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Lincoln Trail Calendar for February 18-March 10, 2006:
|February 20||LTLS Technology Committee, 5:30 p.m., LTLS|
|February 20||LTLS Board of Directors Meeting, 7 p.m., LTLS (Changed from February 27)|
|February 22||LTLS Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 4 p.m., LTLS|
|February 23||Technology Update with a Focus on Communications, 1-4 p.m., LTLS|
|March 1||Illinois Library Day, Springfield|
|March 3||Searching with FirstSearch, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., LTLS|
|March 7||Providing Reference Via Instant Messaging, 1-3 p.m., LTLS|
|March 9||FirstSearch Administration, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., LTLS|
|March 9||OCLC Interlibrary Loan, 1-4 p.m., LTLS|
|March 10||Annual IREAD Virtual Showcase: Voyage to Book Island, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., LTLS|
Register online for the continuing education and training events listed above at http://dot.lincolntrail.info:591/OnlineReg/onlinereg.htm. If you cannot locate or do not have a login and password, please send an email to Donna Schaal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you may register at email@example.com.
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Visit the LTLS web site to see the following new information:
Diversity Web Site (Funded by an LSTA grant):
LTLS Online Book Clubs Upcoming Selections for January through April 2006
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State Budget Cuts for Library Systems and the State Library: On February 15, 2006, Gov. Blagojevich gave his budget message, and the state budget for FY 07 was released. That budget includes a reduction of $510,500 for Illinois Regional Library Systems and a 5% reduction for the Illinois State Library, or about $500,000. For LTLS, this budget reduction totals approximately $23,000, which is about the cost of gas for the delivery service at LTLS. You may want to let your state legislators and Secretary of State/State Librarian Jesse White know about this reduced funding request and how it affects library service. If you need telephone numbers, consult ILA Cap Wiz at http://capwiz.com/ila/state/main/?state=IL. The Illinois State Budget can be found at http://www.state.il.us/budget/FY07%20Budget%20Book.pdf. 2007 Budget details for the Secretary of State's office are on pages 365-369.
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A helpful library grants blog that posts timely information about grants for libraries is located at http://www.librarygrants.blogspot.com/.
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Free: Lincoln Trail Libraries System has two copies of Oprah's Book Club selection, Night by Elie Wiesel. LTLS members may contact Helen Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Free: Chrisman Public Library has extra copies of several new books to share. Contact the library for a complete list at email@example.com.
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The Department of Education is accepting applications for the 2006 Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program. Application information is available at: http://www.ed.gov/programs/lsl/applicant.html. Eligible applicants include local educational agencies (LEAs) in which at least 20 percent of the students served are from families with incomes below the poverty line based on the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Information on the poverty level in each district can be found at http://www.ed.gov/programs/lsl/eligibility.html. Approximately $19 million will be available for funding, and an estimated 100 grants will be awarded under this competition. Applications must be submitted electronically, and the deadline for applications is April 11, 2006.
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The Library Sustainability Project, funded through a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is a partnership involving the Illinois State Library, OCLC, WebJunction, and Lincoln Trail Libraries System. A series of workshops are being held throughout Illinois where staff from eligible libraries will gather with experts to discuss strategies for sustaining public access computing in libraries. A workshop is scheduled at LTLS on Thursday, March 16, 2006. Invitations are being sent to eligible libraries. Each library represented at one of the workshops will be able to take advantage of the incentive provided through this Gates funded activity. Contact Andrew Bullen at the State Library at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now accepting applicants for its Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Digital Libraries program. Five one-year, non-renewable fellowships will be available to CAS and master's degree students wishing to focus on digital libraries in the 2006-2007 academic year. For more information, go to http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/cas-dl.html; for information about digital projects of the University Library, go to http://www.library.uiuc.edu/digproj/digprojt.html. For questions regarding the degree programs and fellowships, contact Assistant Professor Jerome McDonough at email@example.com.
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The Youth Literature Interest Group will host their second annual Gryphon Lecture with Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop on Thursday, February 23, 2006, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the University of Illinois Library and Information Science Building, Room 126. Her talk is titled "Stony the Road We Trod: African American Children's Literature, Stories of a People's Journey." A reception will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by The Center for Children's Books at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science; The Trowbridge Office for American Literature, Culture, and Society; The Center for Advanced Study; College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. (http://ccb.lis.uiuc.edu/)
For more information, circle item number and return with your name and library to Administration Department, Lincoln Trail Libraries System, or request via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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