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eRead Illinois Update

We hope you're staying warm in this frigid weather. Curling up with a good e-book and a hot beverage sounds delightful right about now! We won't be sending out a newsletter this week, as we only have a few updates to share, provided below:

SHARE Semi-Annual meeting documents

The following proposed documents will be reviewed at the February 4 SHARE Semi-Annual meeting.  Electronic voting to accept or reject the proposed documents will take place during the week of February 10.  A link to the voting document will be sent to each member library's voting representative, and there should be only one vote cast per library.

Update: 2 IHLS offices closed Tuesday, 21 January

Due to inclement weather, the IHLS Champaign and Edwardsville offices will be closed Tuesday, 21 January.

Delivery will not run for Champaign and Edwardville, extra routes will run Wednesday to compensate for volume.

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


Moving Forward Together - January 17, 2014

The January 17, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • January IHLS Board Meeting
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Annual Online Library System Certification
  • Delivery Volume & Guidelines
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Members Semi-Annual Meeting
  • WorldShare Watch
  • Performers Showcases
  • Immigration Resources for Public Librarians Webinar
  • 24th Annual Library Legislative Breakfast
  • ILA Library Trustee Forum 2014 Workshop
  • 13th Annual CCB Book Sale
  • ISL Seeks Resource Sharing Survey Responses
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grant Opportunities

IHLS Offices closed Monday, January 20

Just a reminder that all IHLS offices will be closed and delivery will not operate Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

All four will reopen January 21st, and additional delivery routes may run to compensate for volume.


eRead Illinois Newsletter: January 16, 2014

The January 16 eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Number of Participating Libraries
  • Sign Up Information
  • Content Ownership
  • Updated List of Axis 360 Titles
  • New Training Opportunities
  • A Parental Waiver Template for Schools
  • Project Team Contact Information


Central Illinois Performer's Showcase

Forsyth Public Library, Forsyth, IL will be hosting a performer's showcase beginning at 12:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Jump start your summer reading planning! The Performer's Showcase is an opportunity for those librarians and staff who hire performers for summer reading or other library/community programs to see a bit of their performance and meet them in person. Twelve to fourteen performers will showcase their talents and will be available for bookings after the showcase.

Visit L2 for more information.

Moving Forward Together - January 10, 2014

The January 10, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Annual Online Library System Certification
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update - Polaris Upgrade
  • ISL Seeks Responses to Resource Sharing Survey
  • WorldShare ILL - Key Dates to Transition
  • 2014 SWAYS Performer’s Showcase
  • 24th Annual Library Legislative Breakfast
  • ILA Library Trustee Forum 2014 Workshop
  • Powerful Partnerships: Libraries, Technology, and the Common Core
  • Getting Started with Open Access
  • Embracing Change in the Library
  • IACRL 2014 Conference
  • 2014 ILEAD U Applications: Deadline Extended! Due Friday, February 14, 2014
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter

WSW Key Dates

WorldShare Watch for Jan 10, 2014


eRead Illinois Newsletter: January 9, 2014

The January 9 eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • New Sign-Up Information
  • A 3M Shopping Cart Update
  • More Training Opportunities
  • Project Team Contact Info