Moving Forward TOGETHER

July 9, 2012


Board Meeting Recap - June 2012
A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their June 26, 2012, meeting in Edwardsville, Illinois, has been posted on the website.  The next board meeting is July 24, 2012, 6:00 pm at the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham.

IHLS Staff Day
On Thursday, July 28, the IHLS offices were closed so staff could join together in Effingham, Illinois, for Wonderfully WOWful day of training.  More information on the day has been posted on the website along with a group photo of the IHLS staff and the IHLS Year In Review video!

Fun Facts About IHLS Libraries!
IHLS has at least two of the oldest public libraries in Illinois – Edwardsville Public Library and Belleville Public Library. Edwardsville’s library was begun by a group of ladies who started a subscription library the year after Illinois became a state (1819). For a dime a month you could be a member. The collection traveled around – church pews, a store on Main Street, etc.  Andrew Carnegie gave $12,500 to Edwardsville to build a library in 1904/05 and the library was dedicated in 1906.

What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
Upcoming Webinars: These free events allow you to meet and learn from library leaders and fellow library practitioners.  If you are interested in attending a webinar, but cannot commit to that time, remember that the webinars are archived for later viewing.

Grant Writing for Libraries Serving Children
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 ♦ 12 pm CST 60 min

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 ♦ 1 pm CST 60 min