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Congratulations to these newly elected members of the Illinois Heartland Library System Board of Directors, sworn in on May 23, 2019!

Public Library Trustee Representatives:

Karen Bounds, Centralia Regional Library District

Bev Obert, Atwood Hammond Public Library District

Joshua Short, Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

William Wagner, Rantoul Public Library

Public Library Representatives:



The O’Fallon Public Library asked the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) to catalog two Korean books. 

CMC has cataloged over 300 foreign language materials this fiscal year. Items have been cataloged in Spanish, Chinese, Bulgarian, Korean, French, Polish, Italian, and Arabic.

IHLS Member Day 2019Mark your calendars for November 7, 2019: IHLS Member Day is BACK—BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Immerse yourself in a jam-packed day of library learning designed just for you—this year with expanded tracks! Update your knowledge, find new tools, and meet and share ideas with others from the diverse library world of Central and Southern Illinois, including public, school, academic, and special libraries and IHLS staff. FREE for IHLS members.

Each public library board is required to take action each year on whether to participate in the non-resident program and to determine the fee for non-resident cards. 

The deadline for completion of the survey is June 30, 2019.

Summer Getaway 2019:
Professional Learning for School Librarians

July 11-12, 2019 | Champaign, IL


This year’s conference will allow attendees to dive deeply into state and national library standards, with a special focus on Linking for Learning and AASL’s National School Library Standards.

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