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Fall Semester Town Hall (July 29): Seeking Panelists
June 22, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Greetings librarians! IACRL and RAILS are planning a Fall Semester Town Hall on Wednesday, July 29th from 10am-12pm. If you are interested in sharing what your library is doing in regards to reopening your physical spaces or what your librarians are …
Call for Feedback from Members: Updating IACRL Bylaws (Deadline Tuesday, June 30)
June 12, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via the IACRL Bylaws Committee)  IACRL has charged an Ad hoc Bylaws Committee to undertake a review of the IACRL Bylaws, which were last amended on October 8, 2009. The Bylaws Committee is Rob Morrison (NLU), Gwen Gregory (UIC), and Steve Brant…
YASF Meeting Minutes: 5.14.20
May 22, 2020 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
https://yasfnews.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/may-14-2020-meeting/
IACRL Election Results
May 4, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The results of the 2020 IACRL elections, which took place from April 1 to 30, are available. Congratulations to the newly elected Vice-President/President-Elect, Emily Gilbert of Rasmussen College, and the newly elected Secretary/Treasurer, Qiana Joh…
Illinois Library Trustee Spring Webinar
May 1, 2020 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
With the cancellation of the 2020 Trustee Workshop in Oakbrook, the Library Trustee Forum converted its in-person program to a free webinar -- Plan – Implement – Communicate:  Building Strategic Planning and Storytelling Capacit…
YASF Meeting Minutes 4.9.20
April 20, 2020 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
https://yasfnews.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/april-09-2020-meeting/
Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians: October 2019 to February 2020
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
compiled by Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College, and Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University Annesley, T., Anderson, K., Cochran, A., Crotty, D., Gallagher, R., & Hinchliffe, Lisa J. (2019). Challenges facing society journals. Clinical Che…
Call for 2020 ILA Award Nominations
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College Gwen Gregory, 2019 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year and JJ Pionke, 2019 Winner of Crosman Memorial Award Each year, the ILA presents awards to the information professionals nominated by their colleag…
Message from the President
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
I had a very different President’s Message prepared to send out but then the CoVID -19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic struck. I am not sure I have used the term “unprecedented times” so many times. The Illinois Library Association has…
IACRL Journal Article Discussion Club: Two Years and Going Strong
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois UniversityDuring the summer of 2018, Vice President/President Elect Eric Edwards sent out an email looking for IACRL members who would be interested in joining a journal article discussion club. At that point…
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