IHLS Member Connection - July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017


Members Matter Meeting – Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Please join us for the next Members Matter meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 11, at the Decatur Public Library! It’s a great opportunity to share what’s going on throughout the state and the system! Of particular interest will be an update from the State Library, in light of yesterday’s passage of a budget for Illinois.The meeting will run from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. If you can’t be in Decatur, you can attend by VTEL from the Illinois State Library or from your own computer, via Zoom.
Please take a moment and register on L2, knowing how many people to expect helps us to facilitate the discussion. The agenda will be posted in L2.

IHLS Offices Closed July 20, 2017

All IHLS offices will be closed on Thursday, July 20, to allow staff to attend staff development training. No member services, including delivery, will be provided. We are using this single day to provide training to all IHLS staff.
If you have an automation emergency while the IHLS offices are closed, please dial the SHARE Emergency Number at 618-534-4319.

IHLS Board Meeting – July 25, 2017

The next IHLS Board meeting is Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at the IHLS Edwardsville office. The Board meeting will also be available at several videoconferencing (VTEL) sites. When available, you will find the agenda and board packet here.

Job Postings

IHLS currently has three open positions posted on the IHLS website. In addition to the SHARE Director position, we currently have openings for a Driver and a Sorter in our Champaign office. Find these positions as well as job openings with other libraries on the Library Jobs tab of the IHLS website. To add a job posting to the IHLS jobs page for your library, please send to webmaster@illinoisheartland.org.

Connect with Leslie – June 15 Recording

Did you miss Connect with Leslie June 15? In addition to Leslie Bednar giving an IHLS update, Brandon Chapman, Network Administrator, joined the call and talked about virtual reality in libraries and preventing ransomware. Brandon shared the following links:

Listen to Recording


2017 ALA Annual Conference Photos

It was great to connect with our members at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. We hope everyone had a good time, met some interesting people, and learned something new. More photos have been posted on the IHLS Facebook page.

Vendor Discount Page Updated

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. has been added to the Vendor Discount page on the IHLS website.   

Grants, Awards & Scholarships

A list of available grants are posted on the IHLS website. Here you will find information on grants suitable for libraries that you might be interested in applying for. There are also several ‘Ongoing’ grants on the bottom of the list.


In the News


Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Register in L2: www.librarylearning.info
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  • SHARE Catalogers Training Session, Adobe Connect
  • Members Matter, Decatur PL

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

  • RDA for Books, Effingham PL

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • Polaris Basic Circulation Training, IHLS Edwardsville
  • Polaris Advanced Circulation Training, IHLS Edwardsville

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • IHLS Staff Day, IHLS Closed

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  • IHLS Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  • Polaris Basic Circulation Training, Decatur PL
  • Polaris Advanced Circulation Training, Decatur PL

Thursday, August 3, 2017

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings, IHLS Edwardsville 


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Upcoming Events & Deadlines