Awards Committee

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Member Spotlight - Amy Franco
May 13, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Amy Franco. Amy is the Executive Director of the Hillside Public Library. She currently serves on the ILA Awards Committee and has also served on the ILA Conference Program Committee and the Marketing Forum.…
Member Spotlight - Maggie Thomann
April 15, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Maggie Thomann. Maggie is the Adult Department Director at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. She currently serves on the ILA Awards Committee and has also served on the ILA Conference Program Committee, the i…
Member Spotlight - Dr. Pamela Thomas
June 5, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Dr. Pamela Thomas. Pamela serves on the ILA Awards Committee, and works at Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) as the Bibliographic Grant Manager for the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC). …

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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 three-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. Sara Angel Sara Angel, Member Adult Services Librarian at Westmont Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2025

  2. Alexandra Annen Alexandra Annen, Member Homer Township Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2025

  3. Cindy S Boehlke Cindy S Boehlke, Member Director at Prairie Skies Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  4. Betsy Mahoney Betsy Mahoney, Member Branch Manager at Six Mile Regional Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2027

  5. Kelly McCully Kelly McCully, Member Director at Bourbonnais Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2025

  6. Allyson Renell Allyson Renell, Member Children's Services Manager at Downers Grove Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2027

  7. Camille Rose Camille Rose, Member Assistant Director at Kankakee Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  8. Louise T. Svehla Louise T. Svehla, Member Eola Road Branch Public Services Manager at Aurora Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2027

  9. Suzanne Wulf Suzanne Wulf, Member Deputy Director at Oak Park Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2026

  10. Gwendolyn A. Harrison Gwendolyn A. Harrison, Board liaison Director at Lincoln Library

    Board liaison Term ends 06/30/2026

  11. Alissa T. Henkel Alissa T. Henkel, Past Chair Head of Programs, Resources and Services at Decatur Public Library

    Past Chair Term ends 06/30/2025

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

    Staff liaison Term ends 06/30/2025


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