|Volume 13, Number 9||April 26, 2002|
|April 26||Recruitment @ your library, ALA National Town Hall Meeting, RPLS, 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.|
|April 27||Trustee Spring Tune-Up, RPLS and Shelbyville Public Library, 10:00 to noon.|
|May 8||OCLC ILL Microenhancer for Windows, RPLS,9:00 to noon.|
|May 14||DRA Circulation 1, RPLS,1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Full)|
|May 15||DRA Cataloging 4, RPLS, 8:00 to noon (1 opening)|
|May 15||DRA Cataloging 3, RPLS, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Full)|
|May 16||DRA Cataloging 4, RPLS, 8:00 to noon (Full)|
|May 16||DRA Cataloging 4, RPLS, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (1 opening)|
|May 17||DRA Cataloging 4, Lincoln Library, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Full)|
|May 27||RPLS closed for Memorial Day.|
|May 28||GASB STATEMENT #34: An Overview of the New Standard, RPLS, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
|May 30||lPLAR and Per Capita Grant Work Session, RPLS, 9:00 to Noon.|
|June 13||Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award Packet Creation Workshop , Helen Matthes Library, Effingham, 9:00 to 3:30 p.m.|
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT RPLS: You may register for any of these events on-line at
http://www.rpls.ws/education.asp or contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
for training events and Angela at
email@example.com for continuing education events.
Recruitment @ your library: ALA National Town Hall Meeting, is a national satellite session on April 26th at RPLs from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. The Recruitment @ your library program begins with the premise that the most valuable asset in your library is its staff. This two-hour inaugural broadcast will introduce you to the salient issues your library will address over the next decade: the looming staff shortage, the building of a diverse staff and educational opportunities for staff growth.
TRUSTEE SPRING TUNE-UP: Open Meetings Act & Running a Meeting on Saturday, April 27, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Rolling Prairie Library System - Distance Learning Room. Library Trustees. Are you a new trustee with questions about the Open Meetings Act? Do you want to run a more effective meeting? IF you can answer YES to one of these questions then the following workshop is for you. Presenters include: Gerard E. Dempsey and Janet N Petsche (Klein Thorpe & Jenkins) on the open meetings act and the Adams county case impact. Susan Lucco, Director LCLS, speaking on conducting a meeting well Mike Ragen Deputy Director, ISL speaking on the status of the non resident card issue.
OCLC ILL Microenhancer for Windows: This workshop introduces the basic features of the OCLC Interlibrary Loan Microenhancer for Windows including automatic updating and batch processing of interlibrary loan records and it impact on time and cost savings. This workshop is being held via V-tel at RPLS on May 8, 2002, 9:00 to noon.
DRA Circulation 1, will be offered May 14th at RPLS from, 1:00 to 5;00 p.m. Introduction to the DRA Circulation, Borrower and Bibliographic services, including policies and procedures for creating and maintaining patron records, checking out books, placing holds, etc. Please contact Diane if you wish to be added to the waiting list or you have any questions about the course. Instructor: Diane Kovacs Register online for this class at http://www.kovacs.com/rpls/rplsregister.html. You may also e-mail Diane Kovacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 1-(877)408-5812. Qualifies for 4 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification.
DRA Cataloging 3, will be offered 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on May 15th at RPLS, and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on May 15th at RPLS. Please contact Diane if you wish to be added to the waiting list or you have any questions about the course. Instructor: Diane Kovacs Register online for this class at http://www.kovacs.com/rpls/rplsregister.html. You may also e-mail Diane Kovacs at email@example.com or telephone at 1-(877)408-5812. Qualifies for 4 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification.
DRA Cataloging 4, will be offered 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1;00 to 5:00 p.m. on May 16th at RPLS. It will also be held May 17th 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Lincoln Library. Please contact Diane if you wish to be added to the waiting list or you have any questions about the course. Instructor: Diane Kovacs Register online for this class at http://www.kovacs.com/rpls/rplsregister.html. You may also e-mail Diane Kovacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 1-(877)408-5812. Qualifies for 4 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification.
