Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)

Illinois Library Association Students and New Professionals Forum

The Students & New Professionals Forum represents the interests of students and new library professionals in Illinois, provides a forum for students and new professionals to discuss issues of particular interest to their demographic, and encourages active participation in Illinois library organizations.



News

ILA Students and New Professionals Forum Seeking Marketing/Social Media Manager
May 30, 2022
The ILA Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP) is seeking a marketing/social media manager to collaborate with forum managers to increase the forum's visibility. The ideal candidate will have personal or professional experience using social medi…
Co-Manager Vacancy - Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)
November 5, 2021
The ILA Students and New Professionals Forum is seeking a Co-Manager who can help the group grow while serving a two-year term, which will begin February 1, 2022. The potential Co-Manager must be a personal member of ILA who is ei…
Forum Spotlight - Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)
April 22, 2021
For library students or those who are new to the profession, networking and getting involved in professional organizations can, at times, be difficult or overwhelming. The Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP) exists to help connect students an…

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Past Events

Career Pathway Talk Series Webinars

The ILA Students and New Professionals (SANP) Forum, in partnership with the ILA Noon Network, presented the Career Pathway Talk Series. The webinar series featured emerging and experienced library professionals, who have worked or are currently working in public, academic, special, and/or school libraries, sharing their stories and offering advice on how to navigate a career in the world of librarianship. All of the webinars can be viewed below.

Career Pathway Talk Series Webinar - How to Retain BIPOC Students and New Professionals in Librarianship 

Career Pathway Talk Series Webinar - No Experience Necessary: How Career Changers Can Find Success in Librarianship 

Career Pathway Talk Series Webinar - How to Network Effectively 

Career Pathway Talk Series Webinar - A College Student's Best Friend: The Academic Librarian

Career Pathway Talk Series Webinar - For the People: A Day in the Life in Public Librarianship

Career Pathway Talk Series Webinar - Librarianship Specializations Beyond “Traditional” Library Careers


Forum Bylaws

Forum Reports


2021-2022 ILA SANP Meeting Schedule

The ILA Students and New Professionals Forum meets quarterly on the third Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. To obtain the zoom information for an upcoming meeting, please contact Tamara Jenkins at tjenkins@ila.org.

  • November 18, 10-11 am

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Submit a Webinar Proposal

ILA Noon Network
The ILA Noon Network is a new learning resource for Illinois library professionals. The ILA Noon Network is afternoon micro-learning webinars on various topics designed to help achieve professional development goals.

Webinars are twenty to thirty minutes followed by a question and answer session. Webinars are held at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year (webinars are not held in October and December). If you have an idea for a future webinar or would like to present please email Tamara Jenkins at tjenkins@ila.org. or fill out this submission form.

 


Forum Leadership

  1. Kyra Lee Kyra Lee, Co-manager Technical Manager II at Illinois Department of Transportation
    Term ends 10/31/2023
  2. Sophie Kenney Sophie Kenney, Board liaison Assistant Director, Youth Department at Glen Ellyn Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2023

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