Best Practices Committee

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 Reports 

Committee Meeting Notes


Committee Composition

The committee will be composed of nine members serving two-year terms. The ILA vice president/president-elect appoints at least three new committee members each year.


  1. Jennifer Hovanec Jennifer Hovanec, Co-chair Digital and Maker Services Manager at Indian Trails Public Library District

    Co-chair Term ends 06/30/2021
    Member Term ends 06/30/2021

  2. Alea Perez Alea Perez, Co-chair Kids' Library Department Head at Elmhurst Public Library

    Co-chair Term ends 06/30/2021
    Member Term ends 06/30/2021

  3. Jennifer Baugh Jennifer Baugh, Member Research and Instruction Librarian at Six Mile Regional Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  4. Emily Compton-Dzak Emily Compton-Dzak, Member Assistant Library Director at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2021

  5. Kristina Hoerner Kristina Hoerner, Member Champaign Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2021

  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. Joshua Newport Joshua Newport, Member Math and Science Librarian at Illinois State University

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  9. Jen Ryjewski Jen Ryjewski, Member Downers Grove Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  10. Jose Miguel Ruiz Jose Miguel Ruiz, Board liaison Supervising Librarian Robert Crown Branch at Evanston Public Library

    Board liaison Term ends 06/30/2021


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