At the January meeting of the Illinois Heartland Library System, two items were approved by the board in a first reading and are now being sent out for member comment.
The first item is a revision of the board by-laws. Article VIII of the bylaws that were approved in July, 2011 called for the establishment of Advisory Councils. In reality, that was never a successful model for IHLS and in July, 2016 we began holding “Members Matter” meetings at locations throughout the system. The revision approved by the board reflects the movement from the Advisory Council Model to the “Members Matters” meetings
The second item approved by the board for member comment was a policy created to address requests that come to the system for sponsorships and endorsements.