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SHARE Bibliographic and Cataloging Standards Committee meeting

There will be a SHARE Bibliographic and Cataloging Standards Committee meeting at the IHLS Decatur office, and available via videoconference,  at 10am Friday, February 8, 2013.

Click here to view the agenda.

Moving Forward TOGETHER

In the latest edition of the MFT:

iMAC Meeting

REQUIRED Annual Library Certification Process

SHARE Update - 66 Days  to Polaris!

E-News from the Illinois State Library

What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois

ILA Library Trustee Forum 2013 Workshop

Libraries in the News

Grant Opportunities

Moving Forward TOGETHER

In the latest edition of the MFT:

Board Meeting Recap

iMAC Meeting

SHARE Update - 73 Days  to Polaris!

LibraryLearning (L2)

PEW Report: Library Service in the Digital Age

ILA Library Trustee Forum 2013 Workshop

ATLAS Director’s Retreat

E-News from the Illinois State Library

What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois

Grant Opportunities

Libraries in the News

Board Meeting Recap - January 2013

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their January 22, 2013, meeting in Effingham, IL.

Click here for the original agenda.

Next board meeting date: February 26, 2013, 6:00 pm at the the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham.

 

Pew Report: "Library Services in the Digital Age"

(reposted from the Illinois library Association Newsletter)

Summary of Findings

The Internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping

transform Americans' reading habits.  In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources.  In a new survey of Americans' attitudes and expectations for public libraries, the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project finds that many library patrons are eager to see libraries' digital services expand, yet also feel that print books remain important in the digital age.

Moving Forward TOGETHER

In the latest edition of the MFT:

IHLS Holiday Closing

January IHLS Board Meeting

News from the IHLS Website and/or Facebook

SHARE Update - 80 Days to Polaris!

REQUIRED Annual Library Certification Process

Vendor Discounts

What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois

Grant Opportunities

Small Public Library Management Institute (SPLMI) - June 2-7, 2013

Libraries in the News

OCLC’s New ILL Service

Getting Ready For OCLC’s New Interlibrary Loan Service
The WorldCat Resource Sharing interlibrary loan service libraries receive through the Illinois statewide OCLC contract will be replaced this year by a new service, OCLC WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan. WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan will deliver new and expanded functionality that supports evolving workflow changes, such as the option to purchase instead of borrow needed materials.
The service’s interoperation with other applications, such as the display of lender costs from the OCLC Policies Directory and display of item availability from a library’s ILS, will be supported by the new WorldShare Platform.

ICPN Webinar January 29

New Illinois Collections Preservation Network Webinar January 29

The Illinois Collections Preservation Network, of which the State Library is proud to be a partner, has scheduled another Webinar in their preservation series. The Webinar, to be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. central time on Tuesday, January 29, deals with “Funding Opportunities for Collections Preservation.” Presenters will bePatricia L. Miller, Executive Director of the Illinois Heritage Association, and Bonnie Styles, Director of the Illinois State Museum.

This Webinar will provide basic tips on applying for grants and an overview of funding opportunities to support collections preservation. Staff, volunteers, board members, and anyone interested in collections care funding for library, museum, or historical society collections will be interested in taking part. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions. To take part in the event, log on as a guest at http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/r3sincu55jz/.

Looking For ILA Conference Proposals

This year’s Illinois Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference is set for Navy Pier in Chicago, October 15-17. The theme for this year’s event is “Ignite!”, with fire symbolizing the burning enthusiasm of the library profession.

The ILA Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals that focus on engaging the community, stimulating imagination, fostering creativity and ingenuity, sharing gifts and talents, and demonstrating leadership for libraries of every size and every type

CE Courses at GSLIS IL

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, is pleased to offer the following online, non-credit continuing education courses open to all interested library and information professionals. 

Three ALA-APA approved Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) courses:

Organization and Personnel Management

Current Issues in Libraries

Fundraising and Grant Writing for Your Library

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