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Forums allow members to connect with one another on various specialized topics and interests. Informally structured, forum members work with one another to develop and present conference programs and informational literature, among other activities.

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Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

About IACRL

Chapter of Association of College & Research Libraries

IACRL is a chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries

The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) is a forum of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) and a chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). For the purposes of this forum, academic libraries include college, community, technical and junior colleges and university libraries as well as research libraries not affiliated with academic institutions.

Library Trustee Forum (LTF)

Maintains a continuing education program and information network for library trustees and encourages citizens’ use and support of libraries.

Marketing Forum (MF)

The Marketing Forum represents the interests of library marketers and provides a forum for them to network, share ideas and strategies, and develop best practices to disseminate through the ILA website and other channels, including conferences and events.

Public Library Forum (PLF)

This forum gives voice to the needs of public library managers in Illinois. The forum has a yearly meeting at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference.

Reaching Forward Forum (RF)










Our mission is to provide professional opportunities for library staff
to grow, learn, and connect with new ideas.

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Reference Services Forum (RSF)

The Reference Services Forum (RSF) offers opportunities to share and enhance reference skills, including readers’ advisory, as well as to promote and recognize quality library reference service.

Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)

Focuses on the development, design, application, and integration of various technologies to improve access to and delivery of information to libraries.

Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)

Creating and providing professional development opportunities and materials for library staff members working with young adult populations.

Youth Services Forum (YSF)

Addresses the needs and interests of those concerned with quality library service for children.

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