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Heather Love Beverly is the Recipient of the 2021 Davis Cup
September 13, 2021 - Youth Services Forum (YSF)
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Davis Cup Award to Heather Love Beverly, Children’s Services Assistant Manager at the Cook Memorial Public Library District. This annual award, honori…
Shelley Harris is the Recipient of the 2021 Golden Ticket Award
September 13, 2021 - Youth Services Forum (YSF)
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Golden Ticket Award to Shelley Harris, Children’s Librarian at the Oak Park Public Library. This award is presented annually to an individual who has …
Genevieve Stevens is the Recipient of the 2021 Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award
September 13, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Genevieve Stevens, who currently works as an Adult Services Librarian in the Adult & Teen Services Department at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library and who was formerly a Teen Librarian at the Naperville Public Library, is the 2021 recipient of the…
Christine Westerlund is the Recipient of the 2021 Trustee of the Year Award
September 13, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
Christine Westerlund, Vice President of the Board of Trustees at the Chatham Area Public Library District, is the 2021 Illinois Library Association (ILA) Trustee of the Year Award recipient. This annual citation is awarded to a public library trustee…
Rudolph Host III is the Recipient of the 2021 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award.
September 13, 2021 - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
Rudolph (Rudy) Host III, Systems Engineer and Network Administrator for SWAN, is the recipient of the 2021 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award. This annual award, presented by ILA’s Resources and Technical Services Forum and sponsored by Today&#…
Forum Spotlight - Reaching Forward Forum
September 9, 2021 - Reaching Forward Forum (RF)
The Reaching Forward Forum plans and executes the annual Reaching Forward Conference in order to provide professional opportunities for library staff to grow, learn, and connect with new ideas. Our virtual conference in May, 2021 was v…
Resolution Recognizing the Service of Lynn DeSmidt
August 27, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
At its June 5, 2021, meeting the ILA Library Trustee Forum unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the service of Executive Board member Lynn DeSmidt.  View the full resolution
Resolution Recognizing the Service of Margaret (Peggy) Danhof
August 27, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
At its June 5, 2021, meeting the ILA Library Trustee Forum unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the service of Executive Board member Margaret (Peggy) Danhof  View the full resolution
YASF Meeting Minutes 8.12.21
August 27, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
https://yasfnews.wordpress.com/2021/08/27/august-12-2021-meeting/
Forum Spotlight from the ILA Alert
August 19, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries is a group of 160 academic librarians across the state. IACRL has the distinction of being both an ILA forum and a state chapter of ACRL. As such, IACRL leadership is able to work with b…
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