October 10, 2017
Visit IHLS at ILA, ISLMA, and HSLI
IHLS will have booths at both the Illinois Library Association (ILA) conference and the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) conference and will be giving a system update at Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) conference. If you are attending any of the conferences, please stop by! IHLS staff members will be available to answer your questions and explain the benefits of IHLS membership.
- ILA Conference, Rise Up!, October 10-12, 2017
- ISLMA Conference, Shining Bright for Thirty Conferences, October 19-21, 2017
- HSLI Conference, The Times are Changing, October 25-27, 2017
The next IHLS Board meeting is Tuesday, October 24, 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.
Did you miss the Members Matter on October 3? The meeting started with updates from the Illinois State Library with news on the budget, upcoming events and deadlines. System staff provided updates on system news, delivery, SHARE and membership.
Carol Kulek spoke about grants available through Ameren and Janet McAllister, director of the Rochester Public Library shared her thoughts on hosting a visit from the Librarian of Congress.
Beth Paoli, from the Literacy Office, spoke about the availability of Story Kits and Adult New Reader Book Club Collections. There was even a special guest appearance from the Nao Robot. This robot is fully programmable and has been used in library programming with autistic children.
The morning finished with a discussion of the role of libraries during the age of “fake news.”
Below are some resources shared during the meeting:
- Adult New Reader Book Club Collections
- Story Kits
- Ameren Slideshow (L2)
- Carla Hayden at Rochester PL slide show
- Libraries and the Search for Real News (L2)
Listen to Recording
Do you have a topic for the next meeting on December 5, 2017, at the Morrison-Talbot Library in Waterloo? Contact Ellen Popit (firstname.lastname@example.org | 618-985-3711 ext. 624).
Try-it! Illinois runs through November 30, 2017. Try-It! Illinois offers the staffs and library users of the more than 5,000 ILLINET member libraries the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources.
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.
- Illinois Humanities Illinois Speaks Micro-Grants – Deadline: October 15, 2017
- FY2018 School District Library Grant – Deadline: October 15, 2017
- RIPL Scholarship Opportunity for Small and Rural Library Staff – Deadline: October 27, 2017
- Vernon Library Supplies Grants: English Literacy for New Immigrants – Deadline: October 31, 2017
- Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services, and More Grant – Deadline: December 1, 2017
- Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program – Deadline: December 31, 2017
- FY2018 Live and Learn Construction Grant - Deadline: January 12, 2018
- The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries (AASL) – Deadline: February 1, 2018
- Inspire Collection Development Grant (AASL) – Deadline: February 1, 2017
- Pamela J. Farris Rural Classroom Library Award – Deadline: March 1, 2018
- Amber Brown Grant – Deadline: April 15, 2018
There are also several ‘Ongoing’ grants on the bottom of the list.
- Susan McKinney: A good read for fans of Sherlock Holmes
- Hunger and Libraries: Snacks, backpacks and more
- I Love Libraries
- Morris Library reduces journal subscriptions, hours due to budget cuts
- Holtgrave looks back on 40+ years at Breese Public Library
- A life of full-time library service comes to an end (Violet LaPine (Rantoul PL)
- Free October webinars for library staff
- Central Illinois veteran who fought library attacker among 18 Carnegie Heroes (Morton Public Library)
- Jesse White urges student readers to enter "Letters about Literature" competition
- IMLS Releases Annual Data and Survey Results of American Public Libraries
Teen Read Week encourages teens to be regular readers and library users. The 2017 event features the theme 'Unleash Your Story." Library staff, afterschool providers, and educators are encouraged to leverage this theme to encourage teens to tell their own stories as well as find stories, biographies, autobiographies, folktales, and more in their local library. Find more information on the Teen Read Week website.
National Friends of Libraries Week honors our nation’s Friends of Libraries groups. It is a time not only to celebrate Friends, but also to promote themselves in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. Find more information on the United for Libraries website.
Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together.
Register in L2: www.librarylearning.info
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
- SHARE Catalogers Training Session, Adobe Connect
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
- SWAYS Meeting, Mascoutah PL
Thursday, October 19, 2017
- Polaris Basic Circulation Training, IHLS Champaign
- Polaris Advanced Circulation Training, IHLS Champaign
Friday, October 20, 2017
- LibraryOnTheGo: Consortium Meeting, Zoom
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
- Medium Pubs Meeting, Forsyth PL
Thursday, October 26, 2017
- MEPL – Metro-East Public Library Management Meeting, Case-Halstead PL
Friday, October 27, 2017
- Introduction to Authority Records, Marion Carnegie
- Library of Congress Subject Headings, Marion Carnegie
- Transforming Academic Library Spaces to Support Modern-Day Learners (OCLC) – October 10, 2017
- The Gaining Popularity and Use of Digital Magazines in Academic Libraries (LJ) – October 10, 2017
- Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers (SLJ) – October 11, 2017
- Library 2.017: Makerspaces (Library 2.0) – October 11, 2017
- FY18 Live & Learn Public Library Construction Grant Information Session - October 17, 2017
- Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the Language Barrier (WJ) – October 12, 2017
- Expanding Access to Digital Resources by Sharing (Booklist) – October 17, 2017
- How to Empower Your Patrons with Financial Literacy Programming (SirsiDynix) – October 18, 2017
- New Books for Storytime (Infopeople) – October 18, 2017
- Midday at the Oasis: How Librarians and Information Professionals can make a difference in combating Predatory Publishers (NNLM) – October 18, 2017
- Kick-Starting Author Involvement with Your School (AASL) – October 18, 2017
- Going Fully Mobile in Your Library: Eliminate the Desk and Improve Service (Demco) – October 19, 2017
- Using Project Outcome Data to Improve & Support Library Programming (PLA) – October 19, 2017
- Shocking Report: Fake News Webinar Affects Millions and You Too! (NDSL) – October 19, 2017
- Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library (WJ) – October 24, 2017
- Visualize Your Library’s Story Part 1: Presentation Tools (TSL) – October 24, 2017
- Pulse-Pounding Mysteries for Fall (Booklist) – October 24, 2017
- School & Public Library Partnerships: Easy Ideas and Best Practices (ISL)
- Visualize Your Library’s Story Part II: Infographic Tools (TSL) – October 26, 2017
- Winter is Coming: Stocking Your Series Nonfiction Shelves (Booklist) – October 27, 2017
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