA Annual conference in Chicago? Are you a member of the resource sharing community? Are you excited to learn more about OCLC’s new service, WorldShare Interlibrary Loan? If you answered yes, then we have the event just for YOU!

On Thursday, June 27 at 12 pm, OCLC is hosting a seminar, Getting ready for OCLC WorldShare ILL: Tools and Tips. This no-charge workshop will provide information to help you begin using the new OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan service. A member of OCLC’s Training team will provide instruction on how to manage borrowing and lending activities in the new service.  You will also hear an update on WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, including recently added features and plans for future enhancements. This seminar is being hosted in the Chicago Authors Room, at the Chicago Public library.

Looking for other OCLC resource sharing events at this year’s conference? Plan to visit OCLC at Booth 1612 in the exhibit hall, or add other OCLC programs to your ALA schedule. Two meetings of special interest to resource sharing librarians are:

Putting the “E” in Interlibrary Loan: Using new OCLC tools to share electronic resources

OCLC Resource Sharing and ILLiad User Group meeting

Not going to ALA Annual?
Then you should plan to attend a July 10 Virtual Resource Sharing and ILLiad User Group meeting.  These meetings will include the same presentations shared at the User Group meeting in Chicago.  They will feature updates on WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and information about recent enhancements to the ILLiad service.

Moving Forward Together

The May 24, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • Connect with Leslie (Date & Time Change)
  • Public Libraries: Non-Resident Fee Survey
  • Interlibrary Loan & Reciprocal Borrowing Survey
  • Sad News
  • SHARE Update
  • Grant for Illinois Libraries
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities
     

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