Library News

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IHLS Offices Closed Monday, January 19, 2015

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 19, 2015. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run on Tuesday to compensate for volume.

See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Moving Forward Together - January 13, 2015

The January 13, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Funding News
  • IHLS Text Messaging System
  • Annual Library Certification
  • IHLS Members Encouraged to Comment on Proposed Changes to Library System Rules and Standards
  • Delivery Update – Media Cases
  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Workshop on Common Core and You
  • Upcoming Performer’s Showcases
  • RA @ CPL: Best of the Best & Book Buzz
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

RA @ CPL: Best of the Best & Book Buzz

Chicago Public Library (CPL) is excited to announce upcoming Readers’ Advisory training opportunities for library professionals as we look back at the best books of 2014 and ahead to what our patrons will be asking for in 2015.

All events will be held in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium on the lower level of the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., Chicago.

 

Best of the Best

IHLS Funding News

IHLS recently received $1,903,762.75 of its FY2015 funding. These payments included $659,722.21 of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, $513,707.20 General Revenue funds, and $730,333.34 Live & Learn funds. To date we have received 56.5% of the total $3,364,429.41 allocation or FY2015.

 

Many thanks to Anne Craig (Director, Illinois State Library) and Jesse White (Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian). Their continued support is much appreciated as we strive to deliver core services in innovative ways to our members.

Moving Forward Together - December 23, 2014

The December 23, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Holiday Closings
  • Delivery Update - Weather Closings
  • Library Closings Page
  • Annual Library Certification
  • Plinkit Migration News & Demo
  • Delivery Tip – Days Closed
  • Free ILL Workshop at ALA Midwinter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Collaborative Summer Learning Program
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • AL Direct
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS Holiday Closing

Please note that all Illinois Heartland Library System offices will be closed:

  • Christmas Eve -Wednesday, December 24th,
  • Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25th,
  • New Year's Eve - Wednesday, December 31st,
  • New Year's Day - Thursday, January 1st. 

Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Moving Forward Together - December 5, 2014

The December 5, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Staff Changes
  • Delivery Counts
  • OCLC Training Sessions Scheduled
  • IHLS Holiday Closings
  • Book Themed Christmas Trees
  • Annual Library Certification
  • FY2015 Live & Learn Construction Grants
  • ILA 2015 Conference Program Proposals
  • Consider the Opportunity
  • SYNERGY: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative Returns!
  • The Big Read
  • Seeking Soon to be Famous Nominations
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
    • Webinar on Managing Family Medical Leaves of Absence (FMLA)
    • Webinar on Grants
  • In the News
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

All IHLS offices closed for Thanksgiving

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014. Please note that delivery will not run. See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Moving Forward Together - November 14, 2014

The November 14, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Quarterly Delivery Count November 17-21
  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • November IHLS Board Meeting
  • IHLS Closed for Thanksgiving
  • FY2015 School District Library Grant Deadline
  • OCLC Training Sessions Scheduled
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
     

IHLS offices closed Tuesday, November 11

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please note that delivery will run. See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.