Moving Forward TOGETHER

June 25, 2012

 

IHLS Annual Meeting
A year ago we embarked on an adventure to create a new organization from the merger of four legacy library systems.  We embraced challenges and opportunities along the way, and are set for an incredible second year.  I invite you to celebrate the first year of your library system at our Annual Meeting June 26th.  We will recognize new and departing board members and highlight an incredible maiden year!

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at our Edwardsville office, and light refreshments will be served so please register in L2.  After the Annual Meeting you are welcome to attend the IHLS Board Meeting which will begin at 6 p.m.  

IHLS Offices Closed June 28, 2012
IHLS offices will be closed Thursday, June 28, 2012, to allow staff to attend staff development training.  Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. We will be open and delivery will resume Friday, June 29, 2012, with extra routes if necessary to compensate for volume.

IHLS Offices Closed July 4, 2012
IHLS offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in observance of Independence Day.  Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. We will be open and delivery will resume Thursday, July 5, 2012, with extra routes if necessary to compensate for volume.

Online Class:  Basic Budgeting for Public Libraries
University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS)
Date: July 9 - August 17  *  Fee: $175  *  CEU: 1.8
This course is designed as a practical step-by-step budget creation guide for library administrators of public libraries.  More information and registration are available online at http://www.slis.wisc.edu/BasicBudget.htm. Additional online classes from SLIS can be found at http://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed.htm.https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/Ai_35JwTBJbHnt3JluctERJxR0nGF1W70fLr73IVQVsreiwgFS5pY_6Pl42-iC2vakdAfwUqQz2J-rfGiJmFWEjWqf7J5DXDAxocRXbWKlvhqFuQ-Rc

2012 PLA Boot Camp
Results Are What Matters: Management Tools and Techniques to Improve Library Service and Programs
August 21-25, 2012 - Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library
Application Deadline: June 29, 2012
Get your library in strategic shape at PLA’s Results Book Camp.  More information on the boot camp has been posted to the IHLS website under Library News.

Fun Facts About IHLS Libraries!
Williamsville Public Library is in an old train depot and the circ desk is where the ticket agent worked.  The whole place shakes when the Amtrak zooms by at 85 mph.

Reaching Forward South Conference for Support Staff
September 20 and 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20,  events kick off with an Author’s Tea from 2:00-4:30 pm.  Friday, September 21, begins with registration and a continental breakfast.  This year events include two breakout sessions, keynote speaker Dan Schneider and featured speaker Deb DiSandro.  More information and registration are available online at www.reachingforwardsouth.org.

What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
The most recent Library Law newsletter from Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. has been posted on WebJunction Illinois. This issue discusses the propriety of libraries providing compensation to library trustees.  As is stated in the newsletter:  The Public Library District Act of 1991 and the Local Library Act permit library trustees to be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses they incur in the performance of their duties, but prohibit library trustees from being compensated for their service.  Additional Library Law Articles

Happy Summer!

Leslie M. Bednar
Executive Director