Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Illinois Heartland Library System provides contact information and meeting space for local library Special Interest Groups.

 

District 522 Librarians
Regular meeting of librarians within the Southwestern College service area. Contact:
Jennifer Bone
Southwestern Illinois College
jennifer.bone@swic.edu
618-235-2700 ext.5597
Free Form Free For All
Youth Services Librarians that meet approximately three times per year. Contact:
Paula Lopatic
Vespasian Warner Public Library
District (Clinton)
lopatic@vwarner.org
217-935-5174
HSLI –Health Science Librarians in Illinois
Statewide group with two consortia in the IHLS service area.
 

Capital Area Consortium (CAC)
serving libraries in the Springfield, Jacksonville and Decatur areas.

Contact:
Karen Douglas
Passavant Hospital (Jacksonville)
karen.douglas@passavanthospital.com
217.245-9541 ext 2434

East Central Illinois Consortium (ECIC)
serving libraries in the Champaign Area.

Contact:
Miranda Shake
Lakeland College of Nursing
mshake@lakeviewcol.edu
217-260-0394
Large Print Cooperative Collection Management Group
Group meeting in the Champaign area to discuss large print collections in libraries. Contact:
Sam (Sandra) Purcell
Casey Township Library
kzlib@rr1.net
217-932-2105
Library on the Go
Decatur based group of Overdrive users that meets 3-4 times per year. You can visit their website at:
https://sites.google.com/site/lotgforlibrarians/home
Contact:
Anita Waters
Sherman Public Library
shermanlibrary@gcctv.com
217-496-2946
Little Okaw Valley Sports Conference Librarians and Neighboring Librarians : East Central IL
Meet once a month for dinner at a central location, meeting agendas sent ahead of dinner. Professional Learning Community meetings as set by the LOVC
Principals.
Contact:
Jacob Roskovensky
Charleston High School
roskoihls@gmail.com
217-639-5000
Macon County School Librarians Group
Group that meets quarterly. Contact:
Lauren Ochs
Warrensburg-Latham High School
ochsl@wl.k12.il.us
217-672-2531
Medium Pubs
Gathering of representative of medium public libraries in the Decatur area. Contact:
Richard Sumrall
Lincoln Public Library District
directorlpld@gmail.com
217-732-8878
Perry/Randolph County CCM Group
Public Library Directors in these counties who gather several times during the year. Although this started as a Cooperative Collection Management group, it has morphed into a networking/sharing opportunity for participants. Contact:
Brenda Gilpatrick
Red Bud Public Library
orgilpatrickgrenda@hotmail.com
618-282-2255
Sangamon Menard School Library Network (SMSLN)
Group meets monthly through the school year and once during the summer. Contact:
Sondra Miller
sondrajmiller@comcast.net
217-546-0907
SLIDE
Independent Group in the Carlinville/Litchfield Area that meet monthly for discussion and education. Contact:
Sarah Zumwalt
Litchfield Public Library
library@litchfieldil.com
217-324-3866
SLING
Network of school library staff in the metro-East area, to provide quality library services for students and teachers and to promote the importance of school libraries in increasing student achievement. Contact:
Connie Williams
Metro-East Lutheran High School
connie.williams@melhs.org
618-656-0043
Small Pubs
Gathering of representatives of small public libraries in the Decatur area. Contact:
Donna Cunningham
Athens Municipal Library
athenslibrary@casscomm.com
217-732-8878
Southern Illinois Learning Resources Cooperative (SILRC)
A not-for-profit corporation composed of members representing institutions of higher learning and library systems in the Southern Illinois area. Contact:
Amber Loos
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale)
aburtis@lib.siu.edu
618-453-1448
Southern Illinois Libraries On The Go
Libraries that participate in this consortium that uses Overdrive meet several times during the year. Contact:
Marian Albers
Mascoutah Public Library
Malbers@mascoutah.lib.il.us
618-566-2562
SWAYS
Network of youth services staff in metro-East area, to advocate quality library services for youth and to promote the importance of those services. Contact:
Teri Rankin
O'Fallon Public Library
teri@ofallonlibrary.org
618-632-3783
Think Outside the Barn @ Your Library
Group that works on getting a booth together for the Farm Progress Show. Check them out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrjQCXnmJdI. Contact:
Rachel Miller
Forsyth Public Library
rachelmiller.fpl@gmail.combr /> 217-875-7211
or
Louise Greene
Richland Community College
lgreene@richland.edu
217-875-7211
Video Cooperative Collection Management Group
Group Meeting in the Champaign area to discuss video collections in libraries. Contact:
Tammy Rice
Sheldon Public Library
sheldonpld@yahoo.com
815-429-3521