Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)

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.


Career Pathway Talk Series 2021-2022

The ILA Students and New Professionals (SANP) Forum, in partnership with the ILA Noon Network, will present the 2021- 2022 Career Pathway Talk Series on January 19, March 16, and May 18, 2022. The webinar series features 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 are free and registration is required for each webinar. Out-of-state students and new professionals in librarianship are welcome to register for these webinars.

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

Understanding the importance of an inclusive workplace is important for library staff at all levels. Black, Indigenous and People of Color remain underrepresented in LIS, despite the influx of diversity, equity & inclusion efforts by many library systems. Why is this happening and what can we do as students and new professionals to change the narrative? Through this informative webinar, library professionals will discuss key issues that present barriers for BIPOC library workers, strategies for fostering an inclusive workplace, and offer advice on recruiting and retaining BIPOC library workers. This webinar will be held on May 18, 2022 and registration is required


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 - 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


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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.

  • May 20, 10-11 am
  • August 19, 10-11 am
  • November 18, 10-11 am

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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.

 



News

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 from the ILA Alert
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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Events

  1. May 20 2022

    ILA SANP Forum Quarterly Meeting

    Friday, May 20, 2022 10:00am–11:00am

    Zoom Meeting

  2. Aug 19 2022

    ILA SANP Forum Quarterly Meeting

    Friday, Aug 19, 2022 10:00am–11:00am

    Zoom Meeting

  3. Nov 18 2022

    ILA SANP Forum Quarterly Meeting

    Friday, Nov 18, 2022 10:00am–11:00am

    Zoom Meeting

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Forum Leadership

  1. Kyra Lee Kyra Lee, Co-manager MS/LIS Student, Library Associate at Chicago Public Library
    Term ends 01/31/2023
  2. Sarai Barrios Sarai Barrios, Co-manager Eisenhower Public Library District
    Term ends 02/01/2024
  3. Anjelica Rufus-Barnes Anjelica Rufus-Barnes, Member Reference Librarian at Prospect Heights Public Library District
    Term ends 07/01/2022

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