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Fully Remote - Special Project Cataloger, Cataloging Maintenance Center (1 position) - Temporary Full Time

 Illinois Heartland Library System

Are you looking for a fully remote position that will allow you the comforts of working from your home? We are seeking a qualified individual for a special project; this is a temporary full-time position (40 hours a week minimum) that will allow for full-time benefits. The job will begin August 1, 2022, and end June 30, 2023.

Updated 5/26/2022 2:56 PM CT

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Public Libraries: Submit Your Non-Resident Card Program and Fee Status for FY2023


Each year, the Illinois State Library asks trustees of public libraries to determine whether or not their libraries will sell non-resident cards and, if so, what fees will be charged. Illinois Heartland Library System collects and publishes this information for IHLS-member libraries as required by the Illinois State Library. Here's how to submit your library's Non-Resident Program participation status and fee information survey.

Published 6/22/2022 11:55 AM CT

Newspaper Archive -- Unlock and Discover History -- Discount for Illinois Heartland Library System members

World Archives Offers 10% Discount to IHLS-Member Libraries

World Archives specializes in newspaper archiving, microfilming and digitization. They have an extensive global database that their partners in various universities and libraries throughout the world utilize for all different types of research.

They would love to discuss this possibility with you and to learn more about your current collections and any additional library or resource needs you may have. The NewspaperArchive database currently has over 15,600+ different publications ranging from 1607 to present day. All their content is primary-source material, which is digitized directly from microfilm or PDF, so it appears exactly as it did in print -- with the added benefit of being 100% searchable.


Published 6/8/2022 3:58 PM CT

CMC Cataloging Maintenance Center - Statewide Cataloging Support

For seasoned librarians interested in exploring new avenues in metadata, as well as library workers looking to learn the fundamentals of cataloging, the Cataloging Maintenance Center provides cataloging training for library workers across the state of Illinois. Subjects range from the basic to the complex — from cataloging fundamentals to the nuances of metadata across lending item types.

All courses are asynchronous, so students may study each module’s materials as their schedules allow so long as they complete the assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.

Courses are free to all library workers in Illinois thanks to a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Published 5/23/2022 5:02 PM CT

CMC Cataloging Maintenance Center - Statewide Cataloging Support

The Cataloging Maintenance Center provides free cataloging services to system libraries throughout Illinois. We hope, by now, that this is fairly well-known, and we appreciate all the cataloging work we get to do for the many amazing libraries across Illinois. But did you know that one of the services the CMC provides is metadata cataloging services? If you have any digital collections, like digital photographs, documents, and video or audio recordings, and you need help cataloging them or would like your collection uploaded into the Illinois Digital Archive (run by the Illinois State Library), then we have a dedicated metadata cataloger on staff who is eager to work with you, Katy Egts. Right now, Katy...

Published 5/17/2022 2:14 PM CT


Congratulations to the newly elected members of the IHLS Board of Directors! Election results are pending board certification at the May 24 board meeting. 

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