Best Practices Committee

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Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
March 5, 2021
The Best Practices Committee (BPC) is charged with promoting excellence in the Illinois library community by identifying and amplifying innovative services, community outreach initiatives, and management procedures both for the association …

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Committee Charge

Promotes excellence in the Illinois library community by identifying and amplifying innovative services, community outreach initiatives, and management procedures both for the association and for the profession as a whole. Seeks out best practices for emerging trends and issues in the profession by surveying current practices in the library community, recommending best practices for diverse sizes and types of libraries, and sharing these practices with the library community through relevant communication channels.


Committee Composition

Composed of nine members, serving two-year, staggered terms.


Committee Reports and Meeting Notes


  1. Joshua Newport Joshua Newport, Co-chair Math and Science Librarian at Illinois State University

    Co-chair Term ends 06/30/2022
    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  2. Jen Ryjewski Jen Ryjewski, Co-chair Assistant Director at Downers Grove Public Library

    Co-chair Term ends 06/30/2022
    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  3. Edith G Craig Edith G Craig, Member Director at St. Charles Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  4. Tammy Hansen Tammy Hansen, Member Reference librarian at Illinois State Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  5. Jeanne Holba Puacz Jeanne Holba Puacz, Member University of Illinois

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  6. Ryan Johnson Ryan Johnson, Member Library Director at O'Fallon Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  7. Billie Moffett Billie Moffett, Member Gail Borden Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  8. Marielle McNeal Marielle McNeal, Board liaison Supervisory Medical Librarian at Edward Hines VA Hospital

    Board liaison Term ends 06/30/2022

  9. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association

    Staff liaison Term ends 06/30/2025


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