Library News

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Good News! Amazing News!

Today we received $730,333.32 for the FY2015 System Area & Per Capita Grant, which represents the remaining Live and Learn payments for this fiscal year. This is the second year in a row we have received all grant funds before our fiscal year end.

The total FY2015 grant allocation is $3,364,429.41. However, this year we received an additional $36,270.91 from remaining equalization funds available in the budget line. That brings the grand total for FY2015 to $3,400,700.32.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - June 29, 2015

The June 29, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Offices Closed July 3, 2015
  • Board Recap
  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • VIDEO on Dream Grant
  • IHLS Staff Day Photos
  • IHLS Delivery Team
  • eRead Illinois Advisory Committee
  • Think Outside The Barn @ your library – Call For Books 2015
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

eRead Illinois Advisory Committee

First Row: Dee Brennan, Leslie Bednar, Illinois State Library Director Anne Craig, Veronda Pitchford
Middle Row: Chris Dawdy, Natalie DeJonghe, Secretary of State/State Librarian Jesse White, Lynn Schmit, Marian Albers
Back Row: George Kalinka, Jane Plass, Rebecca Scott, Lesley Zavediuk

New SHARE Dream Grant Video

The Dream Grant video highlights how SHARE membership can have a very positive impact on a community—especially smaller more rural ones.

ILEAD USA Continues This Week

This week kicks off the second session of ILEAD USA (Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover), the State Library’s initiative to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools. Building on four successful cohorts held in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, this year’s session includes ten states to truly make this a nationwide experience. The nine participating states joining Illinois are:  Delaware, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - June 19, 2015

The June 19, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Online Auction for IHLS Vehicles!
  • Non-Resident Fee Survey Deadline Monday
  • IHLS Annual Meeting - Tuesday
  •  IHLS Offices Closed Friday, July 3, 2015
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS Vehicle Auction Ends Today at 1:00 p.m.

Time is running out. Illinois Heartland Library System has 14 surplus vehicles up for auction. The vehicles are located in three different locations in Illinois (Champaign, Du Quoin, and Edwardsville).

This auction end today at 1pm today.

The link to the auction is:  www.32auctions.com/IHLSSurplus

IHLS Offices Closed June 11, 2015

 

IHLS offices will be closed Thursday, June 11, 2015, to allow staff to attend staff development training. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. We will be open and delivery will resume Friday, June 12, 2015.

If you have an automation emergency while the IHLS offices are closed, please dial the SHARE help line at 618-534-4319.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - June 5, 2015

 

                

The June 5, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • FY15 Deadline to Order Discounted Illinois Library Laws & Rules
  • IHLS Offices Closed June 11, 2015
  • Polaris Maintenance June 12, 2015
  • All IHLS Public Libraries Required to Complete Non-Resident Fee Survey
  • IHLS Annual Meeting – June 23, 2015
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Invitation to IHLS Annual Meeting