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Registration Open for "My Library Is..." Online Roundtable for Academic Libraries (10:00-11:30 AM on Nov. 5)
September 30, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System) My Library Is... Online Roundtable for Academic Libraries Share tips, ideas, and best practices relevant to promoting the value of your academic library. On Tuesday, November 5, 10:00-11:30 A…
Forum Spotlight from the ILA Alert
September 26, 2019 - Reaching Forward Forum (RF)
The Reaching Forward Forum is working to plan and implement the Reaching Forward library staff development conference for May 2020 and has just begun meeting to consider the first batch of program submissions. Now going strong in its 31st y…
Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians: March to August 2019
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College Ahrens, Aric. (2019). Depository designations. DttP: A Quarterly Journal of Government Information Practice & Perspective, 47(1), 7-14.  Becks, Courtney. (2019). Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., letterpres…
Member Spotlight: Tracy Ruppman
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
  Tracy Ruppman Interviewed by Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College IACRL: How did you decide to pursue librarianship? Tracy Ruppman: I didn’t really decide; it just sort of happened. Or maybe I was destined for it, and I hadn’t known it…
ILA Reference Services Award winner Stacey Knight-Davis
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College Stacey Knight-Davis Stacey Knight-Davis is the Head of Library Technology Services at Eastern Illinois University and has won the ILA Reference Services Award for 2019. We wanted to catch up wit…
Chicago Research Summit
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Matt Ostercamp, North Park UniversityThe Chicago region is a great laboratory for learning. Its diverse population, complex economy, world-class cultural institutions, and natural setting are all ripe with possibilities for academic exploration. T…
ILA Conference Preview 2019
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois, Chicago This year, ILA 2019 will be held October 22–24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL. The theme this year is “Shift: Where Will You Grow?” and aims to focus…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois held their annual conference from September 11 to 13 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, IL. The theme of this year’s event, which marked the organi…
Meet the new Vice President/President Elect: Sue Franzen
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Andrea Jakubas, Illinois Institute of Technology Sue Franzen Congratulations on your election! What projects or opportunities are you most excited about? Thank you! I am looking forward to the upcoming IACRL unconference and luncheon a…
Interview with Gwen Gregory, Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Gwen Gregory   by Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College IACRL: Congratulations on winning Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year! Did you do anything fun to celebrate? Gwen Gregory: My colleagues at work got me flowers, which was very special. I fee…
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