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Call for 2020 ILA Award Nominations
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College Gwen Gregory, 2019 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year and JJ Pionke, 2019 Winner of Crosman Memorial Award Each year, the ILA presents awards to the information professionals nominated by their colleag…
Message from the President
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
I had a very different President’s Message prepared to send out but then the CoVID -19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic struck. I am not sure I have used the term “unprecedented times” so many times. The Illinois Library Association has…
IACRL Journal Article Discussion Club: Two Years and Going Strong
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois UniversityDuring the summer of 2018, Vice President/President Elect Eric Edwards sent out an email looking for IACRL members who would be interested in joining a journal article discussion club. At that point…
ILA 2019 Conference Recap
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College The Illinois Library Association Annual Conference for 2019 was located in Tinley Park, Illinois and ran from October 22 to 24. The conference title SHIFT – Where Will You Grow? was aptly named in res…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update, Spring 2020
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State LibraryThe Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) will hold its 2020 Conference from Wednesday, September 2, to Friday, September 4, at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois. The Conference Planning Committe…
Member Spotlight: Sarah McHone-Chase
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago Sarah McHone-Chase is currently Head of User Services at Founders Memorial Library at Northern Illinois University where she has worked in a variety of roles for more than 14 years. She has an MA i…
RAILS Small/For-Profit Academic Library Networking Group: Spring 2020
March 20, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen CollegeThe Small/For-Profit Academic Library Networking Group, founded in 2019 through RAILS, is celebrating a year of sharing ideas and best practices! In 2019 we met in person at the Chicago School of Professional Psycho…
Position Changes and Job Listings in IL Academic Libraries
March 17, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Christopher Morgan has joined the UIC Library as Collection Analysis and Maintenance Librarian. He formerly worked at the UIUC Library. Sean Murphy started as the new Access Services Librarian at Illinois Institute of Technology in November of 2019. …
Reminder: IACRL Journal Club Partnering with CARLI Instruction Committee for February 26 Online Meeting at 1:00 PM
February 21, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interested in discussing current topics in librarianship with colleagues in Illinois? Michelle Nielsen Ott is putting together a schedule for the IACRL Journal Club for 2020. Based on feedback, it is switching to bi-monthly and is partnering with the…
RTSF Program Planning Meeting Notes, February 7, 2020
February 11, 2020 - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
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