Annual Online Library System Certification Begins Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The annual online certification process begins Tuesday, January 2, 2018. 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 Saturday, March 31, 2018.
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, Saturday, March 31.
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 2–Saturday, March 31), 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 in the Library Learning (L2) directory. For more information on the certification process, contact the RAILS Certification Team, email@example.com or 630-734-5160.