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.)



News

Reminder: Registration Open for Free IACRL Webinar “Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty” (Tues., Jan. 28, 1:00-2:00 PM)
January 16, 2020
(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President) Free IACRL Webinar Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty Open Educational resources (OER) have quickly become an answer to…
Fall Issue of ACRL Chapter Topics Newsletter Features IACRL Activities
December 19, 2019
The Fall, 2019, issue of ACRL’s Chapter Topics newsletter is now available. The newsletter, which ACRL releases twice annually, highlights meetings, professional-development activities, and other initiatives by statewide ACRL chapters. IACRL ha…
Registration Open for Free IACRL Webinar "Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty" (Tues., Jan. 28, 1:00-2:00 PM)
December 19, 2019
(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President) Free IACRL Webinar on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 (1:00 - 2:00 PM) "Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty" Open Educational resources (OER) have quickly become an answer t…

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Events

  1. Jan 28 2020

    Free IACRL Webinar

    Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 1:00pm–2:00pm

  2. Feb 10 2020

    IACRL Executive Board Meeting

    Monday, Feb 10, 2020 9:00am–10:00am

    Via Zoom

  3. Mar 9 2020

    IACRL Executive Board Meeting

    Monday, Mar 9, 2020 9:00am–10:00am

    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
  2. Susan R. Franzen Susan R. Franzen, President-Elect Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian at Illinois State University
  3. Heather Jagman Heather Jagman, Secretary/Treasurer Librarian at DePaul University Library
  4. Eric Anthony Edwards Eric Anthony Edwards, Past President Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Illinois State Library

Standing Committees

  1. Eric Anthony Edwards Eric Anthony Edwards, Awards Committee Chair Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Illinois State Library
  2. Susan R. Franzen Susan R. Franzen, Conference/Continuing Education Committee Chair Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian at Illinois State University
  3. Nestor L. Osorio Nestor L. Osorio, Membership Committee Chair Northern Illinois University Libraries
  4. Eric Anthony Edwards Eric Anthony Edwards, Nominating Committee Chair Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Illinois State Library
  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 Manager of Research and Instruction at Rush University Medical Center
  2. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association

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