Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL)

Small and Rural Libraries Forum

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. 



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SARL ILA Annual Conference Grants - Due July 15, 2024
June 14, 2024
The ILA Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL) is accepting applications for its newly created Small and Rural Libraries ILA Annual Conference Grant. The purpose of this grant is to encourage ILA membership and…
SARL Meetups
February 1, 2024
Please join the Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL) for a virtual meetup on topics chosen by you, for you. Guests will share experiences and insight and lead discussion and a Q&A. (Click the link below to register for the meetup) Intervie…
Small and Rural Libraries Forum Interest Form
January 26, 2022
The ILA 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 act…

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Forum Leadership

  1. Esther Curry Esther Curry, Board liaison C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  2. Cathy Grafton Cathy Grafton, Member Library Director at Odell Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  3. Donald Pippin Donald Pippin, Member Director at Philo Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  4. Jackie Wells Jackie Wells, Member Camargo Township District Library
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  5. Jessica Rodrigues Jessica Rodrigues, Member Director at Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  6. Sherry Waldrep Sherry Waldrep, Member Director at Allerton Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  7. Kristin Pekoll Kristin Pekoll, Staff liaison Conference and Continuing Education Manager at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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