IHLS Offices Closed Monday, May 28
All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2012. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. All four offices will reopen May 29 and additional delivery routes may run to compensate for volume.
May IHLS Board Meeting
The next IHLS Board meeting is Tuesday, May 22, 2012. IHLS Board meetings will be available via videoconferencing at each of our four offices as well as the Illinois State Library. If you are not able to join us in Effingham, perhaps one of these other locations will suffice. When available, you will find the May agenda and board packet here. The May board meeting will focus on our FY2013 System Area & Per Capita Grant application. Our system programs and budget are primary components of that application.
IHLS LLSAP Merger
There is quite a bit happening with the proposed merger of the four legacy LLSAP systems in IHLS and the proposed migration to Polaris. Below are just a FEW highlights:
The IHLS governing board has declared their intent to support one LLSAP in IHLS, which will be SHARE (Sharing Heartland’s Available Resources Equally).
As of May 9, all four legacy systems' Users' Groups have conducted their meetings and voted to merge with SHARE, effective July 1, 2012.
In January Polaris was chosen as the final vendor.
All current members that choose to join SHARE will migrate at the same time.
The goal is to complete the migration early in 2013.
Visit the migration site to peruse the most up-to-date information available regarding the LLSAP merger. You can find the site at: migration.illinoisheartland.org.