GASB STATEMENT #34: An Overview of the New Standard This is a heads-up for administrators, accountants, bookkeepers, board members, etc., who are typically involved in communicating with the library's auditors about the annual audit. Those not involved with the library's annual audit are likely to find the program of limited interest and value. Additional information about this is available at the ILSDO home page at http://www.ilsdo.org/. This session will be held via Vtel in the RPLS distance learning room on Tuesday, May 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
IPLAR PER CAPITA GRANT WORK SESSION: The Illinois Public Library Annual Report (IPLAR) and the Illinois Public Library Per Capita Grant are completed by public libraries every year. this workshop is for the lucky librarians who have never completed these two documents and for those who have completed them for years and need a refresher or a push to get started. These work sessions will review any changes to the annual report form, review the requirements for the per capita grant application and provide tips on writing strong, meaningful per capita grant narratives. This work session will be held at RPLS on May 30, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
|02-136||REBECCA CAUDILL YOUNG READER'S AWARD - PACKET CREATION WORKSHOP: Join your fellow librarians and teachers to create a packet of information and activities to accompany the 20 books selected for the 2002 Rebecca Caudill Award. As a participant you will help to prepare a book summary, discussion questions, activities, reading recommendation, book talk, list of related materials, and web sites for each book on the list. Each participant is assigned particular books to read and be responsible for. However, everyone is encouraged to read as many of the books on the list of 20 as is possible before the workshop. If you have questions, please contact: Bev Obert, Rolling Prairie Library System (800-429-2586) or Ellen Popit, Shawnee Library System (800-455-4374 x1172). The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2002, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (with registration and refreshments at 8:30 am) at the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham. Please register by Monday, May 13, 2002, to Bev Obert email@example.com or Angela firstname.lastname@example.org This event is sponsored by the Rolling Prairie and Shawnee Library Systems.|
Congatulations Maroa Public & Lincoln Land Community College: Below you
find a list of the successful applicants for the Penny Severns Summer Family
Literacy grant program from the Illinois State Library Literacy Office. We send
our congratulations to the agencies in your area that will receive these FY02
summer time grants. Sincerely, Cyndy Colletti Literacy Program Manager Illinois
State Library Literacy Office 431 South Fourth Street Springfield, IL 62704
217-524-3529 fax: 217-785-6927
Ms. Dawnette Weikle |
Maroa Public Library - $4,792.00
PO Box 620
Maroa, Illinois 61756-0620
Ms. Lynne Monahan
Lincoln Land Community College - $4,800.00
PO Box 19256
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256
|02-138||Congratulations LTAs: Twenty people attended the Genealogy workshop planned by Kathy Richardson, Gregory Elementary Library, and Carol White, ADM Research Library, who are doing their 99 hours (LTA281-282) for the College of Dupage at Mt. Zion Public Library with Jennie Alexander, MLS. For more information about the College of Dupage LTA program, please contact Doris McKay at RPLS or go to the College of Dupage LTA home page at http://www.cod.edu/dept/Ed_tel/LTA/.|
|02-139||ELI [Every Library in Illinois]: Have you visited ELI yet? ELI is a one-stop location for up to date information about all of Illinois libraries. You are probably asking how can it be up to date? It is up to date because each library has been assigned a login and password so that they can update their own information. (Do you have your login and password?) There is a wealth of information that you can find on ELI and a number of searches you can do. Check out ELI. Where is ELI located? http://eli.sls.lib.il.us/ How do I get a login and Password for my library? Go to ELI and click on the words “I need a login for ELI” and you will be given a screen that allows you to email directly for your login and password.|
