The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is requesting a plan that lays out, and implements, a new design and layout to the IHLS website.

Please read the RFP carefully before submitting a proposal.

You can download the RFP here

For a very limited time, The New York Times is offering a very special opportunity for Illinois Heartland Library System public libraries. They created new price tiers, lowering the price for libraries with a smaller population, and are providing 20% off the annual cost. Depending on the how many libraries express interest in a purchase, there may be additional specials.

Offer expires March 18, 2019.

Intellectual Freedom & Professional Ethics in Libraries

March 29, 2019 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Join us for a great day of learning and discussion on intellectual freedom and professional ethics in libraries. Hear from guest speakers Jamie LaRue, former director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Erica Rose, program coordinator and library science professor at University of Nebraska at Omaha.

IHLS has an exciting new offer for members! Creativebug is an online learning platform from JOANN Fabrics. It offers a variety of features, including crafting classes for every skill level and access to a variety of templates and patterns. The subscription includes public performance rights, your library has the ability to show these videos to a group of your patrons and lead endless programs throughout the year.

Respond by March 18, 2019.

Is your school library getting ready for spring break? The No Delivery Days Form allows your delivery hub to know which days you DO NOT want them to deliver to your building. If you have not completed this form, please do so.

If you have any questions, please contact your Delivery Hub Manager.

Thank you.

Information has been provided by the staff at the Illinois State Library with the intent of providing useful tips for writing a successful Project Next Generation grant. However, these tips can easily -- and should -- be applied to any grant the staff of your library wishes to pursue.

Currently the Illinois Legislature is examining several bills that could significantly impact libraries. Now is the time to recruit trustees, staff and patrons to advocate for our libraries.

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is helping the Dixon Public Library with cataloging their local history collection. A couple of these items include sheet music for their local festival and facsimiles of the first and second drafts of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

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