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Great news! The Illinois Secretary of State (IL SOS)/Illinois State Library (ISL) awarded Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) $125,000 for the purchase of e-resources for members. Read more...

Congratulations! Ellen Popit, IHLS Associate Director, Recipient of the AISLE Crystal Honor Award.We would like to congratulate Ellen Popit, Associate Director of IHLS, on being awarded the prestigious Crystal Honor Award by the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) at the organization’s recent annual conference.

IHLS Library Members, 

In light of the increasing coronavirus positivity rates, hospitalization rates, and other metrics tracked by the State of Illinois, Governor Pritzker announced Tuesday that all regions of the state will begin Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations starting this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

U.S. Census. Bertie County, North Carolina


The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) recently cataloged Census documents for the Metropolis Public Library.

Library Link RoundupWe've crawled the web for the most useful library links, curated for the librarians of Illinois and published on Fridays. This #LibraryLinkRoundup includes resources about the history and cultures behind Halloween and Dia de los Muertes and how to celebrate safely, 3 upcoming library conferences, the ins and outs of buying e-resources, and more

Published 10/20/2020 3:20 PM CT

Delivery Announcement (text overlaying IHLS Delivery Van)IHLS Members,

We are pleased to announce that in anticipation of guidance for libraries from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Heartland Library System is reducing the quarantine time for interlibrary delivery materials and tubs from 7 days to 5 days, starting immediately. We will continue to quarantine these items on libraries' behalves within our hubs. Should IDPH and DCEO recommend a shorter or longer quarantine time, then we will adjust our quarantine period accordingly. . . . 

Registration Now Open!

Beyond All Limits #IHLSMemberDay2020 November 10, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., sponsored by Innovative, a ProQuest Company

R. David Lankes, Scholar, Speaker, Writer, Teacher, Advocate

A virtual day of professional development, networking, and inspiration
for library leaders, staff, and trustees of IHLS libraries






Published 9/16/2020 4:55 PM CT

IHLS Members, 

As announced in the September 14 Members Matter meetingIllinois Heartland Library System will begin transitioning back to a single-day pickup by taking on the responsibility of the 7-day quarantine. Starting as soon as possible, IHLS will begin picking up additional tubs from libraries and quarantining items on libraries' behalves within our hubs, eventually for the full 7 days. We hope this will take some pressure off of libraries and allow libraries to regain space lost by quarantining tubs and materials. ...

IL Library Laws & Rules book coverCopies of the 2020 ILA Illinois Library Laws & Rules are still available to purchase. This essential compilation includes all current laws and rules affecting library service in Illinois.

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