This is the 8th official day of the Illinois Heartland Library System, and it has been a busy week. The first meeting of the IHLS Board was held on July 5, 2011. Congratulations to Karen Bounds - President, Joan Rhoades - Vice President, Janet Hasten - Secretary, and Nina Wunderlich - Treasurer who were elected to these offices. The 15-member IHLS board will meet again on July 26, 4:30 pm, at the Carterville location, and we encourage you to attend. At the July 5 board meeting resolutions for several policies, previously passed by the Transition Board, were approved by the new Board. There is much work to be done by the new Board of Directors who are wholly committed to supporting resource-sharing and membership involvement.
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As we mark the first day of the Illinois Heartland Library System’s existence, it is important to communicate with our membership. As we work together during the next several months, it is communication that will be our strongest tool.
You'll see plenty of changes over the next several weeks and months. You'll see staff e-mails that end in "illinoisheartland.org" and when you make a phone call the voice on the other end might say something like "Illinois Heartland Library System, Decatur Office." Four separate websites will go away and be replaced with one and the delivery vans will be part of the Illinois Heartland fleet.