Moving Forward Together - July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014


IHLS Board Meeting - July 22

The next IHLS Board meeting is Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. The Board meeting will be available via videoconferencing at the three IHLS locations, as well as the Illinois State Library and the Decatur Public Library. If you are not able to join us at the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham, perhaps one of these other locations will be more convenient. When available, you will find the agenda and board packet here.

TPS August Workshop at SIUE especially for Librarians & Media Specialists!

Monday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Do you work in a library, media center or computer lab and want to share rich primary sources with your students and teachers? The Teaching with Primary Sources program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering a workshop, Introduction to the Library of Congress Website and Teaching with Primary Sources Especially for Librarians & Media Specialist. For more information:

Public Library Per Capita and EDGE Assessment Training - August 21

On August 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., the Illinois State Library will present a workshop on the Public Library Per Capita Grant application and the EDGE Assessment. The workshop will be held in person at the IHLS Edwardsville office and via video conference at the IHLS offices in Champaign and Du Quoin, as well as the Illinois State Library and the Decatur Public Library.
FY2015 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant requirements state that Illinois public libraries must have at least one staff member attend an instructional course. The technology component requires at least one library staff member and one board member to attend an informational webinar or in-person session about the Edge Initiative. Public libraries applying for the FY2015 Per Capita Grant can satisfy both requirements by participating in this training session.
Please register in L2 to attend in person at the IHLS Edwardsville location or at one of the VTEL locations:
If you cannot attend on August 21, training sessions have also been scheduled for:

  • Thursday, July 24, 1pm – 3pm at RAILS Burr Ridge office & RAILS VTEL sites
  • Friday, August 15, 10am – 12pm at the Illinois State Library 

If you have any questions, contact, or

Upcoming Free Webinars

Libraries as Drivers of Community Development: Global Edition (WJ) - July 16, 2014
7 Questions Your Board Asks That YOU May Never Hear (4Good) - July 16, 2014
Introduction to the Library of Congress Website and Teaching with Primary Sources Especially for Librarians & Media Specialist (SIUE) - August 4-5, 2014
Copyright for Educators & Librarians (Coursera) - July 21-August 18, 2014
Makerspaces in Libraries: Legal Considerations (Infopeople) - July 22, 2014
Book Clubs Abuzz: Great Reads for Summer and Beyond (Booklist) - July 22, 2014
Summer Teen Online Conference (School Library Journal) - July 24, 2014
Top Ten Skills for Teaching Tech to Patrons (WJ) - August 14, 2014
Going Digital (LYRASIS) - August 19, 2014
Recruiting and Training Volunteers for Library Advocacy (WJ) - August 20, 2014
Taming Tech Tools for Libraries (WJ) - September 18, 2014
More webinars can be found at:

Grants, Awards & Scholarships

Best Small Library in America Award - Deadline: September 10, 2014
I Love My Librarian Award - Deadline: September 12, 2014
Margaret Edwards Teen Collection Development - Deadline: December 1, 2014
The Lisa Libraries Book Donation Program - Deadline: ongoing
Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust Teen Grants - Deadline: ongoing
For more grant opportunities, check out LibraryWorks or the Library Grants Blog.

In the News

Check out recent media posts on libraries and librarians.
Three groups win United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards
ALSC and LEGO Systems partner to create Junior Maker Spaces
System expands library options
Beachfront libraries are pretty much the best idea ever
Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts
Book preservation still important in digital age
USA TODAY’s best-selling books for first half of 2014
Lincoln Library’s second floor back in business
7 surprises about libraries in our surveys (PEW)
Libraries that use 3-D printers consider new rules
Granite City renovation project nearly completed: to reopen in October
ALA, public libraries to measure internet speeds, add to E-rate record
Reading is Fundamental study says summer reading is not priority
Only 17 percent of parents believe reading is top priority during the Summer
In case you missed it...Moving Forward Together – July 8, 2014

E-News from the Illinois State Library

The July 11, 2014, issue of the E-News from the ISL includes:

  • Live & Learn Construction Grant Review Committee Members Needed
  • Quarterly Grant Report is Due July 15, 2014
  • Public Library Per Capita and EDGE Assessment Training Sessions Announced
  • Get ready for “On the Front Lines” Conference
  • Summer Reading Program Information
  • Introducing free access to library-specific courses through WebJunction
  • Take advantage of the following series of free Webinars offered by WebJunction 

ILA E-Newsletter

The July 10, 2014, issue of the ILA E-Newsletter includes:

  • Idea Playground: Youth Services Unconference
  • Energy Efficiency Grants Upcoming Deadlines
  • 2014 ILA Annual Conference
  • Mini-Boot Camp!
  • Joining Forces at the Library Launch
  • 2014-2015 ILA Handbook of Organization Now Available Online
  • Job Opportunities
  • In the News 

Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Register in L2:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • Cataloging in Connexion Workday, Mascoutah PL
  • eRead Illinois: Baker & Taylor Axis 360 Training, Heyworth PLD

Thursday, July 17, 2014

  • eRead Illinois: Baker & Taylor Axis 360 Training, RAILS East Peoria Sherwood Kirk/VTEL
  • eRead Illinois: Basic 3M Cloud Library Demo, Adobe Connect

Friday, July 18, 2014

  • SHARE Chat (Cataloging), Adobe Connect

Monday, July 21, 2014

  • eRead Illinois: Using your 3M Shopping Cart, Adobe Connect
  • eRead Illinois: Baker & Taylor Axis 360 Training, RAILS Burr Ridge

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • eRead Illinois: Baker & Taylor Axis 360 Training, Oakton Community College
  • Searching and Matching, Olney Public Library
  • Basic Circulation, Benton Public Library
  • Advanced Circulation, Benton Public Library
  • Barcoding in Polaris, Olney Public Library
  • SHARE Chat (eResources), Adobe Connect
  • IHLS Board Meeting, Helen Matthes Library and IHLS VTEL sites

Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • eRead Illinois: Basic 3M Cloud Library Demo, Adobe Connect
  • eRead Illinois: Baker & Taylor Axis 360, Fuze
  • eRead Axis 360 Scoping Overview, Fuze
  • Joint meeting--SHARE Cataloging and Circulation Committees meeting, IHLS VTEL Locations

Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.      – Marcel Proust

Leslie M. Bednar
Executive Director

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