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2022 ILA Award Nominations Are Open: Nominate a colleague – or yourself!
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Kim Tipton, McHenry County College Last year's winner of the ILA Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award, Sue Franzen! Do you know an Illinois academic librarian who has made an impact this year at their library? Are you an Illinois academic…
Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians: October 2021-March 2022
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College, and Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University Benson, Sara R., Carla S. Myers, and Timothy Vollmer. 2022. “Washington Hotline.” College & Research Libraries News 83 (2): 84…
IACRL Unconference Report from ILA 2021
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
By Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University For the 2021 IACRL Unconference, held as part of ILA Virtual 2021, President Emily Gilbert, Past-President Sue Franzen, and President-Elect Dan Matthews did what academic librarians do best–t…
Message from the President: Spring 2022
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Emily Gilbert, University of Illinois Chicago Emily Gilbert, IACRL President 2021-22 As we approach the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdowns this month, I’m sure most of us are wrestling with some difficult feelings. We have all under…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update: Spring 2022
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference for 2022, themed “Rock Solid Information Practices,” is currently scheduled to take place in person, at the Starved Rock Lodge & Confe…
Position Changes & Job Listings in IL Academic Libraries: Spring 2022
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College Cara Forster is now Research & Learning Librarian & Subject Specialist for Biology, Nursing, and Public Health at Loyola University Chicago Libraries. Emily Gilbert began as Assistant Profe…
IACRL Member Spotlight Spring 2022: Leora Siegel
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Meet Leora Siegel and the Lenhardt Library at the Chicago Botanic Garden by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois, Chicago Leora Siegel, Lenhardt Library at the Chicago Botanic Garden Leora Siegel is Senior Director of the Lenhardt Library at the Ch…
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives: Feedback from ILA 2021
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Kent Lacombe (ISU), Elena Carrillo (UIC), Gwen Gregory (NIU) The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee assumed an active role in soliciting feedback at the Illinois Library …
IACRL and CARLI Partner for Spark: Open Pathways on April 1
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Christina Norton, Bradley University The IACRL Conference and Continuing Education Committee is partnering with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) OER Committee to present the next Spark event: "Open Pathway…
Forum Spotlight from the ILA Alert - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
February 17, 2022 - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
The Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) supports library staff who specialize in cataloging, collection development and management, acquisitions, and technology. Through networking and continuing education, we seek to improve access to and …
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