Moving Forward Together - November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013



November IHLS Board Meeting

The next IHLS Board meeting is Tuesday, November 26, 2013. The Board meeting will be available via videoconferencing at the IHLS Champaign, Du Quoin, and Edwardsville locations, as well as the Illinois State Library. If you are not able to join us in Effingham, perhaps one of these other locations will be more convenient.

When available, you will find the November agenda and board packet here.


IHLS Holiday Closing

IHLS offices will also be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Extra routes will run on Monday and Tuesday, December 2-3.
See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

May the good things of life be yours in abundance,
not only at Thanksgiving,
but throughout the coming year.



Connect with Leslie

Give us a half hour, and we’ll fill you in on what is happening at IHLS. The next Connect with Leslie meeting is Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. Visit the Connect with Leslie page on the IHLS website to access the link for the meeting. Register in L2 at:

Library Jobs

IHLS currently has three job openings. Check the IHLS website for these job openings and more on our Library Jobs tab: To add a job posting to the IHLS jobs page for your library, please send to


eRead Illinois

We're happy to announce that a new member has joined the eRead Illinois project team! Natalie DeJonghe is the E-Book Trainer/Coordinator for RAILS. Natalie will be traveling across Illinois to deliver training and presentations on the eRead Illinois project to RAILS and IHLS non-SHARE libraries. We're delighted to have Natalie join the team.
SHARE members, our official launch date is almost here! On Monday, November 18, feel free to start telling your patrons about the 3M Cloud Library shared collection. For those of you that have expressed interest in participating, we'll be sending out Welcome packets next week. Don't forget, you can still request a fee quote for your library, simply fill out the 3M Fee Request Form and email it to Lesley at: or fax it to: 618.656.9401.
Non-SHARE members participating in the Baker & Taylor Axis 360 shared collection are now focused on implementation and preparations for the December 1st launch. Haven't requested a quote for your library?  Fill out the Axis 360 Fee Request Form and email it to: Quotes will be prepared and delivered to libraries in mid-December.

SHARE Update

The latest numbers are:
191 Public libraries
9 Academic libraries
207 School libraries
18 Special libraries
27 Transitional libraries
21 Affiliate libraries
13 CARLI Affiliate libraries
for a total of 486 libraries!

WorldShare Watch

If you have not yet created your new WOCLC WorldShare ILL account, go to and click on the Green box that says Create Account. If you have created an account but have not yet logged in to make a request, you are urged to do so. Please request one item between now and the middle of December. By requesting just one item we can determine if the account is set up correctly or if you have any questions.
If you need training Click on this link and scroll down to the sections titled Instructor led courses.
Check out this week’s Tip of the Week: Article Exchange integration in WorldShare ILL - What it means for library staff.
Any questions, contact Bev Obert by email or by phone 217-352-0047.

Downloadable Poster Available for Soon to be Famous Project

The Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author project is generating interest in the library community. More than 20 Illinois librarians have stepped up to be a part of the judging committee. The project's website at now includes some Frequently Asked Questions and a downloadable 11 x 17" poster that you can print and display in your library and community. If you have questions about the project, contact

Libraries in the News

Check out recent media posts on libraries and librarians.
Beyond Books
What 20 years of best sellers say about what we read
Ill. residents recall little-known children’s fundraiser to buy copy of Gettysburg Address
In case you missed it...Moving Forward Together – November 15, 2013

E-News from the Illinois State Library

The current issue of the E-News from the ISL includes:

  • Another Back to Books Grant Application Deadline Is TODAY
  • FY2014 School District Library Grant Applications Are Due TODAY
  • 2014 ILEAD U Applications Available - Webinar December 4, 2013!
  • Itasca Community Library Webinar Highlighting Library Technology for Sight-Impaired Patrons
  • Live and Learn Construction Grant Workshop Available Online
  • State Library Seeks input on Library Services for Residents Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Try-It! Illinois FREE Database Trial Period for ILLINET Libraries Continues
  • Federal Webinar Series Explores Immigration Resources for Public Librarians
  • FY2013 ILLINET Survey Available through December

ILA E-Newsletter

The November 18, 2013, issue of the ILA E-Newsletter includes:

  • ILRA - Libraries of Illinois Risk Association
  • 2014 ILA Legislative Agenda
  • Other ILA Executive Board Actions
  • Summer Reading 2014: Paws to Read
  • ALA and Others Endorse Freedom Act to Restore Privacy
  • Library Love
  • In the News

Grant Opportunities

ALSC’s Dia Family Book Club Grants - Deadline: November 30, 2013
Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management - Deadline: December 1, 2013
ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award - Deadline: December 1, 2013
BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant - Deadline: December 1, 2013
Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries School Library Grant - Deadline: December 2, 2013
PLA Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award - Deadline: December 2, 2013
National Friends of Libraries Week Awards - Deadline: December 2, 2013
ARSC Preservation Grants - Deadline: December 15, 2013
Loleta D. Fyan Grant - Deadline: December 20, 2013
YALSA 2014 Dollar General Summer Reading Grants - Deadline: January 1, 2014
National School Library Program of the Year Award - Deadline: January 1, 2014
FY2014 Live & Learn Construction Grant - Deadline: January 10, 2014
NEA Our Town Grants - Deadline: January 13, 2014
NEA Big Read Grants - Deadline: January 28, 2014
For more grant opportunities, check out LibraryWorks or the Library Grants Blog.

Leslie M. Bednar
Executive Director

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