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IHLS Board Elections now open for voting

Voting is now underway for the 5 open seats on the IHLS Board of Directors.

Seats to be filled are:

  • 1 Public Library Representative
  • 4 Public Library Trustee Representatives

The sample ballot contains complete instructions. Please read these instructions carefully prior to voting.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - March 8, 2016

The March 8, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Delivery Tip – Labeling Items
  • Teen Tech Week
  • Member Spotlight – Edwardsville Public Library
  • ISLMA/LBSS Endowment Fund Readers’ Choice Grant
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - February 12, 2016

The February 19, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

 

  • IHLS Board Seat Interest Survey
  • IHLS Board Meeting – February 23, 2016
  • Connect with Leslie – February 25, 2016
  • Delivery Update – Allowable Items in Delivery
  • Member Spotlight
    • Blackburn College
    • Marion Carnegie Library
  • Save the Date - Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference, August 9-11, 2016
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

IHLS Board Seat Nomination Survey

The Illinois Heartland Library System Board of Directors Nominating Committee is preparing for the 2016 election cycle and has opened the nomination process. The following positions on the board are up for election this year:

  • 1 Public Library Representative (3 year term)
  • 4 Public Library Trustee Representatives (Each is a 3 year term)

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - February 12, 2016

The February 12, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing – February 15, 2016
  • Connect with Leslie Recording & Follow-up
  • From ILA:  2016 Legislative Issues Summary Now Available
  • IHLS Board Meeting – February 23, 2016
  • Delivery Tip – Required Delivery Count February 15-19
  • Member Spotlight – Hoopeston Public Library
  • ILA Membership Survey
  • Online Conference:  Big Talk From Small Libraries
  • Illinois Youth Services Institute (IYSI)
  • Reminder: Early Bird Registration Deadline February 29 for IACRL 2016 Conference
  • Illinois State Library:  Targeting Autism Forum Openings
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - February 5, 2016

The February 5, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Connect with Leslie – February 8, 2016
  • New Safety Procedures
  • Annual Library Certification
  • IHLS Holiday Closing – February 15, 2016
  • Delivery Tip – Required Delivery Count February 15-19
  • Online Conference:  Big Talk From Small Libraries
  • Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference Proposals – Deadline Extended
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • 2016 Legislative Meet-ups
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Important IHLS Funding News

Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is an organization dedicated to providing high quality services to its 539 members in central and southern Illinois. Our primary annual revenue is the System Area and Per Capita (SAPC) grant from the Illinois State Library/Secretary of State. For several years the annual grant appropriation for IHLS has been approximately $3.36 M. We very recently learned from the Illinois State Library our appropriation for the current fiscal year (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) will be approximately $1.97 M--a decrease of 42%.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - January 29, 2016

The January 29, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – February 4, 2016
  • Delivery Tip – Required Delivery Count February 15-19
  • ISLMA Grant and Scholarships Deadline February 1
  • 2016 Legislative Meet-ups
  • Illinois State Library:  Targeting Autism Forum Openings
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • ILA Reporter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - January 22, 2016

The January 22, 2016, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – Rescheduled
  • Delivery Tip – Bundled Items
  • Member Spotlight – Hoopeston Public Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • 2016 Legislative Meet-ups
  • 2016 Teen Tech Week – Create It At Your library
  • Illinois Youth Services Institute (IYSI)
  • Illinois State Library:  Targeting Autism Forum Openings
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Performer’s Showcase this Saturday
  • Book Repair Workshop – February 27
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - January 8, 2016

The January 8, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Emergency/Weather Closings
  • Library Closings
  • IHLS Closed Monday, January 18
  • Is Your Online Presence Up-To-Date?
    • Your Library’s Website
    • LibraryLearning (L2): Updating Staff & Trustee Information
  • Important Reminders from the Illinois State Library
    • Per Capita Grant Applications Due January 15
    • Annual Certification & ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey
    • FY16 Live and Learn Construction Grant Applications Available
  • Member Spotlight
    • Dongola Public Library District
    • Six Mile Regional Library District
  • Metro East Library Legislative Breakfast
  • Illinois Youth Services Institute (IYSI)
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     
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