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OER Campus Kickstart: Award for Growing Illinois OER Programs
January 30, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is excited to announce that they are opening applications for the OER Campus Kickstart: Award for Growing Illinois OER Programs. If you have been loo…
YASF Meeting Minutes: 11/15/22
January 24, 2023 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Young Adult Services Forum Meeting Minutes November 15, 2022 Krista Hutley (Wilmette), Manager; Andrea Johnson (Mount Prospect), Incoming Manager Tournament of Books – Jennie Stevens iREAD – Katie Parfitt (The 2023 iREAD Store is liv…
Literacy Focus: Welcoming Places, Safe Spaces
January 17, 2023 - Reaching Forward Forum (RF)
ILA member Rosie Camargo, Reaching Forward Forum Manager-Elect, spoke to Publisher's Weekly about the importance of libraries being welcoming and safe spaces. "Camargo is also a speaker and trainer of teachers/librarians across the country, encouragi…
Call for submissions: IACRL 2023 People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing
January 17, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award will give academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportun…
The Trusty Trustee Vol 3. Issue 3
December 21, 2022 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
The ILA Library Trustee Forum newsletter, The Trusty Trustee, serves as a resource for the ILA trustee community (members and non-members) by providing the latest education, information, and news to help trustees successfully perform their duties. Si…
Chicagoans of the Year for Books: Librarians and library workers of Illinois fight for dignity during a year of challenges
December 21, 2022 - Intellectual Freedom Committee
Article in Chicago Tribune "Chicagoans of the Year for Books: Librarians and library workers of Illinois fight for dignity during a year of challenges" When Julie Milavec thinks back on the past 12 months, her sigh gets long and heavy, almo…
Member Spotlight - Alea Perez, Best Practices Committee Chair
November 30, 2022 - Best Practices Committee
This week's member spotlight is on Alea Perez. Alea is the Young Adult Services Manager at the Forest Park Public Library. She also serves as the chair of the ILA Best Practices Committee. We asked Alea to tell us a little about herself and…
Committee Spotlight - Diversity Committee
October 13, 2022 - Diversity Committee
Charged with addressing issues in diversity, the ILA Diversity Committee works toward developing and recommending purposeful and actionable strategies to increase diversity within ILA. As part of the ILA Strategic Plan, diversity …
YASF Meeting Minutes 9/8/22
October 7, 2022 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Young Adult Services Forum Meeting Minutes September 8, 2022 Izabel Gronski (Chicago), Outgoing Manager; Kylie Peters (Geneva), Manager; Krista Hutley (Wilmette), Incoming Manager YASF Meeting  – Thurs. 10/20, 12-1:30 p.m. Youth and Young …
Trustee Session at #ILAAC22
October 5, 2022 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
The annual tax levy ordinance is the source of 90-95% of your library’s revenues. Determining the library district levy seems daunting and, indeed, there are plenty of “devils in the details.” But a few simple rules will help Truste…
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