Library News

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Moving Forward Together - September 5, 2014

The September 5, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Requested Outgoing Delivery Count Starts Monday
  • Job Postings
  • IHLS Member Day - October 20, 2014
  • Delivery Tip - Kits & Gift/Donation Items
  • PLA Leadership Academy Accepting Applications
  • Continuing Education Opportunity
    • Introduction to Copyright Webinar September 9
  • Library User Experience Design Webinar September 18
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
  • Member Spotlight - Call for Submissions

2015 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Grant

The 2015 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Grant application which is due on or before October 15 is available at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/grants/plpc_equalization.html.

This year there are two parts to the grant application — first is the application itself, found under Application Forms and Instructions and second is the Expenditure Report Forms. If you did not report the use of grant funds for 2013, you must use the 2013 form(s) and send as an attachment with your application.  If you have already spent FY2014 grant funds received in the spring, you have the option of using the 2014 form(s) and reporting in October, or you can wait until next year.  FY2014 funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2015 and expended by August 15, 2015

As per the FY15 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant Requirements, Illinois public libraries must have at least one staff member attend an instructional course to fulfill the education and training requirement. To fulfill the technology requirements, at least one member of the library staff and at least one board member must attend an informational webinar or in-person session about The Edge Initiative.

If you have not yet fulfilled these requirements, public libraries applying for the FY2015 Per Capita Grant have the opportunity to satisfy both by viewing an information webinar.  The webinar which includes instructions on the EDGE and the Public Library Per Capita application is available at  http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/p7kn9hia13f/

After viewing the webinar, carefully read the Instructions for Completing Fillable PDF Grant Forms http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/grants/grant-pdf-instructions.html  If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact the Illinois State Library.

Moving Forward Together - August 29, 2014

The August 29, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Offices Closed for Labor Day
  • Statewide Delivery Data Collection
  • Library Directors’ Chat - Wednesday
  • Connect with Leslie Recording
  • Library Jobs
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
    • Introduction to Copyright Webinar September 9
    • Library User Experience Design Webinar September 18
  • Demo of CollectionHQ September 11
  • Reaching Forward South
  • Member Spotlight
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • 2015 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Grant
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS offices closed Monday, September 1

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 1, 2014. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided.

 

Moving Forward Together - August 20, 2014

The August 20, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting - August 26
  • Connect with Leslie - August 27
  • IHLS Offices Closed September 1
  • Delivery Tip
  • On The Front Lines OCLC ILL Follow-up
  • Member Spotlight:  St. Joseph Township - Swearingen Memorial Library
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • New Round of Read for Information Grant Applications
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Article Exchange as Delivery Preference

Field Notes: Setting Article Exchange as Electronic Delivery Preference

Scenario

Our library would prefer to send and receive electronic copies using Article Exchange. This preference can be indicated in the OCLC Policies Directory and then referenced in Constant Data through Service Configuration.

Walkthrough

OCLC Policies Directory Settings – Contact Information

To add a contact type for Article Exchange:

Discovery Release notes

The update for WorldCat Discovery Services was successfully completed on August 7.
 
Please see the attached document, which supersedes the document from August 1. Under New Features is the addition of information on the customizable patron ILL request form.
 

Moving Forward Together - August 7, 2014

The August 7, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Members Asked to Comment on the Proposed Library System Rules and Standards Changes by August 18th!
  • IHLS Directors’ Chat Archive
  • ILLINET ILL Survey
  • Member Spotlight - Call for Submissions
  • Early Bird Deadline: 2014 ILA Annual Conference
  • Public Library Per Capita and EDGE Assessment Training - August 21
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Internet Librarian Conference Discount
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • AL Direct
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

eRead Illinois Advisory Committee Meeting - August 14, 2014

The next eRead Illinois Advisory Committee Meeting will take place on Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 pm. You may view the agenda here.

Meeting Locations:

IHLS-Edwardsville-Sacagawea Videoconferencing Room
IHLS-DuQuoin-Conference Room
IHLS-Champaign-Large Conference Room
RAILS Burr Ridge Conf Room B / Videoconference Room
RAILS East Peoria Sherwood Kirk/Videoconference Room
Illinois State Library
 

 

Moving Forward Together - August 1, 2014

The August 1, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Upcoming System Standards Conversations
  • Board Meeting Recap
  • Connect with Leslie Recording
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • Public Library Per Capita and EDGE Assessment Training
  • August Webinars on Digitization
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

IHLS Board of Directors present in Effingham:
First Row: Susan Justice, Nancy Huntley, Sarah Isaacs, Erin Steinsultz
Back Row: Susan Mendelsohn, Jacob Roskovensky, Gary Denue, James Matthews, Jim Fenton, Lynda Clemons, Karen Bounds

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