Library News

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Illinois Library Laws & Rules discount

IHLS placed a bulk order of the latest edition of Illinois Library Laws & Rules (2015)!

The books are available to our members at $22.50/copy.  We strongly recommend all members have at least one copy for their library due to the very recent changes in the Library System service standards.  The books are also available to ILA members for $25/copy and $50/copy for nonmembers.

Moving Forward Together - May 7, 2015

The May 7, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Funding News
  • IHLS Member Survey – Deadline Friday
  • Delivery Update: Count week! (May 11-15, 2015)
  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • 2015 Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference Scholarship Opportunity
  • Member Spotlight
    • Peoria Public Library Anniversary
    • Dieterich School District Goes Live on Polaris
  • Member Spotlight - Call for Submissions
  • Job Postings
  • Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free WebinarsUpcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Moving Forward Together - May 1, 2015

The May 1, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Member Survey - Deadline May 8
  • Connect with Leslie Recording
  • Member Spotlight
    • Book Craft – Sparta Public Library
  • Member Spotlight - Call for Submissions
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Maker Workshops
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Moving Forward Together - April 23, 2015

The April 23, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Member Survey
  • IHLS Board Meeting – April 28, 2015
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Delivery Tip – Did you know?
  • Member Spotlight
    • Retirement Open House – Litchfield Public Library District
    • Chalk It Up - Sparta Public Library
    • Abraham Lincoln inscription Unveiling – Vespasian Warner Public Library
    • Vespasian Warner Library
  • Preservation Week
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS Member Survey - Deadline Friday

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is currently undertaking a strategic planning process. We are gathering input from a broad range of IHLS member libraries. To that end, we are conducting a web-based survey to evaluate member library satisfaction with current services and identify future needs. Using the survey results, along with the results of focus group interviews conducted this March, the IHLS Board will meet this July to draft our next plan.

Moving Forward Together - April 17, 2015

The April 17, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – April 28, 2015
  • Delivery Tip – Delivery Information
  • Member Spotlight
    • Troutman's Trek from the Lillie M. Evans Library
    • Abraham Lincoln inscription Unveiling – Vespasian Warner Public Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Moving Forward Together - April 9, 2015

The April 9, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Your Vote Is Important
  • eRead Illinois Survey Deadline April 13, 2015
  • Visit IHLS @ Reaching Forward South 2015: “Working Together, Building our Future”
  • Member Spotlight
  • School Librarian Professional Development This Summer
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
  • National Library Week: Unlimited possibilities @ your library”

Moving Forward Together - April 1, 2015

The April 1, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Connect with Leslie – Cancelled
  • IHLS Board Elections Open for Voting
  • Visit IHLS @ Reaching Forward South 2015 – “Working Together, Building our Future”
  • eRead Illinois eBook Knowledge Survey
  • Delivery Tip – End of School Delivery Service
  • Member Spotlight
  • National Library Week
  • 2015 ILA Award Nominations
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • ILA Reporter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • TPS August Workshop at SIUE especially for Librarians & Media Specialists!
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Moving Forward Together - March 24, 2015

The March 24, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Delivery Tip – Unidentified Items
  • Updated Plinkit Migration News
  • IHLS Board Meeting – March 31, 2015
  • Connect with Leslie – April 2, 2015
  • Retirement Open House for Anne Hughes
  • Visit IHLS @ Reaching Forward South 2015 - “Working Together, Building our Future”
  • TPS August Workshop at SIUE especially for Librarians & Media Specialists!
  • National Library Workers Day – April 14, 2015
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Moving Forward Together - March 17, 2015

The March 17, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – March 31, 2015
  • Connect with Leslie
  • TPS August Workshop at SIUE especially for Librarians & Media Specialists!
  • Make It @ Your Library
  • Reaching Forward South
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning