Awards Committee


Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
January 7, 2021
The ILA Awards Committee is a group of volunteers committed to celebrating and increasing awareness of the excellent work, outstanding achievements, and all-around awesomeness of Illinois’s library professionals.  The committee’s mai…

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Committee Charge

Administers the awards and recognition program of the association annually; publicizes the awards to attract qualified nominees; selects association-wide award winners.

Committee Composition

Composed of up to twelve members, serving two-year, staggered terms, including a chair and a vice-chair. The vice-chair will serve as chair in the year following service as vice-chair.

All persons commenting or voting in the ILA awards process will recuse themselves from participating in the process of any award for which they have been nominated or the process of any award for which they have a conflict of interest.

Awards, Nomination Submissions, and Procedures

Committee Reports

  1. Jennifer Abler Jennifer Abler, Chair Oak Lawn Public Library

    Chair Term ends 06/30/2022
    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  2. Elizabeth Boden Elizabeth Boden, Member Hinsdale Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  3. Ellen Corrigan Ellen Corrigan, Member Eastern Illinois University

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  4. Gwendolyn Harrison Gwendolyn Harrison, Member Illinois State Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  5. Kendall Harvey Kendall Harvey, Member Assistant Director at Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  6. Alissa T. Henkel Alissa T. Henkel, Member Head of Programs, Resources and Services at Decatur Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  7. Denise Hudec Denise Hudec, Member Skokie Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  8. Mallory Jallas Mallory Jallas, Member Student Success Librarian at Illinois State University

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  9. Brittany Millington Brittany Millington, Member Deputy Director at Champaign Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  10. Susan Palmer Susan Palmer, Member Illinois Heartland Library System

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  11. Louise T. Svehla Louise T. Svehla, Member Adult Services Assistant Manager at Joliet Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  12. Marie Waltz Marie Waltz, Member Head of Access Initiatives at Center for Research Libraries

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  13. Rick Meyer Rick Meyer, Board liaison City Librarian at Decatur Public Library

    Board liaison Term ends 06/30/2022

  14. Tamara Jenkins Tamara Jenkins, Staff liaison Illinois Library Association

    Staff liaison Term ends 06/30/2025

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