Published 1/14/2021 5:38 PM CT
Once again, Illinois Library Association has arranged its spring 2021 series of legislative events as opportunities for library staff and advocates to meet with your state and federal legislators and speak with them about issues affecting you and your library. This year, all legislative meet-ups will be held in a virtual format. Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate.
Three of these meet-ups are dedicated to elected officials and library representatives from the central and southern Illinois areas: the Central Illinois Library Legislative Zoom Meet-up, Metro East Library Legislative Zoom Meet-up, and the Southern Illinois Library Legislative Zoom Meet-up.
Published 1/12/2021 12:00 PM CT
Join your IHLS friends and colleagues from around central and southern Illinois to discover how to harness the power of community partnerships to provide meaningful programming. Noah Lenstra will present Team Up to Keep Your Communities Active and Engaged during the first hour. The second hour will feature updates from the Illinois State Library, SHARE, IHLS Delivery, Marketing, and Membership staff.
Published 1/8/2021 6:00 AM CT
We've crawled the web for the most useful library links, curated for the librarians of Illinois. This #LibraryLinkRoundup contains the best of 2020 plus lots of new and updated content from Illinois Heartland Library System (including some recordings from Member Day)
Published 12/21/2020 4:25 PM CT
Illinois Heartland Library System has five surplus delivery vans that will be granted to member libraries to assist in community outreach efforts. Applying libraries must be public, school, academic, or special library members of Illinois Heartland Library System. In the application, libraries must explain how they plan to use a surplus delivery van(s) for the creation or expansion of mobile services and demonstrate that they can sustain the service. Projects that include service to underserved areas, enhancement of WiFi access for the community, and cooperative agreements with community partners are preferred. The online application opens Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, and will close at the end of the day on Monday, Feb.1, 2021.
At the Dec. 11 IHLS Members Matter meeting, Greg McCormick, Director of the Illinois State Library (ISL) updated IHLS member libraries on:
- 2021 Illinois Public Library Equalization and Per Capita Grant Application,
- Cards for Kids Legislation
- Changes to the Administrative Rules Pertaining to Non-Residents Services
Published 12/11/2020 4:16 PM CT
Thank you to those member libraries who were able to respond to the Illinois Heartland Library System Delivery Satisfaction Survey. We appreciate all the positive feedback we received and are addressing any concerns that may have arisen.
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.