Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL)

The Small and Rural Libraries Forum represents the interests of small and rural libraries in Illinois, provides a forum for staff at all levels and trustees to discuss issues of particular interest to small and rural libraries, and encourages active participation in Illinois library organizations. 


SARL Forum featured in RAILS My Library Is... Blog
September 28, 2021
Read the blog post here. 
Reopening Small and Rural Libraries Webinar Recording Available
September 2, 2020
The ILA Small and Rural Libraries Forum hosted a discussion of how small and rural libraries are responding to reopening. A panel of library directors discussed what worked,  how they adapted to challenges and altered plans when needed, and …

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Forum Leadership

  1. Victoria Blackmer Victoria Blackmer, Manager Assistant Director at Robert R. Jones Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2022
  2. Rick Meyer Rick Meyer, Board liaison City Librarian at Decatur Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2022
  3. Annabel Yackle Annabel Yackle, Past Manager Membership Coordinator at Illinois Heartland Library System
    Term ends 06/30/2022
  4. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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