Annual Library Certification Data Illinois State Library

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Institution Questions

The certification questions asked are derived from the Illinois Library System Membership Criteria [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.200] for Developmental and Full System Members and different types of libraries (school, special, public, and academic). All questions below require an answer.

Core Institution Questions for All Libraries:

  1. Does the library serve the basic information and library needs of its patrons?
  2. Does the library have a bibliographically organized collection of library materials?
  3. Does the library have one or more employees serving as librarian at least 15 hours per week?
  4. Does the library collection have ongoing financial support?
  5. Is the library collection accessible centrally?
  6. Does the library occupy identifiable quarters in one principal location?
  7. Does the library abide by the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Code?
  8. In the last 12 months, has the library completed the ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey?
  9. Does the library allow 'Reciprocal Access' as defined in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.110?
    • Reciprocal Access means how the resources of all full member libraries of a library system are made available to all library patrons in the system area. Reciprocal access benefits should be imposed equally among all reciprocal access patrons and can include interlibrary loan, photocopy service, reference service, use of library materials on site, and other services. The library governing authority may approve reasonable restrictions, applied equally among all reciprocal access patrons, for services such as computer access, library programs, and meeting room use in accordance with the library system’s resource sharing plan [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.110].

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