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Lincoln Trail Calendar for November 19-December 16, 2005:
|November 21||LTLS Board of Directors Meeting, 7 p.m., LTLS|
|November 24||Thanksgiving Day - LTLS Closed|
|November 29||LTLS Technology Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., LTLS|
|December 3||LINC Getting Started, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., LTLS|
|December 3||LINC Basic Circulation, 1:30-5 p.m., LTLS|
|December 8||Library Fund Development, 1-4:30 p.m., LTLS|
|December 12||LTLS Membership Committee Meeting, 7 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:
LTLS Online Book Clubs Upcoming Selections for October 2005 through February 2006
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Congratulations to the following LTLS libraries that were awarded FY2006 LSTA Weed & Feed grants by Secretary of State Jessie White: Champaign Elementary Schools, Kansas Community Memorial Library, Marshall Public Library, Martinsville Unit School District #C-3, Mattoon Middle School, Mattoon Public Library, Paris High School and Mayo Middle School, Tolono Unit 7 School District.
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Free books: The Reference/Archives Department of the Danville Public Library (217-477-5228) will give away the following books on a first-come, first-served basis to interested libraries: Encyclopedia of Associations (3 vol.), the 2004-2005 American Library Directory (2 vol.), 2005 Headquarters USA (2 vol.), the 2004 World Chamber of Commerce Directory, and Patterson’s American Education 2005.
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Apply by December 15 for a 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant to attend ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans in June 2006. The grant will provide funding for registration, travel, lodging, and some incidental expenses. More information is available at http://www.ala.org/ala/nmrt/applyforfunds/3mawardinformation.htm.
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Free drop box: Willow Branch Township Library in Cisco has an outside drop box free for the taking. It measures approximately 25’ x 25’ x 45’ high. Call or fax 217-669-2312 within the next two weeks.
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Lost CDs: Two CDs belonging to Allerton Public Library (Monticello) are missing. They are: Christmas Celebration by Mannheim Steamroller and Lost Christmas Eve by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Please check your shelves (there is a property stamp on the CD itself) and send them back to Allerton Public, c/o Lorrie Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Free Book Offer: Ray Bial, area librarian, photographer, and author, will donate an autographed copy of his book Stopping By to area libraries. This book is a collection of photographs depicting life in rural communities in central Illinois published by the UI Press. Further information about the book is available at http://www.press.uillinois.edu/pre95/0-252-01587-8.html. If your library is interested in receiving a free copy, send an email with the subject "Stopping By" and including your library's name to email@example.com by November 28, 2005.
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LibraryU (http://www.libraryu.org) has recently published a module on "Creating Web Expeditions: Learning Through Internet Exploration" (YSR003). This new module will give librarians and parents ideas on how to make Internet research more fun and ideas for youth services programming. It shows how to develop role-playing scenarios in which students search the Internet to solve a problem or design a product.
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The Parkland Art Gallery and Parkland Library have teamed up to provide a new exhibit space for local artists. Parkland Art Gallery Annex at the Library officially opens on November 18 with “Images of England," an exhibit of works created by students in Don Lake’s advanced watercolor class on the Isle of Wight during the summer of 2005. “Images of England” will be on display until December 13th. An artist's reception, with tea and scones, will be held in the Library on Tuesday, November 22, 12 -1:30 p.m. The Parkland Art Gallery Annex at the Library gives students, faculty, staff, and alumni an opportunity to showcase their art. An informational brochure and application form are available at the Art Gallery, the Library, and online at http://www.parkland.edu/gallery/annex.html.
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ILA President-Elect Tamiye Meehan is looking for ILA committee members. Now is the time to express your interest in an ILA committee appointment. For professional growth and an opportunity to make a difference in ILA operations, consider the following committees: Awards Committee, Best Practices Committee, Cultural and Racial Diversity Committee, ILA Reporter Advisory Committee, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Marketing Committee, Membership Committee, Nominating Committee, and Public Policy Committee. Contact Tamiye Meehan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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The University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, in cooperation with the Office of Continuing Education, has announced a limited number of registration openings in 11 on-campus and 10 online Spring 2006 graduate level credit courses via the Community Credit Academic Outreach Program. Formal admission to the University is not necessary, but a bachelor's degree is required. More information is available at http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/cpd/community-credit.html.
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Illinois libraries are encouraged to provide anecdotal feedback on the E-rate program. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking input on how to improve the E-rate program. Public libraries, library systems, schools, and others that are eligible for the E-rate telecommunications discount program are encouraged to file "Reply Comments" with the FCC. Specific anecdotal information is encouraged. The reply comments should be filed by December 15, 2005. In order to file your comments go to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs. On the right side of the page, select "submit a filing," enter 02-6 (or 05-195) in item #1--Proceeding, fill out the rest of the agency name/address information, select "Reply to Comments" under number 12 - document type, and attach your comments in any format you wish (including pdf).
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Grants for Libraries: The Institute for Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Library. The application deadline is December 15, 2005. Visit http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_bdre.htm. 2006 Technology Grants of $1,500 will be awarded to teachers and library media specialists to purchase technology, training, and services that are not provided by the school district. Visit: http://www.eds.com/about/community/grants/06program.aspx.
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Cataloging Boot Camp 2006 will be held May 22-26, 2006. This event is made possible by an LSTA grant received by the Illinois Online Users Group (IOUG), the Statewide Cataloging Standards Committee, Lewis and Clark Library System, Shawnee Library System, and Rolling Prairie Library System. The grant project hopes to address the increased need for IOUG trainers to teach copy cataloging skills to Illinois librarians, as well as meet the need for IOUG trainers to have standards-based training materials for copy cataloging training. Apply to attend Cataloging Boot Camp by January 13, 2006 (4:30 p.m.). For more information, contact Lynne Fields/Cataloging Boot Camp, Lewis and Clark Library System, 425 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618-656-3216, Ext. 107).
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2006 Coming Up Taller Award Nominations are due January 30, 2006. The award recognizes outstanding after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth, and recipients receive $10,000. The is a program of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For guidelines and a nomination application, visit http://www.cominguptaller.org.
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It’s never too soon to submit nominations for ILA Awards. These awards are a great way to acknowledge the hard work of libraries, colleagues, and staff. Nominations are due on or before May 15, 2006, unless otherwise noted. Winners will be notified in July 2006 and will be recognized at the annual ILA conference. For nomination forms (pg. 55 of the downloadable pdf) and more information about the awards and guidelines, visit http://www.ila.org/membership/awards.htm.
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The College of DuPage is offering “LTA 1101: Introduction to Libraries in the Information Age” in spring 2006. The course may be taken in a traditional classroom setting or online and will cover different types of libraries and the role of the library technical assistant. For more information about this and other programs and how to register, contact Linda Slusar (Phone: 630-942-2597/Email: email@example.com).
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