|Volume 12, Number 09||June 8, 2001|
|June 12||Rebecca Caudill Young Readerís Award:
Packet Creation Workshop, Helen Matthes Library/Effingham, 8:30 a.m. to
|June 12||OCLC/ILL, RPLS, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
|June 13||Basic DRA Cataloging, Lincoln Library/Springfield,
9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and Intermediate DRA Cataloging, Lincoln Library/Springfield,
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
|June 13||RPLS Board Meeting, RPLS, 2:00 p.m.
|June 21||First Search, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
and OCLC/ILL, RPLS, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m
|June 21||Library District Census Information V-Tel
Meeting, RPLS, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
|June 26||VIC/IO, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and,
Circulation Basics, RPLS, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
|June 26||RPLS Orientation, RPLS, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
|June 27||Basic DRA Cataloging, Lincoln Library/Springfield,
9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and Intermediate DRA Cataloging, Lincoln Library/Springfield,
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
|July 12||Circulation Basics, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30
a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
|July 25||Basic DRA Cataloging, RPLS, 9:00 to 11:30
a.m. and Intermediate DRA Cataloging, RPLS, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
|July 26||OCLC/ILL, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
|July 31||Circulation Basics, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30
a.m. and VIC/IO, RPLS, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
WORKSHOPS AT RPLS: The workshop "Library District Census Information"
is a V-Tel presentation on how to determine correct population figures
for library districts using the legal service boundaries. District
library directors need to attend this workshop to get the correct population
figures for their per capita grant and Annual Report. The workshop
is June 21 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at RPLS. Register with Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 429-2586.
"RPLS Orientation" is a workshop that will provide an opportunity for new staff members of libraries to meet one another and to familiarize new library staff members, school administrators, and public library trustees with the services and operations of the Rolling Prairie Library System. The workshop is June 26 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at RPLS. Register with Angela at email@example.com or call 429-2586.
If you would like to register for any of
these events please contact Angela at
|01-207||CORRECTION: In the last Prairie
News in the article 01-196 LOCAL RECORDS ACT CHANGES: The e-mail
address was incorrect. The correct e-mail address for Mark Sorensen
|01-208||DEADLINE NOTICE: LSTA grants are
due at the Illinois State Library by 4:00 p.m. on June 29.
Pubic Per Capita must be postmarked to the Illinois State Library by July 13.
ILL loan statistics for public libraries is due at the Library Research Center on Aug. 1.
CE compliance forms are due to RPLS by July 15.
|01-209||CE COMPLIANCE: This is a reminder
that all libraries must return a CE Compliance form this year.
You can find the form on the RPLS web site at the following address: http://www.rpls.ws/procmanual/ce_compliance.htm.
Each library is required to have one person attend one CE event in the
year from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001. If you have any questions,
please call Bev Obert at 429-2586.
|01-210||RPLS AWARDS: Did you know
that there are four different awards given to RPLS librarians and libraries?
Information about these awards and the applications for submitting a nomination
can be found on the RPLS web page at: http://www.rpls.ws/rpls_awards.htm.
Check out these awards and write up a nomination. The deadline for
submission of a nomination is August 31, 2001. The awards will be
announced and given at the Annual Membership meeting to be held on October
|01-211||LIGHTING THE FIRE GRANT CONSULTANT:
to everyone that turned a Lighting the Fire grant (remember, the deadline
is Friday, June 8, 2001!). The proposals look great so far, and the
Lighting the Fire Committee is looking forward to reviewing the grants
on June 11th and 12th. Notification of grant awards will be made
by RPLS by June 30, 2001.
After grants are awarded, grantees will
be contacted by the RPLS Lighting the Fire Grant Consultant, Stephanie
Edwards. Stephanie has been contracted to help libraries with their
Lighting the Fire grants and to report on grant activities to RPLS.
