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Sue Franzen named 2021 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
July 14, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Susan R. Franzen, Nursing Librarian at Milner Library at Illinois State University, is the 2021 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. The award, presented by the ILA Illinois Association of…
YASF Meeting Minutes 5.13.21
June 9, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
https://yasfnews.wordpress.com/2021/06/08/may-13-2021-meeting/
Forum Spotlight from the ILA Alert
May 27, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
In spite of every challenge presented within the last 14 months we continued to work to serve and provide needed resources and services to library patrons. As we begin to rebound, redefine, and reimagine the future the Library Trustee Forum stands re…
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
May 14, 2021 - ILA Reporter Advisory Committee
Obstacles always present opportunities. The 2020/21 ILA Reporter Advisory Committee members had the pleasure of serving in a year when many unique opportunities presented themselves.To begin, all ILA committees and forums were invited to th…
IACRL Election Results
May 4, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The results of the 2021 IACRL elections, which took place from April 1 to 30, are available. Congratulations to the newly elected Vice-President/President-Elect, Dan Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College, and the newly elected Secretar…
YASF Meeting Minutes 4.8.21
April 29, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
https://yasfnews.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/april-8-2021-meeting/
Forum Spotlight from the ILA Alert
April 22, 2021 - Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)
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…
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
April 16, 2021 - iREAD Committee
Read on the Wild Side. Reading by Design. Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. These are just a few examples of some excellent summer reading program themes created by ILA's very own iREAD team.  The chances are that your library, along with…
Forum Spotlight from the ILA Alert
April 1, 2021 - Marketing Forum (MF)
Whether you work in a large marketing department, or wear a part-time marketing hat along with many other “duties as assigned,” check out the ILA Marketing Forum. The Forum represents the interests of library marketers and provides opport…
Message from the IACRL President: Spring 2021
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
IACRL President Sue Franzen One year ago on March 21st, Governor Pritzker directed Illinois residents to stay home and essentially shut down Illinois to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Our lives and libraries have not been the same since.  Dur…
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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