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Deadline Tomorrow for Board Seat Nominations Survey

Tomorrow is the deadline to submit nominations for open seats on the Illinois Heartland Library System Board of Directors. The following positions on the board are up for election this year:

  • 1 Public Library Representative
  • 2 School Library Representatives
  • 2 Public Library Trustee Representatives

Individuals interested in running for one of the open seats should click this link to complete the nomination survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7C59X5

Only people interested in appearing on the election ballot should complete the survey. The Nominating Committee will consider all completed survey responses and will select candidates to appear on the ballot. The committee has several factors to consider in creating a balanced ballot in accordance with the IHLS bylaws. Completing the survey does not guarantee one’s appearance on the ballot.

We had a bit of a late start this year and have modified our schedule to ensure sufficient time to seek out and vet candidates for these important roles in IHLS. If you are interested in appearing on the election ballot please complete the survey by Friday, March 13 at midnight. The official ballot will be available and distributed on Friday, March 20.

Thank you for your consideration.

If you have questions or comments for the Nominating Committee, please feel free to contact us:

Thank you for your consideration.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - March 10, 2015

The March 10, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Seat Interest Survey
  • Job Postings
  • Centralia Library Dedication/Opening Ceremony
  • 3D Printer Workshop
  • Reaching Forward South
  • Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference
  • 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 Board Seat Nominations Survey

The Illinois Heartland Library System Board of Directors Nominating Committee is preparing for the 2015 election cycle and has opened the nomination process. The following positions on the board are up for election this year:

  • 1 Public Library Representative
  • 2 School Library Representatives
  • 2 Public Library Trustee Representatives

Individuals interested in running for one of the open seats should click this link to complete the nomination survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7C59X5

Only people interested in appearing on the election ballot should complete the survey. The Nominating Committee will consider all completed survey responses and will select candidates to appear on the ballot. The committee has several factors to consider in creating a balanced ballot in accordance with the IHLS bylaws. Completing the survey does not guarantee one’s appearance on the ballot.

We had a bit of a late start this year and have modified our schedule to ensure sufficient time to seek out and vet candidates for these important roles in IHLS.  If you are interested in appearing on the election ballot please complete the survey by Friday, March 13 at midnight.  The official ballot will be available and distributed on Friday, March 20.

If you have questions or comments for the Nominating Committee, please feel free to contact us:

Thank you for your consideration.

Moving Forward Together - March 3, 2015

The March 3, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – March 5, 2015
  • Metro East Annual Library Legislative Breakfast
  • Proposed Library System Rules
  • ISLMA Spring Mini-Conferences
  • Applications Still Available for the Statewide Public Library Management Institute
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Moving Forward Together - February 24, 2015

The February 24, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – Rescheduled
  • Metro East Annual Library Legislative Breakfast
  • Delivery Update - Weather Closings
  • Summer 2016: Read - For the Win!
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Moving Forward Together - February 18, 2015

The February 18, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • IHLS Board Meeting – February 24, 2015
  • Delivery Update – Transit Slips
  • Delivery Update - Weather Closings
  • Short Takes for Trustees
  • Summer 2016: Read - For the Win!
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Moving Forward Together - February 10, 2015

The February 10, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing - Monday, February 16, 2015
  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • IHLS Board Meeting – February 24, 2015
  • Delivery Tip – Transit Slips
  • Job Postings
  • Short Takes for Trustees
  • Targeting Autism Survey
  • ILA Award 2015
  • Reaching Forward South - Working Together, Building Our Future
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Moving Forward Together - February 3, 2015

The February 3, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • Connect with Leslie Recording and Board Recap
  • Delivery Tip – Empty Tubs/Bags
  • LibraryLearning (L2): Updating Staff & Trustee Information
  • LibraryLearning (L2): Forgot Your Password
  • PLA now accepting proposals for PLA 2016 Conference
  • National Bookmobile Day 2015
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • ILA Reporter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Moving Forward Together - January 27, 2015

The January 27, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • January IHLS Board Meeting Tonight
  • Connect with Leslie
  • 2015 ISL E-Rate Consortium - Informational Webinar Today
  • Polaris Scheduled Maintenance (January 29, 2015)
  • It’s that time again! Count week! (February 2-6, 2015)
  • LibraryLearning (L2): Updating Staff & Trustee Information
  • LibraryLearning (L2): Forgot Your Password
  • Job Postings
  • Did You Report that Challenge?
  • Trustees, Friends & Foundations - Midwinter Programs & Special Events
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Midwinter Programs & Special Events

ALA Midwinter is Around the Corner
January 30-February 3, 2015

United for Libraries has a great all-day FREE program on Friday during Midwinter for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations, as well as several discussion groups.