THIS WEEK AT THE ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY (July 6, 2007)
Jesse White, Secretary of State and State Librarian
Anne Craig, Director
GRANT TALKIN’……STAYIN’ CONNECTED
The State Library has awarded a $90,000 grant to LaSalle Public Library to help the library make a collection of outstanding children’s literature available for statewide resource sharing. Carus Publishing is a highly respected publisher of children’s literature, known for quality publications such as the Cricket Magazine Group. They had been based in nearby Peru for a number of years, but within the last year moved their editorial offices to Chicago. Carus is still housing a collection of books in an office in Peru. LaSalle Public Library was approached by Blouke and Marianne Carus, owners and editors, about accepting this collection of children’s books as a donation to the library. There are approximately 35,000 books in the collection. The grant will help the library with expenses involved in moving this collection of children’s books from Carus Publishing to the library, where it will eventually be available statewide via resource sharing. Congratulations and good luck to library director Laura Frizol and her staff on this exciting new venture.
ART AND ARCHITECTURE EXHIBIT
The State Library will host the traveling exhibit “Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries” celebrating the rich architectural and artistic heritage contained in Illinois libraries. The colorful exhibit will run from July 23-August 15 and can be seen in the atrium of the State Library during regular library hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University developed the exhibit using funds provided by the State Library through the federal Library Services and Technology Act. Two teams spent much of last summer traveling throughout the state of Illinois visiting libraries, where they photographed the art and architecture and documented information related to the art collections, as well as architectural and library histories. Using a variety of formats, the traveling exhibit is designed to appeal to audiences of all ages.
If you intend to file Form 472, 473, 474, 479, 486, or 500 on paper, download and fill out a complete copy of the revised (April 2007) version of the form from the Required Forms section of the website. This includes the service provider signature page (Page 4) of the Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) Form 472.
If air travel is part of your summer vacation plans, it’s a good idea to know about travel security and procedures the government has adopted in the interests of passenger safety. Check out the Department of Homeland Security’s website.
CULTURAL AWARENESS: DIVERSITY IN ACTION
The ISL Diversity Program has recently updated its fact sheet on the ISL website. Download a PDF version.
ILLINOIS DIGITAL ARCHIVES
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is currently hosting a “much talked about” exhibition on Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution. We’re proud to have a collection of more than 800 images from the Field Museum in IDA.
NEW TITLES IN THE STATE LIBRARY COLLECTION
- Maverick and the machine : Governor Dan Walker tells his story, edited by Peggy Lang. Southern Illinois University Press, 2007
- Race, jobs, and the war : the FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46, Andrew Edmund Kersten. University of Illinois Press, 2007
- Outside the box : corporate media, globalization, and the UPS strike, Deepa Kumar. University of Illinois Press, 2007
ILLINOIS INVENTOR OF THE WEEK
Marguerite Leone Casimier of Chicago is this week’s Illinois Inventor of the Week. On February 4, 1919, Casimier was granted Design Patent Number 52,946 for a “flag,” showing a front view, the Statute of Liberty and a globe covered by a giant star with smaller stars scattered over the surface The Illinois State Library Patent & Trademark Library is available to assist you with your patent and trademark questions. Contact us at (217) 782-5659.
- July 12–ILLINET Network Advisory Council (INAC) meeting, ISL
- July 23-August 15 –”Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries” ISL
- August 10-19-ISL at the Illinois State Fair, Springfield
- September 20–Government Documents Conference, Illinois State Library
- September 20-21-Reaching Forward South annual conference, Springfield-register online.
- October 9-12-Illinois Library Assn. Annual Conference, Springfield
- October 25-26 –Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference, Urbana
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