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IHLS Advisory Council Meeting Agenda - 23 February 2012

The agenda for the IHLS Advisory Council meeting for 23 February 2012 is now available.

Click here to view the agenda in PDF format.

Moving Forward TOGETHER

February 10, 2012

Our new Delivery Vans have Arrived!

Moving Forward TOGETHER

January 30, 2012

WebJunction Illinois Coordinator
We are happy to announce Jeanna Vahling has been promoted to WebJunction Coordinator.  As a full-time coordinator, Jeanna will be overseeing all aspects of the project including platform migration and implementation, budget and continuing education opportunities.  Congratulations Jeanna!

PLA 2012 Virtual Conference
PLA is offering a great way to participate in and enjoy the PLA Conference, even if you can't be there in person. The PLA 2012 Virtual Conference will consist of live programming on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA’s session preference survey. Each day also will include a closing session "happy hour" event for attendees to get together and discuss the day's programming.  For more information, visit here.

Board Meeting Recap - January 2012 Board Meeting

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their January 24, 2012, meeting in Effingham, IL.

Click here for the original agenda.

Next board meeting date: February 28, 2012, 6:00 pm at the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham.

Chapter & Verse Book Club at Chatham Area Public Library

We are starting a new book club at the Chatham Area Public Library. It's called Chapter & Verse, a book club for adults who enjoy reading and discussing children's, middle grade, and young adult literature. Our first meeting will be held at the Chatham Area Public Library on Monday, January 30th from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. We will choose the books for the  upcoming months at this first meeting. Bring any favorites you would like to share.

Upcoming Chapter & Verse Book Club Times at Chatham Area Public Library -
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Monday, January 30, 2012 - First Book Club Meeting
Monday, February 20, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012

IHLS offices closed Monday, January 16

Just a reminder that all IHLS offices will be closed and delivery will not operate Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

All four will reopen January 17th, and additional delivery routes may run to compensate for volume.

Mark your calendar for Illinois Library Day, Wednesday, 18 April 2012!

In these difficult economic times, libraries of all types are needed more than ever.  And our library customers, students, and communities need us to speak up for the incredible role of libraries in supporting education, workforce development, and competitive colleges and universities.
ILA’s Illinois Library Day is a day of advocacy held in Springfield.  It is a time for library supporters to “talk up” libraries with visits to elected officials at the Capitol.  Illinois Library Day is held during the state legislative session and includes training and special briefings the evening before the full day of visits.

Arts in the Community Grants

The Decatur Area Arts Council has grant monies available for arts programming. Qualified applicants are registered not for profit organizations in Macon County or the towns of Assumption, Clinton, Moweaqua, Pana, or Taylorville. This includes units of government, municipal agencies, colleges, universities, shelter/mental health facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, religious organizations, as well as not for profit community organizations.

Moving Forward TOGETHER

January 6, 2012

A New Year, and A New Staff Assignment
Juliette Douglas has accepted the position of Operations Director, a new position in our organization.  She will combine this half-time position with her half-time Human Resources duties.  Her primary focus in the new role will be delivery operations and facilities management.  We are fortunate to benefit from Juliette’s broad background in facilities and financial analysis, combined with her considerable experience in logistics and operations. 

We plan to further refine our staffing to take full advantage of our staff experience and credentials, toward our goal of providing an improved customer experience!

Moving Forward Together

Holidays at IHLS

All IHLS offices will be closed the following days:

     -Friday, December 23, 2011 (Christmas Eve)
     -Monday, December 26, 2011 (Christmas)
     -Friday, December 30, 2011 (New Years Eve)
     -Monday, January 2, 2012 (New Years)

Additional delivery routes may run on subsequent days to compensate for volume.