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IHLS Board Nominations Are Now Open!

Ever thought about serving on the IHLS Board of Directors? Nominate yourself between Jan. 13 and Feb. 15, 2023

Welcome to the New IHLS Website!

IHLS is launching a new website in fall 2022, with easier site navigation, system members-only articles and offers, and new features. Communications Administrator Carol Hogan-Downey shares some of these features with us during the Nov. 17 lunchtime mini-s

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.

Services

We offer a number of services for member libraries and library staff, from interlibrary loan delivery to cataloging!

Who are we?

523

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!

 

IHLS Staff overhead view -- Illinois Heartland Library System logo is seen in the background

Imagining Tomorrow

Delivering Possibilities

Today

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Square Miles

Upcoming Events

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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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Online with the CMC: Stop Wasting Time: Adding the 033 & 518 MARC Fields

Cataloging Maintenance Center, Continuing Education

Online with the CMC: Stop Wasting Time: Adding the 033 & 518 MARC Fields

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Online with the CMC: Stop Wasting Time: Adding the 033 & 518 MARC Fields

Cataloging Maintenance Center, Continuing Education

Online with the CMC: Stop Wasting Time: Adding the 033 & 518 MARC Fields

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Online with the CMC: Stop Wasting Time: Adding the 033 & 518 MARC Fields

Cataloging Maintenance Center, Continuing Education

Online with the CMC: Stop Wasting Time: Adding the 033 & 518 MARC Fields

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SHARE Catalogers Training Session

LLSAP/Consortium

SHARE-library catalogers discuss problems, share ideas, and learn about changes to cataloging practices.

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CARLI Counts Mentor Meeting

CARLI Staff Meeting

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.

an IHLS delivery van

Library Jobs

happy librarian checking in (or out) books
 
 

Recently added jobs

For more information on job postings, please contact the posting library directly.

  • Full-Time Courier
    Full-time

    Illinois Heartland Library System

  • Courier, Carbondale Location
    Full-time

    Illinois Heartland Library System

  • Web IT Administrator
    Full-time

    Illinois Heartland Library System

  • Executive Director
    Full-time

    Wood Dale Public Library District (West Suburban Chicago)