|02-140||GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: Librarians, discover how to introduce your grade 4-12 students in the nation's second most popular hobby, Genealogy. Enroll in the "Tangled Roots" workshop offered by the Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society through the Mid-Illini Educational Cooperative. The Mid-Illini Educational Cooperative includes Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard, and Tazewell counties. This workshop is guaranteed not to be one of those sit-in-your-seat or read-dull-facts educational opportunities. It will include a scavenger hunt for historical material, interaction with peers on classroom situations, and ways for students to begin their own histories. Suggested materials for grade and high school libraries, both fiction and non-fiction, will be on display. The workshop will be Tuesday, September 24 at the Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society's Library, 719 North 11th Street, Pekin, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The $15 registration fee includes a light supper, genealogical notebook, and 3 CPDUs. Contact the Mid-Illini Educational Cooperative, 800-553-7256 for registration. The maximum number of participants is 24. All registrations are due by Wednesday, September 3. If you need more information concerning the content of the workshop, contact either Ruth Rademacker, 309-352-5374, or June Stoner, 309-925-3825.|
|02-141||Please Provide Input About the Recertification Process: The Illinois General Assembly requires an evaluation of the new teacher certificate renewal process. MGT of America, a national education research firm, is conducting the comprehensive study and requests your participation in an anonymous survey as part of this evaluation. Please go to www.MGTofAmerica.com/Surveys to access and submit the online version of the survey or to download a paper copy to complete and return by mail. If you are now serving as an LPDC chairperson, please use survey number 1937C when prompted. If you are a teacher (who is not serving as an LPDC chairperson), please use survey number 1937T. All Illinois public school teachers who currently hold Standard or Master teaching certificates and all LPDC chairpersons are strongly encouraged to provide information needed to guide and formatively improve the certificate renewal process by participating in the survey as soon as possible, but no later than May 31. Thank you for your assistance. This is our opportunty to provide imput into the process. Hopefully, this will help streamline the process in the near future. Lou Ann Jacobs|
Grants Available to Libraries: ALAWON:
American Library Association Washington Office Newsline
IMLS Coming Up Taller: After-school Funding for Museums and Libraries
In 2002, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities will present Coming Up Taller awards to non-profit organizations, state or local governments, or federally-designated tribal communities conducting out-of-school programs using the arts and humanities to enrich the lives of underserved children. Recognizing the exceptional after-school programs at many of our nation's libraries and museums, the President's Committee on the
Arts and Humanities this year welcomes the participation of the Institute of Museum and Library Services along with the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in making these awards possible. Coming Up Taller grants ten awards of $10,000 each year. Learn how museums and libraries can apply for these awards at:
http://www.imls.gov/whatsnew/current/031902.htm The deadline is April 26, 2002.
NSF Funding for Museums and Libraries
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is encouraging U.S. institutions of higher learning, including museums and libraries, to establish high performance Internet connections to facilitate cutting edge science and engineering. NSF is accepting proposals for funding through its High Performance Network Connections Science and Engineering Research Program. The deadline for proposals is May 22, 2002. For more information, access the NSF Web site at:
IMLS Grant Deadlines
Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant applications are due May 1, 2002. For the press release announcing this year's competition, please access: http://www.imls.gov/whatsnew/current/030702.htm All IMLS deadlines may be viewed at http://www.imls.gov/grants/dedln/index.htm
Update; Reading First State Grants: ALAWON:
American Library Association Washington Office Newsline
LITERACY THROUGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES INFORMATION UPDATE
I've Heard About This, Where Can I Find Out More? As you may know, the Literacy Through School Libraries bill was passed and funded as part of the ESEA Reauthorization bill H.R. 1, No Child Left Behind. Literacy Through School Libraries is part of Title 1, Part B, Subpart 4, section 1251. Because the funding level was set by appropriators at $12.5 million, the funds will be distributed through the Department of Education as grants to local education agencies. You may find out more about this grant program by checking the Department of Education web site at www.literacy.org and email@example.com The Department of Education Web site takes the viewer to a screen with two choices, the "No Child Left Behind" website or the U.S. Department of Education website. Click on the US Department of Education website. Find "grants and contracts," click on the section "Finding and Applying." Under "Finding" click on "Forecast of Funding Opportunities Education Discretionary Programs." Then scroll down to find the Literacy Through School Libraries Program under Elementary and Secondary Education.
