Library News

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Moving Forward Together

The May 10, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • Resource Sharing for Non-SHARE Members
  • Public Libraries: Non-Resident Fee Survey
  • SHARE Update
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • ISLMA/AASL Leadership Institute
  • WorldShare Watch
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities
     

Moving Forward Together

The May 3, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

Resource Sharing for Non-SHARE Members
WorldShare Watch--A Message from OCLC
ILDS Numbers - Before and After Go-Live Polaris
SHARE Update
The 15th Annual Illinois Leadership Conference
Jesse White Visits Bunker Hill PLD
Libraries in the News
E-News from the Illinois State Library
Grant Opportunities
 

Moving Forward Together

The April 26, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

Funding News!
Connect with Leslie
Jesse White to visit Bunker Hill PLD on Monday
SHARE Update
WorldShare Watch
New Librarian-Director
IHLS Member Forums
GSLIS Courses Available Summer 2013
What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
ILA Intellectual Freedom Aware - Call for Nominations
E-News from the Illinois State Library
Grant Opportunities
 

WorldShare Watch—IHLS

Many of you have read or heard about the OCLC migration from WorldCat Resource Sharing to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.  Libraries in the US began switching to the new WorldShare platform in March.  The Illinois State Library, RAILS, and IHLS have been in communication with OCLC about the best migration timeline for Libraries in Illinois.  It is anticipated that training sessions for Illinois libraries on borrowing and lending in WorldShare  will begin in late May, 2013.  Libraries in the northern part of the state will begin training first, while the majority of libraries in IHLS will start training in late August.

Moving Forward Together

The April 19, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

April IHLS Board Meeting
2013 Board Election Preview Ballot
Connect with Leslie
SHARE Update
IHLS Member Forums
GSLIS Courses Available Summer 2013
ISLMA Southern Spring Mini-Conference
What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
Libraries in the News
E-News from the Illinois State Library
Grant Opportunities

GSLIS courses available Summer 2013

During the summer 2013 semester, seats are available in a number of on campus and online courses at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois. Formal admission to the University is not necessary, but a bachelor's degree is required.

Moving Forward Together

The April 12, 2013, newsletter includes:

Mission Accomplished!
April IHLS Board Meeting
2013 Board Election Preview Ballot
Connect with Leslie
SHARE Update
Member Interviews on Facebook
LibraryLearning (L2)
Public Libraries: Non-Resident Fee Survey Now Available
What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
American Libraries Live
E-News from the Illinois State Library
Be Proud! Be Loud! and Shout Out a Nomination!!
ALA Annual Conference
Libraries in the News
FREE Professional Advocacy Consulting Services
Grant Opportunities

 

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 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.

If you have any questions about the non-resident fee program or about the survey, please contact Beverly Obert, Resource Sharing Specialist, phone 271-429-2586 ext. 505 or by email bobert@illinoisheartland.org

ALA Annual Conference - Chicago, June 27-July 2

The ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 27-July 2, is shaping up to be another outstanding professional development opportunity.  Hope you will be able to take advantage of it being so close this year.

Early bird registration ends on April 12th, so I wanted to alert you to make sure you can take advantage of discounted rate. Registration info is at http://www.alaannual.org

Mission Accomplished!

Today 427 Libraries have merged into the Sharing Heartland’s Available Resources Equally (SHARE) system. SHARE libraries will have access to more than 10 million items. We are NOW the LARGEST multi-type library automation consortium in the Country!

Read more for links if your library is experiencing problems.