IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - April 14, 2017

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April 14, 2017


IHLS Board Elections – Voting Ends Tomorrow

Saturday is the deadline for voting for the 5 open seats on the IHLS Board of Directors. The Board sets the direction and priorities of this organization on behalf of IHLS member libraries.
If you are the one person voting on behalf of your member library (and all of its branches or locations), follow this link, to cast your member library's vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IHLS17Board
VOTING DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Please take the time to vote!


IHLS Member Day – April 18, 2017

There is still time to register for IHLS Member Day on April 18, 2017, at the Keller Convention Center, Effingham. This day is designed as an opportunity for the diverse membership of the Illinois Heartland Library System to gather together, to network, and to share in a variety of professional development opportunities. Thanks to our sponsors, there is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided! Be sure to register in L2 so we have an accurate headcount for lunch.


IHLS Board Meeting – April 25, 2017

The next IHLS Board meeting is Tuesday, April 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.


Members Matter Meeting – Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Please join us for our March Members Matter meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 2nd, at the Olney Public Library! It’s a great opportunity to share what’s going on throughout the state and the system! The meeting will run from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. If you can’t be in Olney, 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. The agenda will be posted in L2.


Last Day for School Delivery – May 19, 2017

May 19th will be the last day for school delivery for ALL schools. If you need a different date, whether earlier or later, please contact your hub Operations Manager as soon as possible.
If you have any question on the Polaris side, please contact Traci Edwards (tedwards@illinoisheartland.org | 618-985-3611 ext. 620).

Job Postings

IHLS currently has an opening for a Sorter in our Carbondale office. Find this position as well as job openings with other libraries on the IHLS website on the Library Jobs tab. To add a job posting to the IHLS jobs page for your library, please send to webmaster@illinoisheartland.org.


Special Interest Groups

A listing of Special Interest Groups has been added to the IHLS website. These groups allow IHLS members with similar professional specialties the opportunity to meet, connect, ask questions, and share ideas. If your special interest group is not on the list and you would like to be added, please contact Angela Thompson (athompson@illinoisheartland.org | 217-352-0047 ext. 720).

Vendor Discount Page Updated

Mackin Educational Resources and K-Log have been added to the Vendor Discount page on the IHLS.


Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project

Congratulations to the 2017 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project winner Daniel Rosenberg, for his book, "The Towers Still Stand." Find more information on the project on the Soon to be Famous website.


College of DuPage Summer & Fall Schedules

College of DuPage summer registration is now in progress.  Fall registration begins April 21 for new and returning students. 

For further information, please contact Carol Sturz, Coordinator, Library & Information Technology, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137,  Ph: 630-942-2597, email: sturzc@cod.edu


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.  Be sure to check the bottom of the list for 'Ongoing' grants.
Expiring Soon:


In the News


E-News from the Illinois State Library

The April 10, 2017, issue of the E-News from the ISL includes:

  • Library Trustees Web Page Updated
  • Literacy Resource List Now Includes Autism Section
  • ILA's Doyle receives 2017 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award
  • Illinois Library District Wins National Award
  • IMLS National Medal Finalist Include Illinois Nominees
  • Project Outcome Program Offered by PLA 


Upcoming Events in Library Learning (L2)

Register in L2: www.librarylearning.info
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • eRead Illinois: Axis 360 Administrative Site, GoToMeeting
  • IHLS Member Day, Effingham
  • eRead Illinois: Axis 360 Scoping Training, GoToTraining

Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Dewey Decimal Classification, IHLS Edwardsville
  • Introduction to Authority Records, Forsyth PL

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • SHARE Circulation Forum, Zoom
  • IHLS Board Meeting, IHLS Edwardsville & VTEL

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Barcoding I—Searching and Matching, IHLS Edwardsville
  • Barcoding II—Item Records, IHLS Edwardsville

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Cooperative Collection Development Meeting, Central PLD
  • MEPL—Metro-East Public Library Management Meeting, Mascoutah PL

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • Members Matter, Olney PL + Zoom

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  • IHLS Member Library Directors’ Chat, Adobe Connect


Free Webinars & Workshops


If you would like something to appear in the next newsletter, please contact Julia Pernicka, Communications Coordinator, jpernicka@illinoisheartland.org with “Moving Forward” in the Subject Line.