Moving Forward – an update from LCLS
April 6, 2011
End of School Year Delivery Dates:
As the school year progresses, we would like to share significant dates regarding LCLS Courier Services:
May 6th – Last day for school requests
May 20th – Last day for school drop-off
May 27th – Last day for school pick-up
If you have any questions, please contact Brook Weber, LCLS Circulation Services Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 618/656.3216, x112.
Transition Board meeting:
The Illinois Heartland Library System Transition Board of Directors meets Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 6 p.m. at the Effingham Hilton Garden Inn. Agenda and supporting documentation will be posted on CooperationToday.org. LCLS representatives on the Board are:
–Linda McDonnell, Six Mile Regional Library District
–JoAnn Nabe, Edwardsville Public Library
–Diane Steele, Wood River Public Library
Meetings will be held in person (location TBA), or by videoconference at each of the southern Illinois System headquarters. Additional meetings are set for:
- Monday, April 25, 2011, 6 p.m.
- Monday, May 9, 2011, 6 p.m.
- Thursday, May 26, 2011, 6 p.m.
- Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6 p.m.
- Thursday, June 30, 2011, 6 p.m.
Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) planning:
The next planning panel meeting is set for Friday, April 8, 2011, from 10 AM – 4 PM, at the Effingham Knights of Columbus. Agenda items will include resource sharing, and the FY12 plan of service and supporting budget.
We strongly encourage your participation at these meetings as decisions are being made which impact our ability to help our members serve their patrons. The planning panel genuinely appreciates the feedback from audience members, and considers the input provided at meetings. If you would like to carpool to the meeting, please contact Julia Pernicka (email@example.com) or Leslie Bednar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Comments requested on the IHLS Resource Sharing Plan:
Please take a few minutes to review and consider the proposed IHLS Resource Sharing Plan. The final draft reflects input from several planning panel meetings and also from members. It is scheduled for further discussion at the April 8, 2011, planning panel meeting. Feel welcome to add your comments on CooperationToday.
Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries:
Library advocacy is quite effective when you have data to support your cause. Consider joining your colleagues across the state Wednesday, April 13th for Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Your Library. We hope you find a single day dedicated to collecting stories and photos of patrons (along with a myriad of usage statistics) to be quite helpful when you make your case for continued (and increased) library funding with state lawmakers and other decision makers in your community.
What’s New at WJIL: Project Compass Workshops:
Libraries are playing a leading role in developing the workforce of the 21st century. Project Compass is a nationwide effort to support public libraries as they strive to meet the urgent and growing needs of the unemployed and underemployed.
Project Compass Workshops are scheduled throughout the State to help public library staff increase their knowledge of available resources and handle the service needs of unemployed and job-seeking patrons. In an economy where more must be done with less, these workshops will also address how libraries can utilize existing resources and partnerships.
The goal of Project Compass is to support the workforce recovery efforts of libraries, particularly in counties with high unemployment. The program will introduce library staff to programs and services which they can deliver to job-seekers in their communities. Workshops are free of charge to eligible participants.
Following is the list of workshops already scheduled:
- Peoria Heights Public Library, April 1
- Danville Public Library, May 6
- LaSalle Public Library, May 13
- Bourbonnais Public Library, May 18
- Cherry Valley Public Library District, May 20
- Lewis and Clark Library System, Edwardsville, June 3
- Bensenville Public Library, June 10
- Taylorville Public Library, June 20
- Carthage, Carl Sandburg College, July 13
For additional information on these workshops and participant eligibility please send an email to Bill Erbes at email@example.com.
Upcoming continuing education opportunities at LCLS:
- Thursday, April 7, 2011 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM), GateNet Circulation I: The Circulation Desk and Patron Records. Please register in LibraryLearning (L2) here.
- Thursday, April 7, 2011 (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM), GateNet Circulation II: The Search Holds Mode and Paging List. Please register in LibraryLearning (L2) here.
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM), GateNet Catalogers Meeting. Please register in LibraryLearning (L2) here.
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011 (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM), GateNet Catalogers Problem-Solving Session. Please register in LibraryLearning (L2) here.
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011 (9:30 AM – 11:30 AM), GateNet Users Forum. Please register in LibraryLearning (L2) here.
- Thursday, April 21, 2011 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM), MARC Coding and Matching (AKA Can I Use this Record?). Please register in LibraryLearning (L2) here.
Did You Know?
When the Lewis & Clark Library System was established 45 years ago, it had just six member libraries—all public libraries? Today the System serves 133 member libraries—8 academic, 55 public, 61 schools and 9 special libraries!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Leslie M. Bednar