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Meeting of the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee. This will be an in-person meeting for committee members. Others interested in attending may register at the videoconference locations listed below.The State Library staff would like to extend its sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to review the draft changes to the library system administrative rules during the informal comment period. Many helpful comments were received via the blog and special web site: http://illibrarysystemstandards.wordpress.com/, and State Library staff members have been reviewing the comments very carefully. As we had hoped, the input has been extremely instructive about the issues of greatest concern. We are taking your input very seriously.The blog (now closed for comment) is not the only way that people can comment; it was an informal mechanism to help us understand the issues addressed in the rules. After the revised draft of the rules is sent to the Index Department for publication in the Illinois Register (http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/home.html ), a formal comment period will be open. We will announce the publication and the formal comment period in E-News.As covered earlier in E-News, the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee will be discussing the draft rules at its September 4 meeting. The committee will be asked to endorse a revised draft that takes into account the input that we have received. The revision will include some key changes including, but not limited to, the following:• Dropping the proposed requirement that public libraries participate in statewide reciprocal borrowing. • Clarifying that the library system boards will address parameters for reciprocal borrowing in their annual resource sharing plans and clarify when special service cards for taxed public library patrons can be sold.• Expanding the system standards to explicitly mention continuing education and consulting.• Expanding the library responsibility to evaluate and consider library consortia such as Local Library System Automation Programs, I-Share and OCLC and other shared catalogs.• Clarifying when public libraries could possibly consider service to unserved areas.There will be ample time to examine the role of developmental libraries during the upcoming few years. As in the past, developmental libraries have up to five years to meet or show progress in meeting the requirements for full system membership. Due to the significant amount of interest in the draft library system standards, members of the library community have expressed interest in attending the September 4 meeting of the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee. To accommodate the library community, the meeting will be accessible via videoconferencing at multiple sites statewide. Registration for the meeting is available via L2 at http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=18369. The agenda and other meeting materials will be available on the library’s website several days prior to the meeting at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/about/committees/committees.html. The agenda will include a link to the language in the draft system rules that has been revised based on your input. Members of the public who would like to comment at the ISLAC meeting will be required to follow the Rules for Public Comment as adopted by ISLAC, http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/about/committees/public_participation.html.
This event is sponsored by Illinois State Library.Event listed by: Chicago Public Library System, Dominican University, GSLIS, Continuing Prof Dev, Illinois Heartland Library System, Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois, MAGIC, PrairieCat, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Resource Sharing Alliance, SHARE and SWAN
Last day to cancel registrations is: 9/4/2014
Questions? Please contact Anne Craig.
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