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The IHLS Board of Directors Nominating Committee is preparing for the 2020 election cycle and has opened the nomination process. The following positions on the board are up for election this year:

  • 1 Academic Library Representative (3 year term)
  • 1 School Library Representative (3 year term)
  • 1 Special Library Representative (3 year term)
  • 2 Public Library Trustees (3 year term each)

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Illinois Libraries and the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is just around the corner, and IHLS, Illinois Complete Count Commission, and the Illinois State Library are asking libraries to do their part in making sure as many people are counted as possible—and it's imperative we do so to help ensure Illinois gets the federal funding we need. Here's why it matters and what Illinois libraries can do.

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The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) recently cataloged a record book from 1861 for the West Sangamon Public Library District.

Every individual Illinois library staff member and trustee should have an L2 profile.


In 2020 there will be a total restructure and refresh of L2 that will result in a more robust and flexible platform that better suits the ongoing needs of all those who use L2.


Update L2 now so you and your library are ready for the new version.

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The Reaching Forward South 2020 committee is excited to share a sneak peek at a few of their conference sessions!

On September 24, 2019, the US Department of Labor (DOL) published its final overtime rule, effective January 1, 2020. Phil Lenzini provided the following information on the new Federal Overtime Rules:

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