Reminder: Nominations for Illinois Library Association Awards and Scholarships Due Wednesday, May 15

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

May 15, 2019

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Today is the last day to nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for a 2019 ILA Award. The ILA Awards Program recognizes and honors the BEST in librarianship and library service in Illinois.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to:

*   Review the list of ILA Awards*   Compile a list of nominees*   Submit your nomination


The list of awards is below. Please click on the specific award for additional information.



Apply today for one or both of the scholarships we have available to help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship. Scholarships may be used for classes, registration fees for workshops, seminars, conferences or other educational opportunities. The deadline for scholarships is May 15, 2019. 

  • The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship was established to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services staff member who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILA Annual Conference. View additional information about the scholarship HERE
  • The Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education was established for the pursuit of education in librarianship 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. View additional information about the scholarship grant HERE
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.

Visit the iREAD website »