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Illinois Library Association

ILA Executive Board


NAME / TITLE

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS  TERM

President

 

 

Su Erickson
Robert Morris University
905 Meridian Lake Dr.
Aurora, IL  60504
phone:  630-375-8209
fax:  630-375-8193
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Advocacy Committee
Conference Program Committee 2013
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Public Policy Committee
Ex officio, Illinois State Library Advisory Committee

2012-2015

Vice President/President-Elect

   

Jeannie Dilger
La Grange Public Library
10 W. Cossitt Ave.
La Grange, IL 60525
phone:  708-215-3273
fax:  708-352-1620                          e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Advocacy Committee
Conference Program Committee 2014
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Public Policy Committee

2013-2016

Immediate Past President

   

Pamela Van Kirk
708 N. I St.
Monmouth, IL  61462
phone:  309-734-3922
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Advocacy Committee
Conference Program Committee 2012
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Public Policy Committee
Ex officio, Illinois State Library Advisory Committee

2010-2013

Treasurer

   

Leora Siegel
Chicago Botanic Garden
Lenhardt Library
N.1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL  60022
phone:  847-835-8202
fax:  847-835-6885
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Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Fundraising Committee

2010-2013

Directors-at-Large

   

Keshia Garnett
Chicago Public Library
West Englewood Branch
1745 W. 63rd St.
Chicago, IL  60636
phone:  312-747-4090
fax:  312-747-3482
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iREAD Committee
Reference Services Forum

 

2013-2016

Kate Hall 
New Lenox Public Library District 120 Veterans Pkwy. 
New Lenox, IL  60451-2390 
phone:  815-485-2605 
fax:  815-485-2548
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Leadership Forum
Youth Services Forum

2011-2014

Jeanne Hamilton
Charleston Carnegie Public Library
712 Sixth St.
Charleston, IL  61920
phone:  217-345-4913
fax:  217-348-5616
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Intellectual Freedom Committee
Young Adult Services Forum

 

2011-2014

Rick McCarthy, AIA  LEED AP
Gail Borden Public Library District                      
270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL  60120-5505
phone:  847-742-2411
fax:  847-742-0485
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Finance Committee
Library Trustee Forum


 

2013-2016

 

Scott E. Pointon
White Oak Library District
Romeoville Branch Library
201 W. Normantown Rd.
Romeoville, IL  60446-4226
phone:  815-552-4226
fax:  815-552-4297
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Finance Committee
Resources & Technical Services Forum

 

2011-2014

 

 

Carol E. Reid
Heartland Community College Library
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL  61761
phone:  309-268-8279
fax:  309-268-7989
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Awards Committee
GODORT

 

2012-2015

 

Becky Robinson
Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA)
1718 Cardinal Drive
Galesburg, IL  61401
phone:  309-341-1099
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Librarians for Social Responsibility Forum

 

2012-2015

 

Amanda E. Standerfer
The Lumpkin Family Foundation
121 S. 17th St.
Mattoon, IL  61938
phone:  217-235-3361
fax:  217-258-8444
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Fundraising Committee
Public Library Forum

2013-2016

 

Christina Stoll
Arlington Heights Memorial Library500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL  60004-5966
phone:  847-870-4429
fax:  847-506-2650
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Finance Committee
ILA Reporter Advisory Committee

2013-2016

Ellen Sutton
College of DuPage Library
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL  60137
phone:  630-942-2659
fax:  630-858-8757
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Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum
Marketing Committee

 

2011-2014

Susan L. Westgate
Carol Stream Public Library
616 Hiawatha Dr.
Carol Stream, IL  60188
phone:  630-213-5024
fax:  630-344-6101
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Best Practices Committee

2012-2015

 

 

 

ALA Councilor

   

Denise Zielinski
Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch
3395 Black Rd.
Joliet, IL  60431
phone:  815-846-6500
fax:  815-744-7208
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Advocacy Committee
Reaching Forward Forum

