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April 1, 2021 - Marketing Forum (MF)
Whether you work in a large marketing department, or wear a part-time marketing hat along with many other “duties as assigned,” check out the ILA Marketing Forum. The Forum represents the interests of library marketers and provides opport…
Message from the IACRL President: Spring 2021
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
IACRL President Sue Franzen One year ago on March 21st, Governor Pritzker directed Illinois residents to stay home and essentially shut down Illinois to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Our lives and libraries have not been the same since.  Dur…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update: Spring 2021
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library As has been the case for many Illinois library groups, the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) organization has had to adapt its programming, due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. HSLI i…
IACRL Member Spotlight, Spring 2021: Olia Sweiss
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Olia Sweiss, Midwestern Career College Interviewed by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois Chicago Olia Sweiss is the sole librarian at Midwestern Career College, wearing many hats to ensure health sciences students are connected to the resources t…
Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians: October 2020-March 2021
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College, and Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University  Aldred, B. Grantham. 2020. “Asynchronizing with the Framework: Reflections on the Process of Creating an Asynchronous Library Assi…
IACRL Introduces New DEI Task Force
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois Chicago On February 12, 2021, Emily Gilbert, Vice President/President Elect of IACRL called the first meeting of the IACRL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. The task force consists of five members …
Nominate an IACRL Member for a 2021 ILA Award!
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Sara Benson, 2020 Crosman Memorial Award Natalie Hall, 2020 Technical Services Award Rebecca Ginsburg, 2020 Intellectual Freedom Award by Christina Norton, Bradley University Now is the time to recognize the efforts of excellent Illinois academic lib…
Position Changes & Job Listings in IL Academic Libraries: Spring 2021
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
compiled by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College   Sarah B. Hill began serving as Director of Library Services for Lake Land College this January. Prior to that she was Information Services Librarian at Lake Land College. Liz Hollendonner ac…
YASF Meeting Minutes: 2.11.21
March 9, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
https://yasfnews.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/february-11-2021-meeting/
RAILS For-Profit & Small Academic Libraries Group to Meet March 18
March 9, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The RAILS discussion group for For-Profit and Small Academic Libraries will hold their next meeting on Thursday, March 18th, from 11 AM to 12 PM. Those interested in attending should contact the host, Emily Gilbert (Emily.Gilbert@rasmussen.edu) to be…
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