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HR Source Grant Announcement 2024

Illinois Heartland Library System is thrilled to announce the second round of our new HR grant program to meet our public libraries' HR support needs: the HR Source Membership Grant!

Services

IHLS has a menu of tools and resources to help Illinois libraries provide outstanding services. In addition to free functional 5-day interlibrary delivery, library staff can take continuing education classes, access grant and tool databases, and more.

FY2025 Proposed Budget & Operational Plan Available for Member Comment

Illinois Heartland Library System Library Members: We are excited to bring to you the Illinois Heartland Library System Fiscal Year 2025 Draft Budget and Budget Narrative using OpenGov.

Book Challenges Resource Guide

In response to the recent increase of challenges on library materials, IHLS has developed a resource guide. Here, you’ll find information focused on preparing for challenges and how to respond when a challenge is made.

Who are we?

521

Member Libraries in Central & Southern Illinois

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Illinois Heartland Library System is a state agency that helps 520+ member libraries deliver exceptional service to their communities.

As one of two multi-type systems in Illinois, we are a support partner for public, school, academic, and special libraries and the library staff and trustees that work for them.

IHLS services over 28,000 square miles and the libraries of 2.16 million Illinois residents!

 

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Imagining Tomorrow

Delivering Possibilities

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Upcoming Events

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IHLS Directors Chat

System Member Networking

Join library directors and branch leaders across central and southern Illinois for this text-based chat.

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Medium Pubs Meeting

System Member Networking

Staff of medium-sized public libraries gather to network and discuss what is going on in mid-size libraries.

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Aspen User Experience Training

LLSAP/Consortium

Aspen User Experience Training for SHARE Members

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IHLS Members Matter Special Meeting: Automated Material Handling System LIVE Q&A

Delivery

Join IHLS members and staff for a LIVE Q&A about the potential Automated Material Handling System

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Extra Credit! School Librarian Networking

System Member Networking

New monthly networking opportunity for school librarians!

 

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IHLS Directors Chat

System Member Networking

Join library directors and branch leaders across central and southern Illinois for this text-based chat.

Delivering Possibilities Today

IHLS members are part of a robust interlibrary loan system that spans the entire state—something unique to Illinois! Any Illinois resident with a library card from a system-member library can freely request and obtain materials from any other system-member library in Illinois.

And, because all library patrons deserve to receive their holds quickly, our reliable five-day delivery service is offered to all member libraries.

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