Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)

The Student & 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.

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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 Wednesday. If you have an idea for a future webinar or would like to present please email Tamara Jenkins at or fill out this submission form.

Nominate someone for an ILA Award! 

The Illinois Library Association’s awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. The program increases awareness of the contributions of all association participants, including recipients, sponsors, co-sponsors, and committees/forums. Please see the individual award pages for specific terms, criteria, and eligibility.

The following awards may be of particular interest to students and new professionals. Please visit the ILA Awards page for information on all awards. 

Crosman Memorial Award
This award recognizes the achievements of the library workers who are new or relatively new to the field and encourages continued involvement in the profession. Other awards honor those who have accomplished a great deal over a long period of time; this award is to honor people who have accomplished a great deal in a short time.

Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Education
Scholarship grant for the pursuit of education in librarianship; the scholarship may be used for a graduate or undergraduate class, a class in an LTA program, registration fees for a workshop, webinar, seminar, conference or other educational opportunity.


  1. May 27 2020

    Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP) Meeting

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00pm

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Forum Leadership

  1. Anjelica Rufus-Barnes Anjelica Rufus-Barnes, Co-manager Reference Librarian at Prospect Heights Public Library District
  2. Carol Ng-He Carol Ng-He, Co-manager Exhibits Coordinator at Arlington Heights Memorial Library

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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