2012-2015

Ex Officio

   
Anne B. Craig
Illinois State Library
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL  62701-1796
phone:  217-782-2994
phone:  800-665-5576
fax:  217-785-4326
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Robert P. Doyle
Illinois Library Association
33 W. Grand Ave., Ste. 401
Chicago, IL  60654-6799
phone:  312-644-1896
fax:  312-644-1899
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ILA Executive Board members should:

1. Understand and support the association's mission.
2. Employ the executive director, work in cooperation with him/her, and participate in his/her evaluation.
3. Prepare for and attend board meetings regularly; actively participate, including service on committees, as an officer, and as a board liaison to assigned units within the association.
4. Engage in development of goals and plans for the association, review progress, and evaluate outcomes.
5. Act as a trustee of the association's money, working to provide adequate resources and overseeing responsible expenditure of funds.
6. Participate in the ILA fundraising activities and personally support those activities.
7. Represent the association as a whole and communicate regularly with membership from various constituencies.
8. Set policies which further the association's mission, while ensuring legal and ethical integrity and accountability to membership.
9. Share expertise, contribute to decision-making, and support decisions of the board.
10. Complete assignments in a timely fashion.
11. Enhance the association's public standing.

Each ILA Executive Board member has a liaison relationship with several ILA committees and/or forums.  The purpose of the liaison relationship is to facilitate communication and to give each ILA unit an informed voice at the board level to represent its activities, issues, and viewpoints.  It is mutually beneficial that the liaison relationship be actively cultivated between the board member and the forum or committee leaders.  The following suggestions are advanced to establish a strong relationship:

Committee/Forum Leader
• Put the board liaison on your roster so meeting reminders, agendas, and documents will be sent automatically to the liaison.
• Call the board liaison with questions that involve ILA policies, goals, and finances.  (Procedural questions are probably best answered by the ILA staff.)
• Send the board liaison a copy of the unit’s activity report three weeks before ILA Executive Board meetings.  (Send a copy to the ILA office as well for distribution to other board members.)
• Discuss upcoming plans with the board liaison in the early stages of development to benefit from useful advice about policy issues that may affect the activity.
• Invite your board liaison to your meetings.
• At the end of the term of office, turn over minutes and other significant documents to the new committee/forum leader.

Board Liaisons
• Keep informed of ILA policies, goals, and financial guidelines to serve as a resource to units.
• Stay on top of ILA activities across-the-board to assist units in planning, avoiding overlap activities and date conflicts.
• Attend unit meetings (in person or electronically) if possible, but especially if the unit leader seeks the liaison’s assistance to work on a specific issue.
• Ensure that committee chair or forum manager submit the report of their activities in a timely manner (schedule is listed on the report form).
• Monitor, encourage, and assist the committee or forum to meet both their goals and those goals assigned within the ILA Strategic Plan.
• Be an informed voice for the unit at ILA Executive Board meetings.  Share board documents and news with units.

Financial expectations
Board members are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging.  Meetings are held in various cities around the state and frequently in the following locations: Bloomington, Springfield, Joliet, Shorewood, and Chicago.  For the July orientation meeting, the board members should expect to stay for up to two nights in a nearby motel unless they are within a short driving distance of the meeting location.  Board meetings generally last from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. but may start earlier and last longer if there is an overly full agenda.

Directors on non-profit boards are usually expected to contribute financially to the organization as a show of their support.  As leaders of the association, ILA Executive Board members are encouraged, whenever financially able, to make a minimum annual donation of $100 to the ILA Endowment Fund.  Donations can be made directly, contributed from fundraisers or honoraria, or solicited from other sources.

Conflict of interest
All board members are required to sign a ‘Non-Conflict of Interest’ statement at the beginning of each year of their term.

Meetings
The ILA Executive Board meets five times each fiscal year.  Meeting schedules for the ILA Executive and Finance Committees and for other committees and forums vary.