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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 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
March 10, 2022 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
The YASF (Young Adult Services Forum) provides resources and opportunities for library staff serving teens through meetings, programs, professional development opportunities, and social media.  We give Illinois library workers the chance to lear…
Forum Spotlight - 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 …
YASF Meeting 1.13.22
February 8, 2022 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
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Small and Rural Libraries Forum Interest Form
January 26, 2022 - Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL)
The ILA Small and Rural Libraries Forum represents the interests of small and rural libraries in Illinois, provides a forum for staff at all levels and trustees to discuss issues of particular interest to small and rural libraries, and encourages act…
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