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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

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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.


Moving Forward TOGETHER

The October 24, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS at ILA
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Board Meeting Recap
  • Surplus Equipment at Du Quoin Office
  • Delivery Update
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • LibNett (Libraries Networking Together)
  • American Libraries Live: Tablets and Mobile Applications
  • Sign Up for Spring Classes at the College of DuPage
  • Libraries in the News
  • Grant Opportunities

Surplus Equipment at Du Quoin Office

We are pleased to announce the availability of office furniture and equipment at the Du Quoin IHLS office which has been declared surplus by the IHLS Board.  The Du Quoin Office is located at 500 South Madison, Du Quoin, IL 62832.  These items will be free of charge of member libraries.  Member libraries cannot reserve items by telephone, e-mail, fax, etc.  All available items will be given to member libraries on a first come, first serve basis and must be immediately removed from the IHLS Du Quoin Office on Friday, October 25; Monday, October 28; or Tuesday, October 29, 2013 between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 p.m.  Because of the weight of the items in the Carterville Office, reservations must be made to pick up those items.

Here is a list of the items available.

For information on the availability and/or descriptions of items please contact Ellen Popit at 618.985-3711 ext. 624 or Faith Jones at 618.985.3711 ext. 603.

Board Meeting Recap - October 2013

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

Click here for the original agenda.

Next board meeting date: November 26, 2013 in Effingham.

eRead Illinois Newsletter: October 22, 2013

The October 22, 2013, eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Launch Dates
  • Fee Structure Information
  • Sign Up Information
  • Training Opportunities
  • Opening Day Collection List (3M Cloud)
  • Upcoming Events
  • Contact Information


Sign up for Spring classes at the College of DuPage

Spring 2014 registration begins Nov. 7 for new and returning students. Summer registration begins March 28. For further information, contact Carol Sturz, Coordinator, Library & Information Technology, 425 Fawell Blvd., SRC3048, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Ph: 630-942-2597 email:

Spring 2014

Moving Forward Together

The October 18, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • October IHLS Board Meeting
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Delivery Update
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • Complete Construction Needs Survey by October 25, 2013
  • WorldShare Watch
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grant Opportunities
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