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 our fair share of federal funding. Here's why it matters and what Illinois libraries can do.
Didn't make the most recent IHLS Board Meeting? That's okay! In this video--which we hope is the first of many--catch the highlights of the meeting in less than five minutes as shared by Executive Director Leslie Bednar. Want to see the board packet for this meeting? Find it on the IHLS Board pages.
At times, the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) has the privilege not only of cataloging challenging items, but also items that are, weirdly, a lot of fun to work with (if you are a cataloger).
Once again, Illinois Library Association has arranged its spring 2020 series of legislative events as opportunities for you to meet with your state and federal legislators and speak with them about issues affecting you and your library. Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate.
Three of these meet-ups are in the central and southern Illinois areas, including events in Edwardsville, Effingham, and Bloomington-Normal.