Attend one event or two, in person or online!
Third Thursdays CE: iLEAD Trustee Training Portal
10–11 a.m. each third Thursday of the month
Join us online or in person each third Thursday of the month from 10-11 a.m. to hear from a guest speaker about an important or arising topic facing the library community.
All Third Thursday CE sessions will be streamed live, but participants who are also attending the IHLS Members Matter meeting are encouraged to attend both events in person at a rotating location.
Speakers: Anna Yackle and Leanne Furby
Session Description: Join Anna Yackle and Leanne Furby as they introduce you to iLEAD, the new statewide learning portal that gives Illinois public library trustees a path toward improving their leadership, engagement, access, and development. IHLS was awarded a grant to create a website portal to provide an interactive learning environment for trustees to make them aware of all their required duties and give them the knowledge and confidence to fulfill these duties. Find out how iLEAD uses games, quizzes, elements of AI, and rich content to enhance the experience for trustees as they explore several eight-to-ten-minute learning modules.
Funding for this project was awarded to Illinois Heartland Library System by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
At the end of the presentation, participants will know how to:
Access and use iLEAD.
Assist trustees in accessing and using iLEAD.
Propose topics to be added to the iLEAD curriculum.
There will be time for Q&A. The Zoom chat will be monitored by IHLS staff and participation is encouraged!
IHLS Members Matter
11 a.m.–Noon each third Thursday of the month
Be the first to hear the latest news from Illinois Heartland Library System, SHARE, and more. Then, it’s your turn! Share your library's wins, ask your peers their thoughts on obstacles you're facing, and tell us what support you could use from IHLS.
All IHLS Members Matter meetings will be hybrid. However, in-person attendance at our rotating location is encouraged so you can get the most out of these monthly networking opportunities.
Advance registration is required and is imperative for in-person participants. Registering for one event automatically registers you for both events. Attend one or both, in person or online!
Virtual Attendance: Please register through this L2 page.
In-person Attendance: Space is limited, and the number of in-person seats varies by location. Please register early through this L2 page to save your spot! Select the in-person location during registration.
Joining the Meeting
Online: Join the meeting using this link
In-Person: Doors open at 9:30 a.m.