Marketing Forum (MF)

Illinois Library Association Marketing Forum

The Marketing Forum represents the interests of library marketers and provides a forum for them to network, share ideas and strategies, and develop best practices to disseminate through the ILA website and other channels, including conferences and events.



News

Linda Vering, Northbrook Public Library, Named Recipient of the Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award
July 1, 2021
Linda Vering, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Northbrook Public Library, is the recipient of the 2021 Illinois Library Association Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award. The award recognizes a library employee who has performed excellent…
Forum Spotlight - Marketing Forum
April 1, 2021
Whether you work in a large marketing department, or wear a part-time marketing hat along with many other “duties as assigned,” check out the ILA Marketing Forum. The Forum represents the interests of library marketers and provides opport…
Pamela Salomone, St. Charles Public Lbrary, Named Recipient of the Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award
July 6, 2020
Pamela Salomone, Communications & Marketing Manager at the St. Charles Public Library (SCPL), is the recipient of the 2020 Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award. This award recognizes a library employee who has performed excellent work in public…

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Events

  1. Nov 29 2022

    Marketing Forum Meeting

    Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 1:30pm–2:30pm

    Zoom (online)

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Forum Information

Marketing Forum Bylaws


Forum Events

Monthly Roundtable - August 19, 2022

The ILA Marketing Forum invites library marketers to attend its monthly roundtable. The roundtable events are held for one hour at 11:00 a.m. on the third Friday of every month. This informal event allows marketers the chance to connect with colleagues from across the state and share information and resources. 

All roundtables are free to attend and registration is required. If you have any questions about the roundtables or would like to submit a discussion topic, please contact Tamara Jenkins at tjenkins@ila.org.


Past Marketing Forum Events


Marketing Forum Mini Conference


Forum Leadership

  1. Christopher Renkosiak Christopher Renkosiak, Co-manager Deputy Director at Lincolnwood Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  2. Emmeline Guest Emmeline Guest, Co-manager Graphic Designer/Marketing and Communications at Mount Prospect Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  3. Jordan Neal Jordan Neal, Board liaison Career Librarian at Champaign Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  4. Andrea L Lublink Andrea L Lublink, Member Palatine Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  5. Karen McBride Karen McBride, Member Public Information Manager at Barrington Area Library
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  6. Kristie Leslie Kristie Leslie, Member Marketing Manager at Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District
    Term ends 06/01/2023
  7. Melissa Bradley Melissa Bradley, Member Communications Manager at Fountaindale Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  8. Sasha Vasilic Sasha Vasilic, Member Public Relations and Marketing Supervisor at Niles-Maine District Library
    Term ends 06/30/2023
  9. Tamara Jenkins Tamara Jenkins, Staff liaison Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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