Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

About IACRL

Chapter of Association of College & Research Libraries

IACRL is a chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries

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.)



News

Reminder: Registration Open for ILA Strategic-Planning Focus Groups
November 14, 2018
(via the Illinois Library Association) ILA is planning a series of focus groups to understand what creates value for its members and stakeholders. The input received will be factored into creating a dynamic strategic plan with goals that will shape t…
Reminder: Registration Open for November 6 RAILS/IACRL Networking Event at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL
November 1, 2018
(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System) Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:30-noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. …
Registration Open for ACRL Webinar Viewing at UIC Library of the Health Sciences - Peoria (1:00-3:00 PM on Oct. 24)
October 15, 2018
(via Emily Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria campus) The UIC Library of the Health Sciences Peoria will be hosting the ACRL Webinar Recording: “Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creat…

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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. Eric Anthony Edwards Eric Anthony Edwards, President Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Illinois State Library
  2. Michelle Nielsen Ott Michelle Nielsen Ott, President-Elect Outreach and Reference Librarian at Methodist College
  3. Carl Lehnen Carl Lehnen, Secretary/Treasurer Reference & Liaison Librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago
  4. Carolyn Ciesla Carolyn Ciesla, Past President Prairie State College

Standing Committees

  1. Carolyn Ciesla Carolyn Ciesla, Awards Committee Chair Prairie State College
  2. Michelle Nielsen Ott Michelle Nielsen Ott, Conference/Continuing Education Committee Chair Outreach and Reference Librarian at Methodist College
  3. Nestor L. Osorio Nestor L. Osorio, Membership Committee Chair Northern Illinois University Libraries
  4. Carolyn Ciesla Carolyn Ciesla, Nominating Committee Chair Prairie State College
  5. Krista A. Bowers Sharpe Krista A. Bowers Sharpe, Communications Committee Chair Coordinator of Reference Service at Western Illinois University

Forum Leadership

  1. Reina Williams Reina Williams, Board liaison Librarian at Rush University Medical Center

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