The Illinois Heartland Library System Board of Directors Nominating Committee is preparing for the 2016 election cycle and has opened the nomination process. The following positions on the board are up for election this year:
1 Public Library Representative (3 year term)
4 Public Library Trustee Representatives (Each is a 3 year term)
Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is an organization dedicated to providing high quality services to its 539 members in central and southern Illinois. Our primary annual revenue is the System Area and Per Capita (SAPC) grant from the Illinois State Library/Secretary of State. For several years the annual grant appropriation for IHLS has been approximately $3.36 M. We very recently learned from the Illinois State Library our appropriation for the current fiscal year (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) will be approximately $1.97 M--a decrease of 42%.