Announcements from the Illinois State Library

Published 07/30/2020

IPLAR Virtual Programming Guidelines

Guidelines on the definitions needed for tracking live virtual programming were recommended by the national State Data Coordinator Program Elements Subcommittee. These guidelines align with current federal programming elements and allow for flexibility at the state level, meaning the guidelines can be used for the 2020 and 2021 Illinois Public Library Annual Report (IPLAR).

Please contact Pat Burg at 217-785-1168 or if you have questions.


Non-Resident Services Declaration Deadline Extension

As of July 1, 2020, the non-resident service policy deadline for public library boards has been extended (due to an emergency rule filed by the Illinois State Library). According to ISL, "Section 3050.20 of Public Library Non-Resident Services (23 Ill. Adm. Code 3050) stipulates that a public library board of trustee shall annually take action to decide whether to issue non-resident library cards during the ensuing 12 months. At that time, the non-resident library card fee formula and fee to be used will be determined and adopted, if applicable. However, since some board of trustees may not have met during the Covid-19 pandemic to take action on the issue of non-resident fees, the emergency rule provides that a board has until October 15, 2020 to take action on its non-resident service policy, and report to its decision within 30 days to the regional library system."


ILL Survey Extended Indefinitely

The ILLINET Interlibrary Loan & Reciprocal Borrowing Statistical Survey, which libraries must complete annually before completing certification, will remain open until further notice by the Illinois State Library.


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