Library News

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Moving Forward Together - May 22, 2014

The May 22, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • May IHLS Board Meeting
  • Plinkit Migration
  • Retirement Reception for Alice Ford
  • WorldCat/FirstSearch Resource Sharing/ILL No Longer Available
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • Member Spotlight
    • Belleville West High School
    • Worden Public Library District Expansion
  • New Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections website announced
  • College of DuPage Summer and Fall 2014 classes
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter

 

IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run later in the week to compensate for volume.

New online class for Fall: LIBRA1820 - Library Technology

New online class for Fall:  LIBRA1820 - Library Technology will address trends in technology applications for library functions and services. For information about online courses, visit www.cod.edu/online. Carol Sturz, Coordinator sturzc@cod.edu

Moving Forward Together - May 6, 2014

The May 6, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Funding News!
  • IHLS Staff Changes
  • Bylaws Update
  • Serving Our Public 3.0 Copies Available
  • Member Spotlight
  • Carrollton High School Library Learning Center Open House- May 14
  • Marrowbone Public Library District Community Room
  • ILA Reporter request: Unusual Library Collections
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Moving Forward Together - April 24, 2014

The April 24, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Polaris Demonstrations for Prospective SHARE Libraries
  • Board Meeting Recap
  • Connect with Leslie: April 29, 2014, at 2:30 PM
  • Public Libraries: Non-Resident Fee Survey Now Available
  • ISL News: Allowable Delivery Items
  • Copies Available: Serving Our Public 3.0
  • Newest eRead Illinois Project Team Member
  • Important Interlibrary Loan Date: May 19, 2014
  • Member Spotlight - Bunker Hill Public Library District
  • LibNett (Libraries Networking Together)
  • Medium Pubs Meeting
  • Small Public Libraries Get-Together
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Design Institute: The New Face of the Library
  • University of Illinois to Host National Archives Conference for Fraternities and Sororities
  • RAILS Online Auction
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
     

Board Meeting Recap - April 2014

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their April 22, 2014, meeting in Effingham, IL.

Click here for the original agenda.

Next board meeting date: May 27, 2014 in Effingham.

Moving Forward Together - April 11, 2014

The April 11, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Funding News!
  • Non-SHARE Members invited to SHARE Demonstration
  • IHLS Board Election Voting Ends April 15
  • Delivery Tip: What affects the amount of time it takes an item to complete its journey?
  • The eRead Illinois Project Team needs your feedback!
  • End of Access to WorldCat Resource Sharing
  • WorldShare ILL Training
  • Member Spotlight – Photo Opportunity
  • Small Public Libraries Get-Together
  • Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Announced Next Wednesday
  • National Library Week 2014
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News

Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author to be announced Wednesday, April 16

Announcement of the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author next Wednesday, April 16, 2 p.m. Central Time, RAILS Burr Ridge

 

Register to Attend the Announcement Event                    

 

Watch the Event Live Online (will be live at 1:55 pm)

 

This email is being sent to all libraries that nominated an author for the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project.  We have attempted to reach both the nominator and the director.

 

At the onset, thank you!  Bob Doyle, Illinois Library Association Executive Director, said, "The purpose of this exciting project is twofold—give a talented author exposure and spotlight the importance of libraries to literature efforts.” This project, while still unfinished, could not have moved forward had not Illinois library colleagues shared this vision. 

 

Three finalists (photos above) have been selected from 15 round two authors that were selected from the original 103 statewide entries (see map below) submitted to the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project.  We thank our 23 librarian judges who served from a variety of library types from across the state.  The finalists are Rick Polad, Carol Stream, nominated by the Phillips Library at Aurora University for his book Change of Address; Mary Hutchings Reed, Chicago, nominated for her work Warming Up by the Mount Prospect Public Library; and Joanne Zienty, Wheaton, nominated by the Forest School Library in Des Plaines for her book The Things We Save.  To read their personal statements, please visit http://soontobefamous.info.

 

eRead Illinois Newsletter: April 10, 2014

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The April 10 eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • May Sign-Up Information
  • Important Information for School Libraries
  • Current 3M Cloud Collection List
  • 3M Tip of the Week
  • Project Team Contact Info

 

Moving Forward Together - April 4, 2014

The April 4, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • An open letter to IHLS members
  • Annual Certification
  • IHLS Board Election Voting Now Underway
  • Delivery: The Journey of Your Item When it Travels Outside of Your Delivery Hub
  • The eRead Illinois Project Team needs your feedback!
  • OCLC Interlibrary Loan News
  • ILA YA Librarian of the Year
  • 10th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
  • College of DuPage Library & Information Technology Summer & Fall Courses
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter

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