What's in the Law?
To find out what the language is in the Literacy Through School Libraries program go to the ALA Washington Office web site at www.ala.org/washoff/esea.html . Click on "What the bill contains." In order to prepare for your grant administrator or your regional grant writer to try to get a grant for your school, you should analyze the age of your collection; determine what areas are in greatest need of replacement; document how many years it has been since your library has received funds; discuss this program with the grant writer; develop a list of what you would buy to upgrade your collection. In other words, how much money would it take to bring your collection up to date? If you can do some of the preliminary work for your administrator, he or she might be more willing to work on this grant request that will be coming in late in the school year (probably some time in May). If there is no grant writer, you will have gathered basic background information for you to begin to put together a request for a grant. If you get the grant, you should prepare ahead of time, before the end of this year, to be ready to order and process the materials early in the next school year (fall of 2002).
Where Do I Start?
Check out an article by Stanley Levenson on www.teachersplanet.com on writing a successful grant application. Even if you don't expect to write the grant you can prepare the necessary materials ahead of time for the grant writer. Note: It is critical that as many local education agencies as possible apply for these dollars. The level of need can be measured by how many school districts across the country apply for these funds. Finding out these numbers may help us when we ask for an increase in dollars for the program for the FY2003 budget.
Reading First--Applications for State Grants
The Department of Education invites State educational agencies to apply for Reading First grants. Reading First is the largest--and yet most focused--early reading initiative this country has ever undertaken. Reading First focuses on what works, and will support scientifically based, proven methods of early reading instruction for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Purpose of Program: Reading First provides assistance to State and local educational agencies to establish scientifically based reading programs in kindergarten through third grade classrooms, to ensure that all children learn to read well by the end of third grade.
Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Applications Available: April 2, 2002.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 29, 2002 in order to receive funds on July 1, 2002 (pending approval). Final deadline: July 1, 2003.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 1, 2003.
Project Period: Up to 72 months.
For Applications Contact: Sandi Jacobs, Reading First Program Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 2W108, Washington, DC 20202-6201. Telephone: (202) 401-4877 or via Internet: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/readingfirst .
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Doherty, Reading First Program Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 2w108, Washington, DC 20202-6201. Telephone: (202) 401-4877 or via email: ReadingFirst@ed.gov
If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application package in an alternative format by contacting that person. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the standard forms included in the application package.
Electronic Access to This Document
You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister
To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.
You may also view this document at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/readingfirst/index.html Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html
|02-144||SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE CONFERENCE: As part of the Chicago Public Library’s ongoing commitment to share dialogue on important library issues we invite our colleagues from other libraries to attend the Chicago Public Library’s fifth annual Scholars in Residence conference. This year our focus is "Beyond 2002: Visions and Views of the Public Library in America." Our 2002 Scholars in Residence conference will feature presentations by our Scholars in Residence, two panels of distinguished public library administrators, and presentations by Chicago Public Library staff members. The Scholars in Residence conference will be held Monday, May 20, at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State Street. There is no charge for this event. Should you care to join us for a Box Lunch in the Winter Garden, the fee is $10.00. To register, please fill out the registration form. For more information go to http://www.chipublib.org/003cpl/scholars/scholars02.html.|
|02-145||GIVE-A-WAY: "Robert Morris College, Springfield, has a 15 drawer card catalog to give away. It has metal legs, wood laminate top, and black plastic drawers. It is counter height: 38 1/2 " tall, 18" deep, 34 1/2" wide. Half of the metal rods are missing. Please call Janet Frederick, 217-726-1657 if you want to have and to arrange pick up time. Janet Frederick Library Coordinator Robert Morris College Springfield, IL 62704 217-726-1657|
|02-146||PRAIRIE 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, May 10, 2002. All submissions should arrive before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2002, for inclusion in the newsletter. You may fax submissions to (217) 428-1852, or e-mail them to Doris McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angela Thompson at email@example.com|