Moving Forward – an update from LCLS
December 17, 2010
LCLS Holiday Schedule:
The Lewis & Clark Library System will be closed the following days, and there will be no delivery service:
- Friday, December 24, 2010
- Monday, December 27, 2010
- Friday, December 31, 2010
- Monday, January 3, 2010
What’s New at WebJunction-IL: Chart Your Course Marketing Toolkit
Want to let job-seekers in your community know what a wealth of resources and services your library has to offer? Use this “Chart Your Course” marketing toolkit recently added to WJIL as a part of the Workforce Resources collection. This succinct and practical information includes tips on setting goals, how to tell your story, reaching out to the community and a wealth of customizable ready-to-use graphics. For more information visit BlogJunction Illinois.
Related URL: http://webjunctionworks.org/il/blog/index.php/2010/12/16/whats-new-wjil-chart-your-course-a-marketing-toolkit-for-your-library/
Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/28m42lw
Book Donations and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch receives many pre-published books for the features writers to write reviews. As a result, the newspaper has many books that they would like to begin dispersing to area libraries. These are hard back, soft back, fiction and non-fiction pre-releases. There are no children’s books. There will be approximately 25 books per box (copy paper boxes with lids).
If your library would like to be the recipient of some of these materials, please contact Maureen Tomczak (MTomczak@post-dispatch.com) for more information.
If you have not visited our vendor discount page lately, we have an updated discount from DEMCO and a new discount from Library Automation Technologies. Find our page at: http://www.lcls.org/services/vendor-discounts/?preview=true&preview_id=1567&preview_nonce=8b01ef092e
Illinois Trustee Forum:
The Illinois Trustee Forum will be offering its annual workshop in two locations in 2011 — February 26 in Lisle and March 26 in Springfield.
The workshops will focus on financial and legal issues facing libraries. Britt Isaly of Ancel Glink will present “Where Did All the Money Go?” and “Personnel Law: What You Don’t Know Will Cost Your Library” in the morning. The afternoon will feature ILA Legislative Consultant Kip Kolkmeier and Library Attorney Phil Lenzini.
For more information on the workshops and a complete schedule, please visit the ILA Web site. Registration includes breakfast, two breaks, lunch and a full day of programming. Discounts are offered when multiple trustees are registered from the same library.
Penny Severns Literacy Grant:
The online Penny Severns Summer Family Literacy Grant Application is now available and is due Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 4 p.m. A webinar grant information session was offered December 8, 2010, and can be viewed at the link provided above.
The Penny Severns Summer Family Literacy Grant is funded with LSTA funds, used in cooperation with local literacy programs to serve low literate and limited English proficient families. For more information, please email Beth Paoli or call her at 217-785-6923.
Upcoming continuing education opportunities at LCLS:
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM), MARC Coding and Matching (AKA Can I Use this Record?). Please register in LibraryLearning (L2) here.
Enjoy your weekend, and if you have considered the pending merger of Illinois Library Systems the map below demonstrates the vast area of library resources that will be united in July, 2011!
Leslie M. Bednar