Published 5/27/20 11:25 AM CT

Plan and Guidelines for Resuming IHLS Delivery Service


IHLS Libraries,

Illinois Heartland Library System would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your patience, input, and ideas on how to navigate these interesting times.

Library Link RoundupWe've crawled the web for the most useful library links, curated for the librarians of Illinois and published on Fridays [ . . . ]

IHLS Members Matter COVID-19 EditionOn the agenda are discussions of reopening plans for the system and our libraries, as well as information on how IHLS Delivery and SHARE plan to function in the days and months ahead.

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.

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.

Summer Reading 2020

With libraries being closed due to the coronavirus, there are been several questions about summer reading programs. While there are many unknowns, there are options available.

IL Library Laws & Rules book cover

Library Law Book orders that were placed after March 6 will not be sent to the requesting libraries until normal delivery services have resumed.


IHLS has made a group purchase of the updated 2020 ILA Illinois Library Laws & Rules. This essential compilation includes all current laws and rules affecting library service in Illinois.

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