ILA 2020 Orientation Session

We are pleased to announce plans for this first important meeting for ILA member leaders for 2020-21! This year’s session will be a little bit different from what we’ve done in the past, taking place virtually via Zoom and in an abbreviated time. We will miss connecting (or re-connecting) in person, networking together, and serendipitous hallway conversations. We will also consider the need to adapt our approaches in some ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the association and the profession. What won’t change is the comprehensive information you’ll receive about “how it works” in ILA and how we hope to focus the work of the association in the coming year, especially in keeping with the ILA Strategic Plan 2019-22. We can’t do any of it without you and we look forward to “seeing” you in July!


Wed. 7/15/2020            1:00-4:00 p.m. Executive Board Orientation & Meeting
(agenda and documents will be be sent separately to the Executive Board)

Thurs. 7/16/2020          1:00-4:00 p.m. ILA Orientation
(Board, Forum Leadership, Committee Chairs/Members)

Orientation Session Agenda
Thursday July 16

1:00-1:30 p.m.                  Welcome    
                                            Veronica De Fazio, President
                                                       ILA Today
                                                       Strategic Plan
                                                       Structure & Role of Committees/Forums in the Work of the Association
                                                       Role of Board Liaisons, Committee Chairs/Members, & Forum Leadership 

1:30-2:00 p.m.                  Orientation to ILA
                                            Diane Foote, Executive Director
                                                       Policies & Bylaws
                                                       Committee Processes
                                             Staff Introductions
                                                       Cyndi Robinson, Deputy Director
Tamara Jenkins, Communication & Engagement Manager
                                                       Tina Koleva, Membership Services Manager
                                                       Kendall Harvey, Administrative Coordinator
                                                       Derek Blaida, Legislative Consultant

2:00-2:15 p.m.                  Break

2:15-3:45                           Reconvene     
                                            Opportunity to Meet in Committees/Forums

3:45 p.m.                           Closing Remarks
                                            Veronica De Fazio, ILA President

Orientation Session Documents 

ILA Virtual Orientation Session Zoom Guide and Meeting Etiquette

ILA Conflict of Interest Form

Effective Meetings Infographic

Printable Agenda

Comments or questions?

Contact Tina and Kendall at or (224) 698-1728.











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