Many of you may know Stephanie as the Director of the Weldon Public Library
District. RPLS is pleased to have Stephanie as a part of this project!
|01-212||FAQ's AND INFORMATION LINKS FOR ANNUAL
REPORTS AND PER CAPITA GRANTS: Those of you who must fill out these
reports and grants will want to check out the following links. These
are frequently asked questions and information to help you complete your
For annual reports click on this link: http://www.rpls.ws/faq_annual_report.htm
For per capita grants use this link: http://www.rpls.ws/public_library_per_capita_grant_2002_faq.htm
|01-213||FRIENDS OF LINCOLN LIBRARY BOOK SALE:
The Friends of Lincoln Library, Springfield's Public Library,
will hold their annual summer book sale on Friday, June 15, from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m. and on Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. outside
the Main Library, 326 S. 7th St. Thousands of books for both adults and
children will be priced from one dollar to 25 cents. Limited quantities
of compact discs and record albums will also be available. Proceeds from
the sale support a variety of library programs and services. Contact:
Corrine Frisch for more information, 753-4900 ext 226
|01-214||ALA LIVE @ YOUR LIBRARY PROGRAM:
The American Library Association LIVE! @ your library program gives libraries
an opportunity to apply for grants, to present theme-based cultural programs
for adult and family audiences. The programs should explore important issues
and ideas, featuring live appearances by literary, visual, and performing
artists. For more information see www.ala.org/publicprograms.
|01-215||PENNY SEVERENS SUMMER READING ENRICHMENT
GRANT: Congratulations to the RPLS libraries that received the Penny
Severns Summer Reading Enrichment grant! The Penny Severns grants provide
reading instruction and experiential activities for low literate families
during the summer. These educational experiences are a natural tie-in to
the summer reading programs offered at many libraries. Both the Penny Severns
projects and the summer reading programs help families participate in valuable
learning experiences during the summer time when adults and children are
away from school.
The following RPLS libraries received the
grant: Lawrence Education Center and Lincoln Land Community College.
|01-216||PREVAILING WAGE RATE: Each
June public libraries adopt a resolution about the Prevailing Wage Rate.
In December the Department of Labor sent out a mailing saying that they
were no longer going to send out the wage rates. Libraries and other
pubic bodies that must adopt the Prevailing Wage Rate were told to access
the rates through the IL. Department of Labor web page. The address
for that web site is: http://www.state.il.us/agency/idol/
Once there click on the line that says "Prevailing Wage Rates", select
June 2001 and print out the rates for your county (ies).
|01-217||MORE CIPA INFORMATION: After extensive
negotiation with the government lawyers, counsel for the plaintiffs in
both cases have secured an agreement which protects libraries against CIPA's
censorship mandates while the lawsuit proceeds. Specifically, the government
has agreed to the following:
- Libraries that receive the e-rate need not make any final decision about whether to install blocking programs or decline the e-rate before July 1, 2002.
- Libraries may receive the e-rate during Year 4 (7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002) even if they ultimately decide to decline the funds in Year 5 (7/1/2002 - 6/30/2003) rather than comply with CIPA.
- Libraries that want the e-rate during Year 4 should now submit the certification on October 28, 2001 that they are "undertaking such actions . . . to comply with the requirements of CIPA for the next funding year."
- The government has interpreted the certification language to allow libraries "to evaluate its options under CIPA during Year 4, but decide not to participate in the universal service program in Year 5 (2002-03) by not applying for further funding."
- During Year 4, libraries that receive the e-rate must begin a discussion about whether or not they would ultimately install blocking programs should CIPA be upheld. That discussion can coincide with the separate obligations under CIPA to hold public hearings and develop an Internet safety policy. (The lawsuits do not challenge those obligations.)
- Just as a reminder, the government had previously clarified that CIPA's certification requirements will only attach to LSTA funds awarded after October 1, 2002. Thus, no certification for LSTA recipients will be required until the 2002 deadline for LSTA applications.
- Given the agreement above, all libraries
that were previously planning to apply for the e-rate in Year 4 may submit
the certification regardless of your ultimate final decision about whether
to install blocking programs or decline the e-rate in Year 5. Libraries
that do not submit the certification in Year 4 will not be able to recoup
the discount even if we ultimately win the lawsuit.
|01-218||NATIONAL ACADEMIC LIBRARY STATISTICS:
NCES has just released "The Status of Academic Libraries in the United
States: Results from the 1996 Academic Library Survey with Historical Comparisons."
This report presents a description of the status of academic libraries
in 1996, a time of rapid technology-related change and increased introduction
to electronic services. This report also presents detailed tabulations
for 1996 and historical comparisons since 1990. To download, view and print
the report as a pdf file, please visit: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2001301
|01-219||PUBLIC LIBRARY SPECIAL OFFER:
Facts On File, Inc. is pleased to introduce you to our exciting new on-line
databases. These include our "Curriculum Resource Center", "Science
Online Database", Encyclopedic databases, and many more. To view,
and register for a one month trial of any of our special databases please
go to: www.fofweb.com
We are currently offering special discounted
prices for the Rolling Prairie Library System's Public Libraries.
