Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries IACRL

The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Forum (IACRL) promotes the interests of academic libraries and the personnel of those libraries; enhances the abilities of academic library personnel to identify and meet the information needs of current and potential library users; develops and promotes leadership to the academic library community. 



News

2023 IACRL UnConference Report
March 20, 2024
by Kim Tipton, McHenry County College Members of IACRL convened at the 2023 ILA Conference in Springfield and attended the annual IACRL UnConference. Rather than focusing on one specific topic, an unconference allows for attendees to suggest topics w…
Message from the President
March 20, 2024
Sarah McHone-Chase, Aurora University Hello IACRL membership! I hope spring semesters have been going well for you all after what turned out to be a very strange winter. Voting is open for the People’s Choice Award. Voting is also open for our …
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update
March 20, 2024
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization is planning its 2024 Annual Conference, which will take place entirely online from Thursday, October 24, to Friday, October 25. Please check the HSLI websi…

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IACRL is 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 listserv@list.railslibraries.org.

To post a message to all list members, email https://railslibraries.org/networking/email-lists. You can also email https://railslibraries.org/networking/email-lists 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@niu.edu) or Eric Edwards (eedwards@ilsos.gov).

 

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. Sarah McHone-Chase Sarah McHone-Chase, President Aurora University Library
    Term ends 06/30/2024
  2. Shannon Pohrte Shannon Pohrte, President-Elect Elgin Community College
    Term ends 06/30/2024
  3. Sanga Sung Sanga Sung, Secretary/Treasurer Government Information Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Term ends 06/30/2024
  4. Daniel Matthews Daniel Matthews, Past President Digital Services Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College Library
    Term ends 06/30/2024

Standing Committees

  1. Daniel Matthews Daniel Matthews, Awards Committee Chair Digital Services Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College Library
    Term ends 06/30/2024
  2. Shannon Pohrte Shannon Pohrte, Conference/Continuing Education Committee Chair Elgin Community College
    Term ends 06/30/2024
  3. Wendell G Johnson Wendell G Johnson, Membership Committee Chair Social Sciences Librarian at Northern Illinois University Libraries
    Term ends 06/30/2024
  4. Daniel Matthews Daniel Matthews, Nominating Committee Chair Digital Services Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College Library
    Term ends 06/30/2024
  5. Kim Tipton Kim Tipton, Communications Committee Chair Reference Librarian at McHenry County College Library
    Term ends 06/30/2024
  6. Jacqueline Zook Jacqueline Zook, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair Technical Services Coordinator at Northeastern Illinois University
    Term ends 06/30/2024
  7. Laura L. Barnes Laura L. Barnes, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair Sustainability Information Curator at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
    Term ends 06/30/2024

Forum Leadership

  1. Gwendolyn Harrison Gwendolyn Harrison, Board liaison Lincoln Library
    Term ends 06/30/2026
  2. Tamara Jenkins Tamara Jenkins, Staff liaison Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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