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

Message from the incoming IACRL President: Dan Matthews
September 29, 2022
Dan Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College Hello IACRL! I’m looking forward to the year ahead. Librarians continue to do lots of excellent and exciting work around the state, and it’s infinitely encouraging to see. We also continue to…
IACRL Unconference at ILA
September 29, 2022
By Lori Noe, Frontier Community College After several years of virtual meetings, the IACRL Unconference is back to a face to face format.  The Unconference is Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 am in Room 46-48 of the ILA Conference.  This annua…
ILA 2022 Conference Preview
September 29, 2022
by Robin Harris, Northeastern Illinois University The Illinois Library Association Conference will be held in-person for the first time in more than two years! ILA 2022 will be held October 18-20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Ro…

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Events

  1. Dec 12 2022

    IACRL Executive Board Meeting

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

    Zoom Meeting

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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 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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