Moving Forward – an update from LCLS
June 13, 2011
LCLS Members Elected to Illinois Heartland Library System Board:
Congratulations to the following LCLS members elected as directors of the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), effective July 1, 2011:
–Special Librarian, Madison County Law Library and Lewis & Clark Library System
–Trustee, Six Mile Regional Library District and Lewis & Clark Library System
–Trustee, Glen Carbon Centennial Library and Lewis & Clark Library System
–Public Librarian, Smithton Public Library District
Thanks to all candidates, voting member libraries for making the first board election process a success! A complete list of IHLS board members will be posted on the CooperationToday web site.
Special LCLS Board Meeting:
The LCLS Board of Directors has announced a special meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th at 4 p.m. Please see the agenda for additional information.
Brook Weber’s last day at LCLS as Circulation Services Supervisor is Friday, June 17th. We wish Brook all good things in her next life adventure!
We are pleased to announce that Linda Petty has accepted the position vacated by Brook, effective June 20th. If you have any questions regarding delivery, feel free to contact Linda at 656.3216, ext. 147, or firstname.lastname@example.org
FY2012 OCLC Fees Announced:
Following a request for proposal process, OCLC was selected by the Illinois State Library (ISL) as the vendor for bibliographic, discovery and interlibrary loan services to Illinois libraries. Pricing information for ILLINET/OCLC services is being distributed by the ISL to member OCLC libraries, with contracts and invoices to follow. Members with questions should contact Suzanne Schriar, Associate Director Library Automation & Technology, ISL: email@example.com, 217/785.1533.
What’s New at WJ-IL: Unlimited Course Enrollment:
Important changes are coming to WebJunction Illinois. Starting July 1 all registered users of WJIL will have access to an unlimited number of free online courses and webinars with the availability of certificates for all learning events. If you want to know how you can take advantage of this wealth of free continuing education read this edition of “What’s New @ WJIL.”
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Digital Divide Grant Recipients:
Congratulations to Cahokia Public Library District and the Mississippi Public Library District (Collinsville and Fairmont City) as recipients of the Digital Divide Grant sponsored by the Illinois State Library to enhance broadband computer access to citizens across Illinois. Recipients will each receive between $10,000 and $26,000. Please see BlogJunction Illinois for further information and the complete list of recipients.
Free Webinars at WJ-IL:
On Tuesday, June 14th, WebJunction will present Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference, a webinar focused on various approaches to streamlining cataloging in today’s libraries. Visit LibraryLearning (L2) for additional information and to register.
The following Tuesday, June 21st, join your colleagues for Foreclosure, and Bad Credit and No Job, Oh My! Designed to provide library staff information on networking with community agencies and firms that assist financially-strapped patrons, the webinar is presented by librarians and others who have formed successful partnerships and programs. Visit LibraryLearning (L2) for additional information and to register.
Did You Know?
The Lewis & Clark Library System will celebrate its 45-year history of accomplishments at the Annual Meeting Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The festivities begin at 3 p.m., with remarks at 3:30 p.m. We hope you can join us. After all, the System would not be here without all of our fabulous members!
Leslie M. Bednar