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Welcome to the Shawnee Library System

Please visit us at the IHLS Website

We are now the Illinois Heartland Library System. Please update your bookmarks.

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Transition Board will meet June 9, 2011.

This meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Effingham at 6:00 p.m.

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Illinois Heartland Library System Transition Board

The next meeting of the Transition Board for the newly formed Illinois Heartland Library System will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011 at Hilton Garden Inn in Effingham, IL

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April 25, 2011 Transitional Board Meeting

A meeting of the Illinois Heartland Library System will be held on April 25, 2011. The meeting will be held through videoconferencing equipment and the Shawnee Library System is a site. Please remember that this is an Open Meeting and all are welcome to attend. To view the agenda...

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Changes for Talking Books

Please note that the Illinois Network of Talking Book and Braille Libraries has undergone many changes in recent months.

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Illinois Heartland Library System Activities

It will be a busy week in terms of planning for the Illinois Heartland Library System. The transition board will meet on Thursday evening and the Planning Panel will meet on Friday. Both meetings will take place in Effingham. The agendas for both meetings are included with this posting.

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March Meeting

The Southern Systems Planning Panel will meet on March 23, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Effingham.

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Member Input Needed!

Members of the four southern systems are strongly encouraged to look over the documents posted this morning on Cooperation Today

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Register now for the 10th Annual Information Literacy Summit!

This year’s theme, “Inspiring Creativity,” asks us to connect creativity with the role of libraries, librarians, and information literacy.

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Library Advocacy--Talking Points

The following document is designed to be used as a guide to talking points when you visit your legislators next week. This was prepared by Sarah Long and her team at the North Suburban Library System.

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ILLINET Resource Sharing Policy Directory

It is very important for every ILLINET member library to add their resource sharing policies to the policy directory in L2. Click "Read More" below to see instructions for adding/updating resource sharing policies for your library. Thank you to Kate Boyle, Resource Sharing Manager at Metropolitan Library System for providing these instructions!

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Public Library District Handbook

Thanks to the Lewis and Clark Library System for authoring, updating and sharing the newly revised Public Library District Handbook. The handbook was created to assist Librarians and Boards of Trustees who are considering becoming a public library district and for those who have just became a public library district.

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New FOIA and Open Meetings Act Requirements

All public library directors need to be aware of revisions to the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act requirements that are slated to take effect in January 2010. Attorney Philip Lenzini has authored an article that was published in the December 2009 issue of the ILA Reporter and information is also available on WebJunction Illinois in the Administrative Ready Reference section.

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Wi-Fi Libraries in Southern Illinois

Wi-Fi Libraries in Southern Illinois

Take a look at all the libraries in the Shawnee Library System that now have free public Wi-Fi at their library. Libraries that offer free access to the Internet from their libraries offer an invaluable resource to their communities.

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