Library News

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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.

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.