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

ILA Conference Preview 2020
September 23, 2020
ILA Conference Preview 2020 by Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College  As we move out of summer and into fall, one thing remains constant--it’s almost time for ILA! Of course, this is a different kind of year and a different kind of conference. …
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update: Fall 2020
September 23, 2020
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update: Fall 2020  by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library As with many library organizations, the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) have had to adapt in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ma…
IACRL Member Spotlight: Sierra Campbell
September 23, 2020
Sierra Campbell, Lewis University IACRL Member Spotlight:  Sierra Campbell, Research and Instruction Librarian: STEM, Nursing, and Health Sciences, Lewis University Interviewed by Christina Norton, Bradley University Sierra Campbell is currently…

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Events

  1. Oct 12 2020

    IACRL Executive Board Meeting

    Monday, Oct 12, 2020 9:00am–10:00am

    Via Zoom

  2. Oct 21 2020

    IACRL Virtual Annual Meeting

    Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 11:00am–11:45am

  3. Oct 29 2020

    IACRL Journal Club

    Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 12:00pm–1:00pm

    Via Zoom

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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. Michelle Nielsen Ott Michelle Nielsen Ott, President Director of Library Services at Methodist College
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  2. Susan R. Franzen Susan R. Franzen, President-Elect Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian at Illinois State University
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  3. Heather Jagman Heather Jagman, Secretary/Treasurer Librarian at DePaul University Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  4. Eric Anthony Edwards Eric Anthony Edwards, Past President Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Illinois State Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020

Standing Committees

  1. Eric Anthony Edwards Eric Anthony Edwards, Awards Committee Chair Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Illinois State Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  2. Susan R. Franzen Susan R. Franzen, Conference/Continuing Education Committee Chair Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian at Illinois State University
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  3. Nestor L. Osorio Nestor L. Osorio, Membership Committee Chair Northern Illinois University Libraries
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  4. Eric Anthony Edwards Eric Anthony Edwards, Nominating Committee Chair Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Illinois State Library
    Term ends 10/31/2020
  5. Krista A. Bowers Sharpe Krista A. Bowers Sharpe, Communications Committee Chair Coordinator of Reference Service at Western Illinois University
    Term ends 10/31/2020

Forum Leadership

  1. Laura L. Barnes Laura L. Barnes, Board liaison Sustainability Information Curator at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
    Term ends 06/30/2021
  2. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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