Legislative Meet-ups

2022 Legislative Meet-Ups

This series of six legislative events provides an opportunity to meet with your legislators and hear their thoughts firsthand about issues affecting libraries in your area. All elected officials on the state and federal level are invited. Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate. Our legislative events will look a little different this year as they will all be held virtually through Zoom. We'll miss the interactive give-and-take that gathering over a meal allows in this webinar format, but there will still be opportunities for Q&A. What won't change is our commitment to advocating for Illinois libraries!

Advance registration is required, and events will not be recorded (primarily due to the rapid pace of legislative developments and content may change), so don't wait! If you have questions regarding registration or you're not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office at ila@ila.org

This year's Virtual Meet-ups will be free for ILA members, including staff and trustees from ILA institutional member libraries. For non-members who wish to attend, registration will be $15. 

How to Prepare for a Meet-up

Legislative Issues
 

Monday, January 24, 2022

West Suburban & Chicago Library Legislative Zoom Meet-up

10:00-11:00 a.m.  
West Suburban & Chicago Legislators

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

Central Illinois Library Legislative Zoom Meet-up

8:00-9:00 a.m. 

Central Illinois Legislators

Friday, February 4, 2022    

South Suburban & Chicago Library Legislative Zoom Meet-up

10:00-11:00 a.m. 

South Suburban & Chicago Legislators

Monday, February 14, 2022

Metro East & Southern Illinois Library Legislative Zoom Meet-up

10:00-11:00 a.m. 

Metro East Legislators
Southern Illinois Legislators

 

Monday, February 21, 2022

Presidents’ Day North Suburban & Chicago
Library Legislative Zoom Meet-up

9:00-10:30 a.m.

North Suburban & Chicago Legislators

Monday, February 28, 2022

Northwestern Illinois Library Legislative Zoom Meet-up

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Northwestern Illinois Legislators

                                                                                              

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