Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

About IACRL

The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) is a forum of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) and a chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). For the purposes of this forum, academic libraries include college, community, technical and junior colleges and university libraries as well as research libraries not affiliated with academic institutions.

Join IACRL

Any ILA member can join IACRL by updating your ILA forum preferences. Non-members of ILA can become members by joining ILA and checking the IACRL Forum box on the ILA membership application. (Membership in ALA or ACRL not required.)

IACRL Directory of Expertise

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries is developing a directory of expertise for Illinois academic librarians. Sign up to share your expertise with your librarian colleagues. Share your passion for and experience with any number of the specialties listed below. This contact list of expertise will give librarians across the state the opportunity to network with each other, answer one another’s questions, and share knowledge.



News

IACRL People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing Winners Announced
June 8, 2022
The polls for the IACRL People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing have closed, and the votes are counted. Congratulations to Jung Mi Scoulas, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago, who received the highest number of votes, for the article "Student …
2022 ILA Award Nominations Are Open: Nominate a colleague – or yourself!
March 19, 2022
by Kim Tipton, McHenry County College Last year's winner of the ILA Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award, Sue Franzen! Do you know an Illinois academic librarian who has made an impact this year at their library? Are you an Illinois academic…
Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians: October 2021-March 2022
March 19, 2022
Compiled by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College, and Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University Benson, Sara R., Carla S. Myers, and Timothy Vollmer. 2022. “Washington Hotline.” College & Research Libraries News 83 (2): 84…

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Events

  1. Sep 12 2022

    IACRL Executive Board Meeting

    Monday, Sep 12, 2022 10:00am–11:00am

    Zoom Meeting

  2. Oct 10 2022

    IACRL Executive Board Meeting

    Monday, Oct 10, 2022 10:00am–11:00am

    Zoom Meeting

  3. Nov 14 2022

    IACRL Executive Board Meeting

    Monday, Nov 14, 2022 10:00am–11:00am

    Zoom Meeting

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Mission

The mission of the IACRL is to promote the interests of academic libraries and the personnel of those libraries; to enhance the abilities of academic library personnel to identify and meet the information needs of current and potential library users; to develop and promote leadership to the academic library community.

Goals and objectives

  1. To contribute to the professional and career development of all academic library personnel
  2. To enhance the capabilities of Illinois libraries to serve the needs of their users
  3. To promote and speak for the interests of academic libraries
  4. To promote study, research and dissemination of information relevant to academic librarianship
  5. To promote and foster cooperation and communication among the members of IACRL, the academic community, and other organizations with common interests
  6. To support and protect intellectual freedom in academic libraries
  7. To honor the contribution of individuals who enhance academic libraries in Illinois

Mailing list

Keep in touch! Stay informed and join our listserv! The IACRL listserv is an unmoderated discussion group, consisting primarily of occasional announcements about IACRL and upcoming events.

To subscribe, unsubscribe, or update your information, please visit http://list.railslibraries.info/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/iacrl.

To post a message to all list members, email iacrl@list.railslibraries.info. You can also email iacrl-request@list.railslibraries.info with the word help in the subject or body for additional list maintenance options.

If you have questions, please contact list moderators Gwen Gregory (ggregory@uic.edu) or Eric Edwards (eedwards@ilsos.net).

IACRL By-Laws

Our By-Laws were approved by the membership on October 27, 1997 and were amended on October 17, 2000, April 1, 2014, and October 8, 2009. View a full HTML version of the IACRL by-laws online.


Officers

  1. Daniel Matthews Daniel Matthews, President Digital Services Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College Library
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  2. Sarah McHone-Chase Sarah McHone-Chase, President-Elect Aurora University Library
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  3. Emily Gilbert Emily Gilbert, Past President Assistant Professor/Library Liaison to the College of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  4. Christina Norton Christina Norton, Secretary Online Learning Librarian at Bradley University
    Term ends 06/30/2023

Standing Committees

  1. Emily Gilbert Emily Gilbert, Awards Committee Chair Assistant Professor/Library Liaison to the College of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  2. Sarah McHone-Chase Sarah McHone-Chase, Conference/Continuing Education Committee Chair Aurora University Library
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  3. Jacqueline Zook Jacqueline Zook, Membership Committee Chair Technical Services Coordinator at Northeastern Illinois University
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  4. Emily Gilbert Emily Gilbert, Nominating Committee Chair Assistant Professor/Library Liaison to the College of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  5. Christina Norton Christina Norton, Communications Committee Chair Online Learning Librarian at Bradley University
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  6. Kent LaCombe Kent LaCombe, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair Assistant Professor at Illinois State University
    Term ends 06/30/2023

Forum Leadership

  1. Laura L. Barnes Laura L. Barnes, Board liaison Sustainability Information Curator at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  2. Tamara Jenkins Tamara Jenkins, Staff liaison Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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