Professional Development & Networking

  • Membership and participation in forums and committees
  • Member discounts on conferences and events for trustees, support staff, academic libraries, youth librarians, and other special interest groups
  • Statewide annual conference with discounted registration for members
  • Networking with colleagues around special interests
  • Leadership opportunities to build your resume and career
  • Eligibility to nominate and receive ILA Awards
  • Employment service through Library Jobline of Illinois
  • Recognition through ILA’s award programs

Legislative Advocacy

  • Resources and participation at the local, state, and national level
  • Help secure your library’s public funding
  • Build a climate that encourages access to information
  • Receive legislative alerts

Information & Publications

  • Complimentary subscription to the ILA Reporter, published bi-monthly ($25 value)
  • Complimentary subscription to the ILA E-Newsletter
  • Member discounts on single copies of Illinois Library Laws & Rules, Serving Our Public: Standards for Illinois Libraries, Trustee Facts File, ILA Handbook of Organization and Membership Directory, and more
  • Priority notification of ILA initiatives, from iREAD Summer Reading program to Annual Conference and other opportunities

Become a member today and join online or complete and fax/mail the application!