Illinois Heartland Library System consists of academic, public, school, and special libraries. Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting three of our specials and was impressed by what they do and their desire to network with other libraries.


Meet the Board Networking EventTuesday, August 27, 2019 | 4:00 PM

Effingham Public Library

Topic of discussion will be Levies & Taxation.

The Marshall Public Library, located in Marshall, Illinois, possesses a collection of more than 230 oral history interviews from local residents which they made available online for listening.
Find out how the CMC helped the library make this possible.

Confidential!IHLS and SHARE have been notified that there has been a concern from state representatives regarding library confidentiality. The concern specifically has to do with hold shelves and items that are being made available with personally identifiable information.

What does this mean for you?

Burbio - never miss an event again!

Demo of Burbio Free Community Engagement Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 AM
Friday, Aug. 16, 2 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10 AM

IHLS is excited to invite you to a webinar in August about a free service that your library can use to build community engagement. is a FREE website and app that puts school, library, and other local events all in one calendar.


Demos of collectionHQ and ESP

August 20, 2019 | 9:30 AM


We have an upcoming demo for a product available for all IHLS members!

Big news!

You voted and the new SHARE logo was selected!

Your trustees need to know about trends, current events affecting libraries, and major changes to library law. The only way we can inform them about these events is by having their correct email addresses. Please be sure to update your trustees' information in Library Learning (L2) before the end of July.
To update trustee names and email addresses in L2:


IHLS Member Day 2019Mark your calendars for November 7, 2019: IHLS Member Day is BACK—BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Immerse yourself in a jam-packed day of library learning designed just for you—this year with expanded tracks! Update your knowledge, find new tools, and meet and share ideas with others from the diverse library world of Central and Southern Illinois, including public, school, academic, and special libraries and IHLS staff. FREE for IHLS members.

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