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Moving Forward...Together

The Illinois Heartland Library System’s Board of Directors met on Tuesday evening, July 26 at the
Carterville Office.

A significant highlight of the meeting included a report from the Executive Director Search Committee.
The committee recommended five finalists for the board’s consideration. Those finalists are: Leslie
Bednar, Tracy Byerly, Pat Boze, Beverly Obert and Adam Wright. Mr. Wright declined to pursue the
position, so the remaining four candidates will be interviewed by the Board of Directors.

LLSAPs in the Heartland

Local Library System Automation Projects (LLSAPs) are a benefit to members of Library Systems in Illinois.  Within the Illinois Heartland Library System, four automation consortia are working together toward a common, shared platform.  Together, the SILNET (Carterville), LINC (Champaign), Decatur LLSAP, and GateNet (Edwardsville) have more in common than you may realize! 

'Like to learn more about  LLSAPs in the Heartland ?

Public Library Per Capita videoconferences scheduled

On August 4, 2011 and August 25, 2011, the ISL will sponsor a videoconference session on both how to calculate Census populations and on filling out the Public Library Per Capita Grant application.

Moving Forward Together

Is it hot enough for you yet?  July is zooming along for IHLS staff and the toasty weather has kept us all busy.  We are adjusting to the sheer size of our service area and utilizing electronic methods to meet in groups large and small.  Staff are refining administrative processes and looking at our service priorities from a higher perspective.

The IHLS Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, July 26th in Carterville.  Agenda and meeting documents are now available.  We hope to see you there!

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.