North Suburban Library System

Hoffman, Judy
December 2005
Illinois Libraries;Winter2005, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p101
The article presents the 40th anniversary pick for the North Suburban Library System (NSLS) Top Ten Trends. The idea of serving the unserved led to the creation of three new district libraries and three annexations to existing libraries with PLUS grants. In resource sharing, in 1995, libraries in NSLS launched an online community information network, NorthStarNet. NSLS's local history digitization project, Digital Past, started in 1998. In automation, NSLS financed a cooperative circulation system. Other trends include legislations, image building instituting the annual Membership Awards in 1993 for the efforts of library staff, trustees, e-organization and building a better Board.


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