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Moving Forward TOGETHER

In the latest edition of the MFT:

Seeking Potential Candidates for IHLS Board Elections

Annual Library Certification Process

SHARE Update - 59 Days to Polaris!

SHARE Executive Council Meeting - February 11, 2013

SHARE Local Meeting - February 12, 2013

ILA Library Trustee Forum 2013 Workshop

E-News from the Illinois State Library

Grant Opportunities

What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois

Libraries in the News

SHARE Executive Council Meeting - February 11, 2013

There will be a SHARE Executive Council meeting at the IHLS Edwardsville office at 10am Monday, February 11, 2013.

Click here to view the agenda.

 

Seeking Potential Candidates for IHLS Board Elections

The IHLS Nominating Committee is searching for potential candidates for the 2013 IHLS Board Elections. The following positions on the board are up for election this year:

1 Public Library Representative
4 Public Library Trustee Representatives
There are currently no open seats for representatives from Academic, School or Special libraries.

Please share this survey link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IHLS2013nomination  with board members and colleagues--any Public Library professionals and/or Public Library Trustees who may be interested in serving a three year term on the IHLS Board of Directors. Please complete the survey yourself if you are interested.

Only people interested in appearing on the election ballot should complete the survey. The Nominating committee will consider all survey responses and will select candidates to appear on the ballot. The committee has several factors to consider in creating a balanced ballot in accordance with the IHLS by-laws. Completing the survey does not guarantee one’s appearance on the ballo

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.