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

Published 7/1/20 4:00 PM CT

Reopening and interlibrary loan restarting information and reminders from: IHLS Delivery, SHARE consortium, and the REALM Project (informally known to some as "the Battelle study").

Do It for Chappie

During the last few weeks, the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) staff have been busy working from home cleaning up records for the PrairieCat database, SHARE database, transcribing oral histories for Marshall Public Library and preparing and presenting webinars for SWAN.

person in medical scrubs and wearing medical gloves holding an open book


[S]cientists have found that the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is not detectable on five common library materials after three days.

Delivery Statistics

Since delivery was stopped in March, arrangements were made to 'exchange' items before regular delivery continued.

Tips for Proving Your Library's Worth Post-Closurepublished 6/23/2020 4:00 PM CT, updated 6/30/2020 10:56 AM CT

ILA’s Bigger Than a Building Campaign helped libraries prove our worth while physical locations were closed. Now it’s important to continue to tell our libraries' stories—and that means the stories of our patrons. Here IHLS provides some tips for collecting patron stories that illustrate your library's importance and some ways to share them.

CMC Cataloging Maintenance Center

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) provides and develops training courses that can be accessed via electronic methods, including Zoom and Moodle.

L2: Library Directory and Learning CalendarL2 Update: Launch date, Required unique email addresses, Data freeze, Learning reports 

The launch of the new Library Directory & Learning Calendar (L2) is tentatively planned for mid-August, and we need you to act now. Here's what to do.

new law iconSenate Bill 2135 has passed in both houses of the Illinois Legislature and is expected to be signed by Governor Pritzker. This bill amends the Open Meetings Act and addresses remote participation in meetings of public bodies while under disaster proclamations. Although it is not yet law, it is expected to become effective immediately upon the governor’s signature. Advice from the Attorney General’s Office and the Public Access Counselor is that these procedures should be adopted immediately. Attorney Phil Lenzini has outlined the required steps for virtual meetings...

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