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Lincoln Trail Calendar for September 17-October 14, 2005:
|September 17||LINC Getting Started, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., LTLS|
|September 17||LINC Basic Circulation, 1:30-5 p.m., LTLS|
|September 19||LTLS Board of Directors Meeting, 7 p.m., LTLS|
Searching with FirstSearch, 1-4 p.m.
LINC Directors Group, 1:30 p.m., LTLS
LINC WebReporter, 9:30-11:30 a.m., LTLS
|October 5||FirstSearch Administration, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., LTLS|
OCLC Interlibrary Loan, 1-4 p.m., LTLS
Columbus Day - LTLS Closed
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Visit the LTLS web site to see the following new information:
LTLS Online Book Clubs Upcoming Selections for September through December
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To commemorate the establishment of systems 40 years ago and to recognize what has been accomplished, the Illinois Library Systems are asking for stories about how library systems have made a difference in the Illinois library landscape. Please go to http://www.illinois library systems.info/cgi-bin/40stories/stories.cgi to submit your stories.
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The deadline for subscribing to CLaSS and being entered in a drawing for $50 off of your subscription cost is Wednesday, September 21. The final deadline for subscribing is October 21. To subscribe, visit http://www.lincolntrail.info/cesubscriptionform.html. Simply print the order form, circle the appropriate staffing level at which you should be billed, indicate if you want CLaSS or CLaSS+ (this includes all LINC training), and send your form along with payment. If payment cannot be included with your form, please indicate how payment will be made. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hurricane Help for Schools: The Department of Education has set up a web page where schools that have added students displaced due to Hurricane Katrina can list items that they need. If you, your library, or school would like to help out, please see http://www.ed.gov/news/hurricane/index.html.
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The Illinois Library Association has again applied for an LSTA grant from the Illinois State Library to provide IREAD Resource Guides. This grant, if approved, will enable the free distribution of one 2006 IREAD Resource Guide, one Interactive CD-ROM, and one banner to every public library in the state. If a library is interested in receiving a Resource Guide or banner, simply mark the quantity desired. If ILA receives the grant, the Resource Guide, the CD-ROM, and banner will be sent free of charge. If ILA does not receive the grant, the library will be invoiced as appropriate. The IREAD catalogs will be available soon.
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Free books: Danville Public Library’s Reference/Archive Department has a number of books to give away on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 217-477-5228 for more information.
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A Community Job Fair will be held Thursday, October 13, from 6-8 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center. The Illinois Employment Training Center is offering workshops on preparing a resume, interviewing, and completing job applications on October 11 and 12. Contact Eileen Morris at 217-278-5700, Ext. 220.
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The Reading Group will hold its 6th annual Evening of Art Chair Auction at Pages for All Ages bookstore in Savoy on October 6 at 7 p.m. The items to be auctioned include hand painted chairs inspired by popular fairy tales. All proceeds will benefit the children’s scholarship fund.
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The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is assembling Comfort Kits for children who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Each kit will contain two books, one flashlight, one toothbrush and toothpaste set, and one new toy or stuffed animal. To see how you can help with books and toys, go to http://scbwi.org/katrinahelp.htm.
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As part of its We the People initiative, the National Endowment for the Humanities is collaborating with the American Library Association to present the We the People Bookshelf, a program that encourages young people to read classic books and explore themes in American history, culture, and ideas. School (K-12) and public libraries are invited to apply for fifteen thematically related books that embody the theme of "Becoming American." Apply by January 17, 2006. For more information, go to http://www.ala.org/wethepeople.
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Best selling sociologist and Decatur native James W. Loewen will discuss his latest work Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of Racism in America at the Decatur Public Library on Saturday, September 17, at 2:00 p.m. The event is cosponsored by Decatur Public Library, DOVE and Decatur Coming Together. A book signing will follow the program. For more information, please contact Sandi Pointon at 217-421-9771 or email@example.com.
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LTLS has a Lewis & Clark in the Illinois Country Reading and Discussion Kit to give to a member library. The Lewis and Clark Library System received a grant from the Illinois State Library to produce eleven Lewis & Clark Reading and discussion kits. Each kit is contained in a rolling duffel bag that includes 21 copies of the book; a DVD and video recording of the book's author, Robert Hadley, presenting an overview of his research and Lewis' & Clark's preparation for their expedition; two laminated copies of a map of the expedition, along with 50 consumable copies of the map; and 10 copies of the Resource Guide. Each Illinois Library System is receiving one kit to keep as part of its collection or to place in a member library. LTLS has determined that it would be best for this kit to be housed in a member library collection. If you are interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The kit will be given to the first library that responds.
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For those of who are looking for ideas and reviews on Graphic Novels, check out Comics 4 Libraries, http://wiki.tangognat.com/. This is a Wiki for librarians that collect reviews about comics and graphic novels. Comics 4 Libraries evaluates some of the material, but there are also reviews from Time, New York Times, iComics, and Comics Worth Reading. Like any Wiki, readers are encouraged to share their own opinions by adding to the content.
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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 email@example.com.
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