IHLS received a generous Walmart State Giving grant to assist bringing 21st century technology to small rural libraries in central and southern Illinois. Libraries were selected to participate in this program based on their membership in IHLS, population, and the amount of their income from property taxes and grants. 

The FCC is about to vote to kill net neutrality.
Only Congress can stop it.

The term “Net Neutrality” has been all over the news, Facebook, and the topic of many people around the water cooler lately.  There is a lot of good information online about the topic. Some of the descriptions are intended to scare you with scenarios that will likely never pan out. As with everything though, there is some underlying truth to the statements.  

 

Here is the main thing that libraries need to worry about.  We want to keep the decision of what is appropriate to view on public computers up to the libraries and not the internet service providers (ISPs). 

Big news! Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is embarking on our seventh year of operations. In the last few years we have grown and come together as an organization. This is the perfect time to evaluate our organization’s brand and logo to ensure it conveys who we are today and how we are moving forward in the future. We are pleased to announce that today we are releasing an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo, colors, and font as part of the ongoing evolution of Illinois Heartland Library System.

There has been some confusion as to whether or not we still do Delivery On the Go (DOG).  DOG is where a library, on the same route, has requested an item for delivery. That item may be able to be delivered later that day when the driver arrives at that library.  DOGs are only available if that library is on the same route as your library and delivery is scheduled to arrive at the receiving library later that day.

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