Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 | 4:00 PM

IHLS Champaign Office

Topic of discussion will be TIFs.

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The CMC recently cataloged a local history archival collection of letters and other papers of Frank E. Stevens for the Dixon Public Library.

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Friday, March 20, 2020 | Champaign, IL

Call for Submissions

Delivery Count Week

Nov. 18-22, 2019

Mon., Nov. 18, 2019 | 2 PM CST

IHLS Edwardsville


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Forging Strong Relationships
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
Chatham Area Public Library

Special IHLS Pricing:

Career Online High School


Choose from two webinar dates:

• Thursday, Nov. 14, 10:00 AM CT

• Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1:00 PM CT

Group Purchase Opportunity

Swank Movie Licensing

Respond by Monday, Nov. 25

Inkie.org is a suite of self-publishing tools and resources and is available to everyone in Illinois free, without the need of a library card.


Inkie.org has three main audiences – authors, readers, and libraries.

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Advocacy Tools for Libraries

Tools Regarding the Embargoes on Library Purchasing of e-Content

last updated: 9/24/19 5:56 PM CT

In the last several months, publishers of e-books and e-audiobooks have been changing the way they license content and imposing excessive restrictions on access to new titles. This is on top of the existing trend of library-targeted, time-limited licenses and licensing costs that can be up to six times higher than for an individual. Both the American Library Association and the Illinois Library Association list equal access to information as a core value, and ALA includes equal access to information as a core value of librarianship. While some restrictions are an expected reality, the new licensing models impose restrictions that make it far too difficult to ensure access to information for all. Limited access for libraries means limited access for library patrons, including those who count on our services the most. 

The time to act is now--before the Macmillan embargo takes place and before any additional content providers adopt a similar model. Illinois Heartland Library System has developed and collected a few resources for Illinois libraries to use in advocating for libraries and patrons in Illinois and everywhere. Help in the move toward equal information access for all by learning more and by sharing these resources with your library's staff and patrons!

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