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2014 ILEAD U Applications Now Available — Webinar December 4, 2013!

The State Library will host ILEAD U: Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover, The 21st Century Technology Tools Institute for Illinois Library Staff at the University of Illinois Springfield on March 24-27, June 23-26 and

Prepare to use new WS ILL features

WorldShare ILL Tip of the Week: Prepare for your library’s use of new WorldShare ILL features

OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan enhancements planned for release on November 10 will enable you to simplify ILL workflows and save time for your library’s ILL staff. This Tip provides advance information about several new features scheduled for availability in WorldShare ILL on November 10, so you can be ready to use them upon their release next week.

On Sunday, you will see several new features that will change how you use WorldShare ILL. These include:

IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, 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.

Moving Forward Together - November 6, 2013

The November 6, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project
  • eRead Illinois
  • Attention all academic and public libraries!
  • Participate in Try It! Illinois 2013
  • Implementing change: Realizing the results of collaborating in the cloud
  • Tablets and Mobile Applications
  • Greening Your Library: Sustainable Practices for a New Generation
  • Libraries in the News
  • Grant Opportunities

eRead Illinois Newsletter: November 6, 2013

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The November 5, 2013, eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Sign-up Information
  • Implementation Update
  • More Training Opportunities
  • Archived Virtual Training Sessions
  • 3M Cloud Library FAQ
  • eRead Illinois Project Team Contact Information
  • New Resources

Recording of 3M Demo at ILA Now Available

The eRead Illinois projet team had a great time introducing the 3M Cloud Library to IHLS SHARE members at ILA a few weeks ago. If you were unable to attend the conference, but would like to learn more about the eRead Illinois Project and the 3M Cloud Library platform, you might want to check out the video recording of the 3M Demonstration.

Moving Forward Together - November 1, 2013

The November 1, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Connect with Leslie
  • Firearm Concealed Carry Act Policy
  • Nominations Open for Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • Tablets and Mobile Applications
  • Greening Your Library: Sustainable Practices for a New Generation
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author may be perched in a coffee shop finishing off the next great novel right now. In a few months that author may be famous. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project kicked off at the annual Illinois Library Association conference. The project is seeking an Illinois author with a self-published adult fiction book that libraries can help to make “famous.” 

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project will be accepting adult fiction submissions from Illinois residents via their local libraries until January 6, 2014. The winner will be announced during National Library Week, April 13 to 19, 2014.

eRead Illinois Newsletter: October 29, 2013

The October 29, 2013, eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Project Team Contact Info
  • Where to Find More Information
  • Sign Up Information
  • Training Dates
  • Handouts & Resources

Find answers quickly

Find answers quickly in WorldShare ILL documentation


When you need a quick “how to” answer while using the new WorldShare ILL service, take a look at the documentation resources provided on the OCLC Support and Training website.  From comprehensive coverage of borrowing and lending workflows to detailed information about specific features such as Article Exchange, WorldShare ILL documentation provides answers you can access quickly.


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