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Resolution Recognizing the Service of Percy Harry
November 22, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
At its November 20, 2021, meeting the ILA Library Trustee Forum unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the service of Executive Board of Percy Harris.  View the full resolution
Resolution Recognizing the Service of Lila Marek
November 22, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
At its November 20, 2021, meeting the ILA Library Trustee Forum unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the service of Executive Board of Lila Marek.  View the full resolution
IACRL Fall Spark Event Postponed
November 8, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Spark: Open Pathways – Exploring the Intersections of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Open Educational Resources, will be delayed until the spring. The date is yet to be determined, but we are aiming for May 2022. We appreciate your flexib…
Co-Manager Vacancy - Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)
November 5, 2021 - Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)
The ILA Students and New Professionals Forum is seeking a Co-Manager who can help the group grow while serving a two-year term, which will begin February 1, 2022. The potential Co-Manager must be a personal member of ILA who is ei…
SARL Forum featured in RAILS My Library Is... Blog
September 28, 2021 - Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL)
Read the blog post here. 
Position Changes & Job Listings in IL Academic Libraries: Fall 2021
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College Alissa Droog started at NIU as an Assistant Professor, Education & Social Sciences Librarian on April 1, 2020, but ended up working the whole last year remotely from Canada. She will finally be…
Meet Sue Franzen, 2021 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Kim Tipton, McHenry County College Sue Franzen, 2021 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year We congratulate Sue Franzen on being named ILA’s 2021 Academic Librarian of the Year. You may recognize Sue as IACRL President, but she …
ILA 2021 Conference and IACRL Unconference Preview
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Christina Norton, Bradley University ILA Conference Preview The 2021 Illinois Library Association Conference is once again online this year, with keynotes, presentations, and meetings from 9 AM to 4 PM each day from October 12 to 14th. The theme o…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update: Fall 2021
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference, which was originally scheduled for Starved Rock State Park & Lodge, will instead take place entirely online this year. It will last from Wed…
IACRL Member Spotlight: Annette Alvarado
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Meet Annette Alvarado, Loyola University Chicago Interviewed by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois, Chicago Annette Alvarado, Loyola University Chicago Annette Alvarado is currently a Research & Learning Librarian at Loyola University Chicago…
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