IHLS Delivery has been suspended through Saturday, May 30, 2020.
*end date subject to change with changing state and federal recommendations/mandates

Please see the COVID-19 Updates & Resources page for the most recent details.

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IHLS Members Matter COVID-19 Edition

IHLS will host a Members Matter COVID-19 meeting on Thursday, May 28 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries support museums and libraries in addressing their communities’ immediate and future needs caused by the pandemic. Projects may focus on preserving jobs, training staff, addressing the digital divide, planning for reopening, or providing technical support and capacity building for digital inclusion and engagement. Applicants are encouraged to prioritize services for high-need communities.


Libraries Lead with Digital Skills is an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Google.

This $2,000 grant opportunity is now open to all U.S. public libraries for Virtual Library Services to support continued programming during library closures and Covid-19 response efforts. Grant projects should focus on assisting job seekers and empowering small business owners with digital skills.

Marketing Automation in Public Libraries: 30-minute webinar and Patron Point marketing automation platform demo with with Brendan Pearce, Business Development Director for Patron Point

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
10 a.m.

a 30-minute live-streaming webinar with a look at Patron Point marketing automation platform

Please join IHLS and Patron Point's Brendan Pearce online on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. as he shows you how marketing automation can streamline your customer engagement, help strengthen the library brand, and build awareness of all the wonderful things your library offers your community. [...]

We want your feedback


Please take a few minutes to look over the draft FY2021 Operational Plan and the draft FY2021 Budget(s) and Budget Narrative and let us know what you think.


Both documents will be available for comment through May 25, 2020.

SurveyIHLS is required to maintain a list on our website of non-resident program information from our public libraries and to indicate whether or not a library participates in the non-resident fee program.



Library Human Resources Webinar Series, brought to you by IHLS Illinois Heartland Library System and presented by HR Source

April 23  •  May 18  •  June 16

IHLS has partnered with the human resource experts at HR Source to bring IHLS members a series of FREE webinars on important HR topics. Join us for one or all--as many staff from your library as you would like. These webinars are free but registration is required for each viewer.

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