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.

Forum Bylaws

2020-2021 ILA SANP Meeting Schedule

Quarterly, third Wednesday at 12pm via Zoom

November, 18, 2020, 12-1pm
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February 17, 2021, 12-1pm
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May 19, 2021, 12-1pm
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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.


Forum Leadership

  1. Anjelica Rufus-Barnes Anjelica Rufus-Barnes, Co-manager Reference Librarian at Prospect Heights Public Library District
    Term ends 01/31/2022
  2. Patricia Chavez Patricia Chavez, Co-manager Library Research Information Specialist at Rush University
    Term ends 01/31/2021
  3. Jose Miguel Ruiz Jose Miguel Ruiz, Board liaison Supervising Librarian Robert Crown Branch at Evanston Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2021

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