Your trustees need to know about trends, current events affecting libraries, and major changes to library law. The only way we can inform them about these events is by having their correct email addresses. Please be sure to update your trustees' information in Library Learning (L2) before the end of July.
To update trustee names and email addresses in L2:


All IHLS offices will be closed on Monday, July 22, to allow staff to attend staff development training.


All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Design Thinking for Libraries was held on June 12 and 13 at the IHLS office in Edwardsville. We had great attendance with over 60 registered on each date.


It's all about you!IHLS makes it easier to receive ONLY the updates relevant for you.
Have you noticed a change in how you’re getting IHLS e-news? To better serve our members, we’ve been hard at work creating a new email list system that will provide you with the freedom to receive only the IHLS updates you need and want. Starting immediately, you and your library’s staff have the ability to sign up for or unsubscribe from any of several IHLS mailing lists:

Congratulations to these newly elected members of the Illinois Heartland Library System Board of Directors, sworn in on May 23, 2019!

Public Library Trustee Representatives:

Karen Bounds, Centralia Regional Library District

Bev Obert, Atwood Hammond Public Library District

Joshua Short, Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

William Wagner, Rantoul Public Library

Public Library Representatives:



The O’Fallon Public Library asked the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) to catalog two Korean books. 

CMC has cataloged over 300 foreign language materials this fiscal year. Items have been cataloged in Spanish, Chinese, Bulgarian, Korean, French, Polish, Italian, and Arabic.

IHLS Member Day 2019Mark your calendars for November 7, 2019: IHLS Member Day is BACK—BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Immerse yourself in a jam-packed day of library learning designed just for you—this year with expanded tracks! Update your knowledge, find new tools, and meet and share ideas with others from the diverse library world of Central and Southern Illinois, including public, school, academic, and special libraries and IHLS staff. FREE for IHLS members.

Each public library board is required to take action each year on whether to participate in the non-resident program and to determine the fee for non-resident cards. 

The deadline for completion of the survey is June 30, 2019.

Summer Getaway 2019:
Professional Learning for School Librarians

July 11-12, 2019 | Champaign, IL


This year’s conference will allow attendees to dive deeply into state and national library standards, with a special focus on Linking for Learning and AASL’s National School Library Standards.

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