Illinois Heartland Library System is celebrating 10 years of service

Celebrate 10 Years with Illinois Heartland Library SystemPublished 6/30/2021 11:30 AM CT, Updated 6/30/2021  2:47 PM CT

Illinois Heartland Library System is celebrating 10 years of service 

Join us in this celebration with Facebook giveaways, new events, and special announcements throughout July

In July 2011, four southern/central systems—Lewis & Clark Library System, Lincoln Trails Library System, Rolling Prairie Library System, and Shawnee Library System—merged into one larger multi-type system called Illinois Heartland Library System. For 10 years, IHLS has worked to help member libraries provide exceptional library services to the communities they serve. From delivery services between libraries, to seeking legal advice on state orders, to providing and expanding continuing education opportunities for library staff, we have been here and will continue to be here serving YOU.

To celebrate 10 years of service to our members, we're holding special events, sharing announcements, and holding giveaways throughout the month of July. We hope you'll join us! Read on to learn more.

 

Follow Us on Facebook for Weekly Giveaways

To celebrate 10 years of service to our members, we are holding weekly giveaways throughout the month of July. Starting Monday, July 5, tune in to our Facebook page for trivia related to IHLS, CMC, and SHARE. Participate in these weekly trivia prompts to be entered into a drawing to win a prize. Prizes will be announced with the trivia prompt.

Head to the IHLS Facebook Page ►►

 

Events

July 1 - IHLS Directors' Chat

In this near-weekly chat, library directors and branch leaders across central and southern Illinois join online for this text-based chat. Ask questions and get answers, clarifications, and ideas directly from your library peers and IHLS leaders. Held most Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

July 8 - IHLS Directors' Chat

In this near-weekly chat, library directors and branch leaders across central and southern Illinois join online for this text-based chat. Ask questions and get answers, clarifications, and ideas directly from your library peers and IHLS leaders. Held most Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

July 15 - Members Matter: Grant Writing

Join us 10 a.m. to noon for a special celebratory Members Matter event with a segment on grant writing tips and the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) grants, presented by Mandy Saia and Karen Egan from the Illinois State Library. And, there will be attendance prizes!

July 22 - IHLS Directors' Chat

In this near-weekly chat, library directors and branch leaders across central and southern Illinois join online for this text-based chat. Ask questions and get answers, clarifications, and ideas directly from your library peers and IHLS leaders. Held most Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

July 29 - Exploring Resources to Help Patrons Navigate the Legal System

From 10 to 11:30 a.m., “Explore Resources to Help Patrons Navigate the Legal System” with Brenda Sprague, Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) Coordinator of the Illinois First Judicial Circuit, and other legal professionals will help librarians explore resources that can be used to assist their library's patrons.

 

Thank you for letting IHLS serve you these last 10 years and into the future!