Call for Programs
Libraries of all types foster diversity, engage community, and champion social justice. The 2017 ILA Conference, Rise Up, is a chance for us to come together and share our ideas to better our communities, our institutions, and ourselves. How are you making a difference? What are you doing to improve your library and uplift your patrons? Tell us about it. Illinois libraries of all sizes and types make big impacts on their unique communities. Our conference should represent diversity throughout our state and we especially encourage submissions from typically underrepresented perspectives.
- Community and campus engagement and wellness
Internal and external leadership at all levels
Activism and social justice initiatives
Student success and achievement
Behind the scenes work that supports access and the patron experience
Assessment and data driven decision making
The deadline for submission is Friday, March 24.
Please Note: Conference speakers who are employed by or a trustee of a library (academic, public, school, special), a library agency, or library school located in the State of Illinois are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee for the conference. Speakers from outside the Illinois library community will receive a one-day waiver of their registration fee.
Need Some Help?
Have an idea that's not fully formed? Looking for a co-presenter to bring in additional perspectives? Are you a first time presenter and would like some assistance putting together your first session? We can help you connect with others that have ideas for presentations.
Financial Assistance Available
Financial assistance is available to offset registration fees for a limited number of speakers who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:
Topic adds diversity to conference program