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(via Suzanne Schriar, Illinois State Library)

A webinar about how to better serve individuals on the autism spectrum will be held on Wednesday, September 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM CST. Staff from the Targeting Autism program at the State Library will conduct the live webinar. This session will cover topics including what autism is, why it is important for librarians and literacy providers to know about autism and how to create an inclusive learning environment.

The online webinar will be delivered using Adobe Connect Pro. To join, go here 10 minutes prior to the webinar. Enter as a Guest and sign in with your name and your agency’s name. Be sure to test your connections prior to the webinar as directed by Adobe Connect. You will be able to listen through headphones or speakers and type in your questions. If you are unable to attend the live session, this webinar will be recorded and posted to the State Library’s website.

For more information, contact Suzanne Schriar at 217-785-1533 or Mary Pelich at 217-782-0974.

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(via Vandella Brown, Illinois State Library)

A one hour webinar to assist public libraries in completing a successful Project Next Generation (PNG) Grant proposal is scheduled for next Thursday, March 9, starting at 2:30 p.m. The purpose of this webinar is to provide information about the PNG grant application requirements. Vandella Brown, Diversity Program Manager, and Karen Egan, LSTA Grants Consultant, will explain the PNG grant requirements including public library requirements and the Illinois Veterans History Project component. Registration for the webinar must be done through L2. The PNG Grant application webpage provides additional details for assessing, viewing and grant writing instructions: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/grants/png.html.

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(via Amanda Musacchio, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Thank you to those who have completed the certification process! To those who have not, please be sure to do so by Friday, March 31. The certification process is quick and easy, and I am happy to help if you have any questions.

All RAILS Libraries Must Complete ILL Traffic Survey and Online Library Certification 

All RAILS libraries must complete the annual online certification form on the Illinois State Library’s certification website, to confirm that they are meeting system membership requirements. Before completing the form, all libraries are required to complete the annual Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Traffic Survey that covers July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.

Every RAILS library must complete the ILL survey and certification form by Friday, March 31, to remain eligible for system services such as delivery, continuing education, grant projects, and other programs. Click here for more information.. If you have any questions, contact the RAILS Certification Team, at certification@railslibraries.info or (630) 734-5160.

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Delnor Hospital Medical Library Receives Illinois State Grant

Paula Olson, librarian at Cadence Health Delnor Hospital has received a $5,000.00 grant from the Illinois State Library. The grant is part of the “Back To Books” program sponsored by the State Library. Paula says this grant will enable her to bring her library collection up-to-date along with discount programs offered by medical book vendors. Congratulations to Paula for her initiative in finding ways to improve her library even in these difficult financial times for health care.

Delnor Hospital is in Geneva, Illinois.

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