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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
     

Interlibrary Loan & Reciprocal Borrowing Survey

Each year ILLINET libraries are required to submit statistics on their interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing activities for the year.  Yes the word is required.  As a member of Illinois Heartland Library System, you certify that you abide by the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code and in the code it states that you annually submit these statistics to the Illinois State Library.

School Librarians, now is the time to submit the form for your school, before you leave for the summer.  You have the statistics handy and you are still in your library, not vacation mode.  We encourage you to submit this survey now.

RPLS Board of Directors Meeting

Rolling Prairie Library System
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 2:00 P.M.

IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day  on Monday, May 27, 2013. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run on Tuesday to compensate for volume.

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

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

OCLC’s new resource sharing service, WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan, is available for your use. As a member of the Illinois group, you have the unique opportunity participate in a managed migration from WorldCat Resource Sharing to the new service. Do not miss out on this opportunity to receive training and get comfortable with WorldShare ILL. In December 2013, access to WorldCat Resource Sharing will end and OCLC resource sharing will continue through WorldShare Interlibrary Loan for all users worldwide.

Moving Forward Together

The May 17, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

IHLS Holiday Closing
Resource Sharing for Non-SHARE Members
Public Libraries: Non-Resident Fee Survey
SHARE Update
On the Front Lines
What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
WorldShare Watch
Libraries in the News
E-News from the Illinois State Library
Grant Opportunities

Public Libraries: Non-Resident Fee Survey

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 http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYLPJX7. The deadline for completion of the survey is June 15, 2013.

 

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.