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Board Meeting Recap - January 27, 2015

A recap of significant actions takens taken by the board at their January 27, 2015,meeting in Effingham, IL.

Click Here - for the original agenda

Next board meeting date: February 24, 2015 in Effingham.

 

Agenda Item

Information/Action

3. FY2014 Financial Audit

Moving Forward Together - January 27, 2015

The January 27, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • January IHLS Board Meeting Tonight
  • Connect with Leslie
  • 2015 ISL E-Rate Consortium - Informational Webinar Today
  • Polaris Scheduled Maintenance (January 29, 2015)
  • It’s that time again! Count week! (February 2-6, 2015)
  • LibraryLearning (L2): Updating Staff & Trustee Information
  • LibraryLearning (L2): Forgot Your Password
  • Job Postings
  • Did You Report that Challenge?
  • Trustees, Friends & Foundations - Midwinter Programs & Special Events
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Midwinter Programs & Special Events

ALA Midwinter is Around the Corner
January 30-February 3, 2015

United for Libraries has a great all-day FREE program on Friday during Midwinter for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations, as well as several discussion groups.

System Services

As you may be aware, the Illinois State Library has submitted a draft update to the Administrative Rules related to the Illinois State Library System Act to be adopted by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR).  You will find the complete text in the Illinois Register here.  Our sister system Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) has analyzed the proposed rules and posted that analysis here.
 

IHLS Offices Closed Monday, January 19, 2015

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 19, 2015. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run on Tuesday to compensate for volume.

See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Moving Forward Together - January 13, 2015

The January 13, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Funding News
  • IHLS Text Messaging System
  • Annual Library Certification
  • IHLS Members Encouraged to Comment on Proposed Changes to Library System Rules and Standards
  • Delivery Update – Media Cases
  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Workshop on Common Core and You
  • Upcoming Performer’s Showcases
  • RA @ CPL: Best of the Best & Book Buzz
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

RA @ CPL: Best of the Best & Book Buzz

Chicago Public Library (CPL) is excited to announce upcoming Readers’ Advisory training opportunities for library professionals as we look back at the best books of 2014 and ahead to what our patrons will be asking for in 2015.

All events will be held in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium on the lower level of the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., Chicago.

 

Best of the Best

IHLS Funding News

IHLS recently received $1,903,762.75 of its FY2015 funding. These payments included $659,722.21 of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, $513,707.20 General Revenue funds, and $730,333.34 Live & Learn funds. To date we have received 56.5% of the total $3,364,429.41 allocation or FY2015.

 

Many thanks to Anne Craig (Director, Illinois State Library) and Jesse White (Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian). Their continued support is much appreciated as we strive to deliver core services in innovative ways to our members.

Moving Forward Together - December 23, 2014

The December 23, 2014, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Holiday Closings
  • Delivery Update - Weather Closings
  • Library Closings Page
  • Annual Library Certification
  • Plinkit Migration News & Demo
  • Delivery Tip – Days Closed
  • Free ILL Workshop at ALA Midwinter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Collaborative Summer Learning Program
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • AL Direct
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS Holiday Closing

Please note that all Illinois Heartland Library System offices will be closed:

  • Christmas Eve -Wednesday, December 24th,
  • Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25th,
  • New Year's Eve - Wednesday, December 31st,
  • New Year's Day - Thursday, January 1st. 

Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

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