Recently, Lewis and Clark Library System received a grant for the project Putting Illinois on the Map. This project is currently underway and we are requesting library directors to verify information on the database regarding their library district’s population, boundaries and picture.
Putting Illinois on the Map http://illinoismap.info combines demographic information from the 2000 Federal Census with various geo-political boundaries across the State of Illinois. The scope of this project is a first, not just for Illinois, but across the country. The resulting database provides answers to geographic and/or demographic questions, such as, the population of a school district or the boundaries of a community college.
You will be receiving an email from Mercy Dena at the Lewis & Clark Library System in the near future asking you to verify your boundaries and send a digital photo of the library for this database. Mercy will send you more details in her email as well as contact information should you have questions. Thanks once again for helping us “put Illinois on the map.”