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Act NOW to protect net neutrality

The FCC is about to vote to kill net neutrality.
Only Congress can stop it.

The term “Net Neutrality” has been all over the news, Facebook, and the topic of many people around the water cooler lately.  There is a lot of good information online about the topic. Some of the descriptions are intended to scare you with scenarios that will likely never pan out. As with everything though, there is some underlying truth to the statements.  


Here is the main thing that libraries need to worry about.  We want to keep the decision of what is appropriate to view on public computers up to the libraries and not the internet service providers (ISPs). 

IHLS Member Connection - August 7, 2017

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The August 7, 2017, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Staff Day
  • School Delivery Starts Week of August 21st
  • IHLS Board Meeting – August 22, 2017
  • Member Spotlights:
    • Diana Brawley Sussman
    • Allen Lanham Retirement
    • Architectural Walking Tour
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • Friends in Rural Places: Creating Dementia Friendly Libraries: Training for Small and Rural Library Staff
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events & Deadlines

IHLS Member Connection - June 23, 2017

The June 23, 2017, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS is Moving Forward with a New Look!
  • Video: Meet the Illinois Heartland Library System
  • IHLS Annual Meeting & Board Meeting
  • Job Posting – SHARE Directo
  • IHLS Offices Closed Tuesday, July 4
  • IHLS Offices Closed July 20, 2017
  • Non-Resident Fee Survey due June 30
  • Members Matter Meeting – Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  • 2017 ARSL Conference Presentations available now
  • Vendor Discount Page Updated
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
  • Free Webinars & Workshops

IHLS is Moving Forward with a New Look

Big news! Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is embarking on our seventh year of operations. In the last few years we have grown and come together as an organization. This is the perfect time to evaluate our organization’s brand and logo to ensure it conveys who we are today and how we are moving forward in the future. We are pleased to announce that today we are releasing an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo, colors, and font as part of the ongoing evolution of Illinois Heartland Library System.

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