Library News

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Board meeting rescheduled

The November board meeting, originally scheduled for November 26, has been rescheduled for December 3, and will be located at the IHLS Edwardsville office.

For more details, see the Board of Directors page on this website.

IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving both Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 . Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run on Monday to compensate for volume.
 
See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Moving Forward Together - November 22, 2013

The November 22, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • November IHLS Board Meeting
  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Library Jobs
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • Downloadable Poster Available for Soon to be Famous Project
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grant Opportunities
     

Article Exchange integration in WorldShare ILL – What it means for library staff

Last week, Article Exchange workflows were integrated into the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service. Let’s take a closer look at how these new workflows save time for your library’s ILL borrowing and lending activities.

  • One location for all ILL workflows. You can now upload and retrieve documents in Article Exchange from within the WorldShare ILL interface, without leaving the service to work in a separate window.

 

eRead Illinois Newsletter: November 18, 2013

The November 18, 2013, eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Contact Information
  • Launch Dates
  • Training Information
  • Informational Resources

Moving Forward Together - November 15, 2013

The November 15, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • November IHLS Board Meeting
  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Connect with Leslie
  • eRead Illinois
  • WorldShare Watch
  • 2014 ILEAD U Applications Now Available - Webinar December 4, 2013
  • Participate in Try It! Illinois Before November 30
  • Anyone Can Write a Grant
  • Who’s Using WorldShare ILL Now? Practical advice from real users
  • Greening Your Library: Sustainable Practices for a New Generation
  • Health Happens in Libraries: Supporting Patron Information Needs
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grant Opportunities

 "My guess is (it will be) about 300 years
until computers are as good as, say,
your local reference library in search."
--Craig Silverstein, director of technology, Google.com
 

2014 ILEAD U Applications Now Available — Webinar December 4, 2013!

The State Library will host ILEAD U: Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover, The 21st Century Technology Tools Institute for Illinois Library Staff at the University of Illinois Springfield on March 24-27, June 23-26 and

Prepare to use new WS ILL features

WorldShare ILL Tip of the Week: Prepare for your library’s use of new WorldShare ILL features

OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan enhancements planned for release on November 10 will enable you to simplify ILL workflows and save time for your library’s ILL staff. This Tip provides advance information about several new features scheduled for availability in WorldShare ILL on November 10, so you can be ready to use them upon their release next week.

On Sunday, you will see several new features that will change how you use WorldShare ILL. These include:

IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, 2013. 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.

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