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Agenda for July 25 Finance Committee Meeting

The IHLS Board of Directors Finance Committee will meet Monday, July 25, 2011 at 4pm via conference call.

You can view the agenda here, or download the PDF here.


All board and board committee documents can be found in the Board of Directors section of the IHLS website under the About IHLS tab.

Columbia PL renovations complete

Patrons in Columbia, IL, have a sunnier outlook now that renovations at the Columbia Public Library are complete.


Agenda for July 26 Board Meeting

The IHLS Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 4:30pm at the Carterville Office in Carterville, Illinois.

The Agenda can be found here, as well as PDF versions of both the Agenda and the full Board Packet.

As always, all board documents can also be found in the Board of Directors section of the IHLS website under the About IHLS tab.

Moving Forward Together

By the Numbers! A few facts about the Illinois Heartland Library System.

The LLSAP Working Group held a meeting on Tuesday, July 12 to re-start the discussion on merging the four LLSAPs onto one platform.

Check out the new IHLS Web page.

Public Per Capita Application Now Available

The FY2012 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant application is now available

Moving Forward Together

This is the 8th official day of the Illinois Heartland Library System, and it has been a busy week.  The first meeting of the IHLS Board was held on July 5, 2011.  Congratulations to Karen Bounds - President, Joan Rhoades - Vice President, Janet Hasten - Secretary, and Nina Wunderlich - Treasurer who were elected to these offices.  The 15-member IHLS board will meet again on July 26, 4:30 pm, at the Carterville location, and we encourage you to attend.  At the July 5 board meeting resolutions for several policies, previously passed by the Transition Board, were approved by the new Board.  There is much work to be done by the new Board of Directors who are wholly committed to supporting resource-sharing and membership involvement.

Welcome to the Illinois Heartland Library System

As we mark the first day of the Illinois Heartland Library System’s existence, it is important to communicate with our membership.  As we work together during the next several months, it is communication that will be our strongest tool.

You'll see plenty of changes over the next several weeks and months.  You'll see staff e-mails that end in "" and when you make a phone call the voice on the other end might say something like "Illinois Heartland Library System, Decatur Office."  Four separate websites will go away and be replaced with one and the delivery vans will be part of the Illinois Heartland fleet.