Conference Program Committee, 2025

Committee Charge

Coordinates program planning for ILA Annual Conference. 


Committee Composition

Composed of up to 15 members, serving sixteen month terms. The co-chairs shall serve in their roles for the full sixteen-month term.


  1. Nanette Donohue Nanette Donohue, Co-chair Collections and Technical Services Manager at Champaign Public Library

    Co-chair Term ends 10/31/2025

  2. Jennifer Paliatka Jennifer Paliatka, Co-chair Elmhurst University

    Co-chair Term ends 10/31/2025

  3. Grace Allbaugh Grace Allbaugh, Member Social Sciences Librarian at Illinois State University

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  4. Darnetta Bolton Darnetta Bolton, Member Youth Services Librarian at Orland Park Public Library

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  5. Michelle Boule Smith Michelle Boule Smith, Member Director of Library Services at North Central College

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  6. Tanya Butler Tanya Butler, Member Library Board Treasurer at Maywood Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  7. Samantha M Chiappone Samantha M Chiappone, Member Branch Manager at Algonquin Area Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  8. Maria Fonseca-Gonzalez Maria Fonseca-Gonzalez, Member NoveList

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  9. Gwen Gregory Gwen Gregory, Member Associate Dean for Collections Management at Northern Illinois University Libraries

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  10. Georgia Pichinos-Anderson Georgia Pichinos-Anderson, Member Patron Services Assistant Supervisor at Niles-Maine District Library

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

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

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  12. Alanna Sablotny Alanna Sablotny, Member Chatham Area Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  13. Devin Scott Devin Scott, Member Librarian at Salem Township Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  14. Rhiannon Shoults Rhiannon Shoults, Member Programming and Youth Services Manager at Normal Public Library

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  15. Laura Van Cleve Laura Van Cleve, Member Richton Park Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  16. Jawuan Walters Jawuan Walters, Member Information Services Librarian at Rockford Public Library

    Member Term ends 10/31/2025

  17. Carolyn Ciesla Carolyn Ciesla, Board liaison Director A.C. Buehler Library at Elmhurst University

    Board liaison Term ends 10/31/2025

  18. Kristin Pekoll Kristin Pekoll, Staff liaison Conference and Continuing Education Manager at Illinois Library Association

    Staff liaison Term ends 10/31/2025


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