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Current Issues in Librarianship

A Resource Guide Collection for Illinois Libraries

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It can be tough to keep up. These resource guides can help.

It can be tough to keep up with all we need to know about issues that arise in library work, but IHLS is making it a little easier with a series of resource guides on current issues in librarianship. Use the links below or in the menu to explore new and long-standing library topics, as well as to find tool kits and other resources that can help your library provide quality library services. Additional resource guides will be added regularly, as new topics arise. https://www.illinoisheartland.org/news/content/new-notary-laws-effect-illinois


 

Broadband for Libraries

Added October 2023

CARLI, Illinois Heartland Library System, and Reaching Across Libraries System (RAILS) have joined together to build a cohesive statewide library voice related to role of libraries in digital equity and broadband funding. Illinois libraries of all types—public, academic, K-12, and special—cooperatively form a fabric of support and services to school children, adult learners, retirees, college students, and every other type of resident. Let's make sure all these library voices are heard by broadband decision makers.


 

Digital Equity: Grant Funding

Added August 2023

On June 5, 2023, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted administrative rules originating in SB 2664, which greatly impacts the way notaries are commissioned and notarizations are conducted. This law also affects all libraries that provide notary services.


 

New Notary Laws in Effect for Illinois

Added July 2023

On June 5, 2023, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted administrative rules originating in SB 2664, which greatly impacts the way notaries are commissioned and notarizations are conducted. This law also affects all libraries that provide notary services.


 

Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLAW)

Added July 2023

On June 5, 2023, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted administrative rules originating in SB 2664, which greatly impacts the way notaries are commissioned and notarizations are conducted. This law also affects all libraries that provide notary services.

 


 

Illinois House Bill 2789 on Banning Book Banning in Illinois ​​​​​

Added March 2023

On June 5, 2023, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted administrative rules originating in SB 2664, which greatly impacts the way notaries are commissioned and notarizations are conducted. This law also affects all libraries that provide notary services.

Illinois House Bill 2789 on Banning Book Banning in Illinois /news/content/illinois-house-bill-2789-what-we-know-so-far

 

 


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Censorship and Book Challenges in Libraries

Added January 2022

Illinois Heartland Library System supports AISLE in opposing attempts to censor or remove books from school libraries. Read the full statement and find resources on book challenges and intellectual freedom in school and other libraries.

 


 


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