This special offer will expire July 30th, 2001. Prices are determined
by the number of card holders a library currently has. Please contact
Angela if you would like a list of prices (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The prices reflect a significant 15% discount off our standard pricing.
Please contact Leslie Zwerling if you need further information or would
like to set up a trial. Leslie can be reached at 1-800-322-8755 x.
342 or Lzwerling@factsonfile.com.
|01-220||REVOKED CARDS: Please revoke card
numbers: 21202003071864, 21202003061741, 21202003058309, 21202003059919,
21202003021315, 21202003027833, 21202002607510, 21202002299432, 21202002818232,
21202002783550, 21202002959721, 21202003023931, 21202002606488, 21202003060875,
212022061742, 212023071153, 212023068027, 212023068183, 212023071930, 212022911045
for the Decatur Public Library.
|01-221||ITEMS FOR SALE: The River Valley
Library, 214 S. Main St. Port Bryon, IL, has three large dome shaped lights
that were purchased for our building, but are too large. They have never
been hung. They are a VISA brand light #CP3182. The dimensions
are: width - 36" and height - 42". they have a 4" brass plated rims with
chain stem detail. We paid $1309 new and have the original invoice.
We will sell them CHEAP!! They are beautiful lights but are too big for
our library. We also have a newspaper rack from Highsmith that hold
10 newspapers on wooden sticks and has a bottom shelf for storage.
It is oak veneer. We bought it three years ago and it is in excellent
condition. We paid $500 new and will sell for $100 or best offer.
It is still sold in Highsmith catalog. Item #L21-68325 if you want to see
a picture of it. Please call 309-523-3440 and speak to Lisa if interested
in these items.
|01-222||GIVEAWAYS: The IDOT Library has
one set of the 1998 Illinois Compiled Statutes to give away. Call Gisela
Motzkus at 217-782-6680 or email: MotzkusGH@nt.dot.state.il.us.
|01-223||CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: The job notices
printed in the Prairie News are either submitted to the newsletter editor
or taken from a variety of different librarian placement Web pages like
the American Library Association and the Illinois Library Association.
HEAD LIBRARIAN, NEOGA DISTRICT LIBRARY, NEOGA, IL: Head librarian position available at Neoga District Library beginning July 24th. Previous library experience preferred. Hours are flexible. Minimum of 20 hours plus per week. Salary range $9-11 per hour. Send resume by June 30th to: Marian Lindley Library Board President P.O. Box 207 Neoga, IL 62447. Any questions call: Marian Lindley 217-895-3937 or Betty Albin: 217-895-2306.
CONSULTANT, ROLLING PRAIRIE LIBRARY SYSTEM, DECATUR, IL: Rolling Prairie Library System in Decatur, IL, a multi-type library system serving 277 libraries in central Illinois, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Consultant. The Consultant will be responsible for administering the system's Continuing Education and Distance Learning programs, editing the system newsletters, and coordinating system marketing and publicity efforts. The Consultant will also assist in providing general information to our member libraries as part of a consulting team. Requirements include an M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program. Knowledge of computer technology highly desirable. Starting Salary: $34,000.00 plus excellent fringe benefits. Submit letter of application and resume to Paul Johnson, Assistant Executive Director, Rolling Prairie Library System, 345 W. Eldorado St. Decatur IL 62522. Preference will be given to applications received prior to July 24, 2001. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
LIBRARIANS, CLINTON SCHOOL DISTRICT,
CLINTON IL: has two openings for school librarians for the 2001-02
school year. One position is to cover two primary buildings K-2 and one
for two intermediate buildings 3-5. If interested, send letter of application
or call by June 15. Principal John Smith, Washington School, 411
N. Mulberry St., Clinton, IL 61727 or call 217/935-6383.
NEWS SUBMISSIONS: The Prairie News is a biweekly publication of RPLS.
Notices, meetings, giveaways, career opportunities and other news items
of interest to the membership may be submitted. Items will be edited
to fit the space requirements of the newsletter. The next issue of
the Prairie News will be Friday, June 22, 2001. All submissions should
arrive before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, for inclusion in the newsletter.
You may fax submissions to (217) 428-1852, or e-mail them to Amanda Standerfer
at email@example.com or Angela
Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.