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").

Now and Later: Thinking About Your Library's Future, a blog post by Anna Yackle, Membership Coordinator, Illinois Heartland Library SystemDuring the few months under the shelter-in-place order, it seemed that just making it through the day was an accomplishment. We were all following the governor’s executive orders, CDC announcements, local health departments assessment of the situation, and articles from a variety of sources. Weighing all this information and extracting nuggets of knowledge to assess your library’s readiness for reopening has been both exhausting and invigorating. When you feel that you are ready to look beyond the end of the week, consider how your community and library has changed. As you reopen, you might want to incorporate...

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.

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