Public Library Consulting
LCLS Resources for Public Libraries
LCLS Special Interest Groups and Discussion Lists for Public Libraries
This is a general list for members of all types to communicate about a variety of topics. We encourage all members and all staff to sign up for this list. LCLS staff also uses this list to send out announcements.
Resources for Public Libraries
- Non-Resident Card Information for members of LCLS
- Interlibrary Loan and Reciprocal Borrowing information
- Public librarians and trustees are expected to understand Illinois tax revenue, Illinois tax levies and their uses helps explain the various property taxes available to Illinois public libraries.
- The System tracks and analyzes the changes in Equalized Assessed Valuation, tax rates and estimated tax revenue of the public library members. This information is helpful to determine growth, trends and other issues impacting the financial support of libraries. The Tracking Library Tax Revenue tables provide a 15 year history for most LCLS public libraries. Analysis of Tax Revenue provides an overview of the changes impacting libraries.
External Organizations for Public Libraries
The Illinois Library Association (ILA) has been the voice for Illinois libraries and the millions who depend on them. Its membership is made up of public, academic, school, and special libraries as well as librarians, library assistants, trustees, students and library vendors. It is a not-for-profit educational organization with over 3,000 members.