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                                                    April 1, 2010   Volume 2   Issue 57


UPCOMING EVENTS IN LIBRARY LEARNING

Please be sure to check out all of the exciting events being hosted by LCLS in the
coming weeks. To access this information, please check out the events calendar.
For More Information

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Lewis & Clark Library System will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2010, in
observance of Spring Break. There will be no courier services on this day.

CANDIDATES FOR LCLS BOARD SOUGHT

Lewis & Clark Library System is seeking candidates for the school librarian
representative. Please visit this Survey Monkey survey to nominate for this
essential position. Nominations can be accepted through April 14th.

The term for this seat is July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 (a one year term). LCLS
Board of Directors meetings are scheduled the 3rd Tuesday every month except
August and December at the Lewis & Clark Library System building in
Edwardsville.

Benefits of being an LCLS Board Director include:

* Direct input into future directions of the Lewis & Clark Library System (crucial
during this time of change and unstable funding)
* Reimbursement of Board related travel including Board meetings
* Light dinner served immediately before Board meetings

WEALTH OF STUDIES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LIBRARIES

An astounding number of studies, reports and articles were released this week
about the importance of all types of libraries as well as the many challenges we
face. Be sure to take a look at these and use them for grant writing, advocacy
efforts, or general community awareness.

First-Ever National Study: Millions of People Rely on Library Computers for
Employment, Health, and Education
A Perfect Storm Brewing: Budget cuts threaten public library services at time of
increased demand
The Condition of U.S.Libraries: Trends, 1999-2009
How Libraries Stack Up: 2010
Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google

EMPLOYERS MANDATORY EMPLOYEE POSTERS

Under State and Federal law, all employers (including public libraries, schools,
etc) must provide specific information to their employees concerning minimum
wage, etc. The information must be posted in an employee accessible location,
usually a staff room or common area. These informational posters may be
purchased in stylish format from a variety of companies, or the posters may be
printed for free from various governmental sites. The free posters (also called the
mandatory posters) can be printed from this site: State of Illinois Business Portal.

Other sites to check for updated informational posters:

Illinois Department of Employment Security
* Notice to Workers About Unemployment Benefits

Illinois Department of Labor
* Your Rights under Illinois Employment Laws (this includes the Illinois Minimum
Wage information)
* Safety Inspection and Education Act & Health and Safety Act
* Workers Compensation Notice
* Emergency Care for Choking
* Smoke Free Illinois Act

ILLINOIS MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES JULY 2010

Don't forget the Illinois Minimum Wage increases to $8.25 on July 1, 2010. All
employees must be paid at least $8.25 per hour as of the 1st of July. The Illinois
minimum wage poster is available for free printing from the Illinois Department of
Labor. Employers must display both the Illinois and the Federal minimum wage
poster in a location commonly accessible to and by staff.

CONDUIT

Check out "WebJunction Illinois, a guided tour," a new post on Conduit. This post
provides a short tour of some favorite sections of WebJunction Illinois. Are they
your favorites too? Or listen to the Tech Podcast. Don't want to miss a Conduit
post? Add Conduit to your blog reader va RSS feed Want to more about RSS
feeds? Read about it here.

UIUC LIBRARY OFFERS NEW MOBILE WEB SITE

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library now offers a beta mobile
Web site at http://m.library.illinois.edu. The site provides access to a core set of
basic library services customized for successful use on mobile devices, including
the ability to search the Library's catalog, find Library locations and hours, access
additional databases with mobile interfaces, and text librarians.

BUILDING COMMUNITIES: SHARING STRATEGIES TO SECURE
GRANT FUNDING

On April 16 at Our Lady of Snows (442 S. Demazenod Drive, Belleville, IL) from
9-3, Illinois Resource Net and University of Illinois Extension are co-sponsoring a
conference entitled "Building Communities: Sharing Strategies to Secure Grant
Funding". The conference will be centered on accessing the tools and skills
necessary to target valuable grant opportunities, effectively navigate through the
federal funding process, and successfully complete and submit high-quality
proposals.
For More Information

DRAGON DREAMS BOOK EVENT

Join the Tri-Township Library on April 13 for the event "Dragon Dreams". "Dragon
Dreams", the first book penned by local author Charles "Chuck" Schwend, is a
tapestry of myth, love, danger and death in a story that combines historical fact
and mythology. While stationed at an old Kamikaze base, a young sailor, Web
Drache, saves an old man from a frozen river. His valiant rescue empowers him
through an ancient mandate, to become the Master of the White Ninja, a 2,000-
year-old secret organization. Only his wit keeps him alive as his sanity is
challenged by a beautiful young woman, an intimidating old man, an ugly dragon,
a mysterious sword and a mythology from the dawn of time.

Schwend who retired as a chief petty officer, was born in Highland, majored in
journalism at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and co-founded the
Highland Writers' Group, a free group that meets bimonthly at the Korte
Recreation Center to read each others' works and give friendly critique and
brainstorm ideas.

RETIREMENT PARTY FOR LESTER MCKIERNAN

Please join the Six Mile Regional Library District as they send their Director,
Lester McKiernan, off into retirement. The board of trustees will be hosting a
party on Friday, April 9, 5-7pm at the Six Mile Regional Library District in Granite
City. If you will be able to attend, please RSVP to Lynda Seegert or Jeanette
Kampen at 618-452-6238.

UPCOMING STORYTELLING FESTIVAL PROMISES HUMOR,
DRAMA

The Center for Children's Books (CCB) at the Graduate School of Library and
Information Science (GSLIS) along with the Spurlock Museum will host their
annual Storytelling Festival on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Spurlock
Museum Auditorium at 600 S. Gregory St. in Urbana, IL.

The Festival will feature an eclectic mix of stories from around the world, from a
child's failed attempt to get a pet to a Japanese folktale about a judge with a
creative approach to administering justice. Stories will be performed by a select
group of GSLIS students, alumni, and faculty, including new storytellers and
seasoned professionals.

CAMPUS CELEBRATES FIFTY YEARS OF PUBLIC COMPUTING AT
ILLINOIS

For fifty years, the University of Illinois has stood on the forefront of computing.
Researchers at Illinois, along with members of the local community, have been in
the vanguard, providing actual and virtual digital tools for people in their
everyday lives and in civil society.

The campus will look back on fifty years of innovation at a conference to be held
on April 15 and 16 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center in Urbana, Illinois. "50
Years of Public Computing at the University of Illinois" will bring back original
developers and current scholars to discuss ten important advances made at
Illinois.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is necessary as space is
limited. The conference is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Library and
Information Science (GSLIS), the Department of Computer Science, and the
Office of Public Engagement.
For More Information

INTERESTING LINKS

Alec Baldwin Buys Massapequa Bookmobile
Trustee rebuffed for seeking control of Maya Angelou book

Soprano fills shelves -- and aisles -- with music

Haiti's Libraries: History At Risk

Educator says school fired her for reporting abuse

JOB POSTINGS

To view all of our job postings, please click here.

Reference Librarian
St. Louis County Library
St. Louis, MO

Library Information Specialist
Roxana CUSD 1
Roxana, IL

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE EXTRA

If you would like to have an item posted in the Extra, please contact Amanda
McKay at 618.656.3216, ext. 143, or at amandamckay@lcls.org.

								
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