Annual Library System Certification 2017

Annual Online Library System Certification Begins Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The annual online certification process begins Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017. The annual certification process is required of all library system members in order to qualify for continuing system services and grants programs from the Illinois State Library. The window for certification will close Friday, March 31st, 2017.

Libraries are also required to complete the ILL ILLINET Traffic Survey before completing certification. The ILL ILLINET Traffic Survey can be completed any time prior to the certification deadline, Friday, March 31st.

More information about certification is available at the State Library's Annual Library Certification Web page. The page includes a link to the data and questions included in the certification form, a link to the online certification portal (accessible from Tuesday, January 3rd–Friday, March 31st), an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), a pre-recorded webinar that reviews the annual certification process, and a document outlining Library Data Entry Guidelines to use in completing the certification form.

Logging in to the certification portal requires the agency's Control Number and the main administrative branch number. These numbers can be obtained by searching the library agency's record on L2. For more information on the certification process, contact the RAILS Certification Team, certification@railslibraries.info or 630-734-5160.

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