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Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert - Advocacy Committee
February 10, 2022 - Advocacy Committee
The first goal of the ILA Strategic Plan is Advocacy. We don’t think this is only an alphabetical coincidence. Advocacy is a cornerstone of ILA and for all libraries. Everyone loves the library, but we are easily overlooked. The Advocacy Commit…
Committee Spotlight - Nominating Committee
September 16, 2021 - Nominating Committee
Come each April, members of ILA are encouraged to vote in the ILA Executive Board elections. Some of you may find yourselves asking - how are these candidates chosen? The answer begins with the Nominating Committee. In late summer/early fall prior to…
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, Named Recipient of the 2021 Intellectual Freedom Award
July 1, 2021 - Intellectual Freedom Committee
The 2021 Illinois Library Association Intellectual Freedom Award is awarded to Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. …
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
May 14, 2021 - ILA Reporter Advisory Committee
Obstacles always present opportunities. The 2020/21 ILA Reporter Advisory Committee members had the pleasure of serving in a year when many unique opportunities presented themselves.To begin, all ILA committees and forums were invited to th…
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
April 16, 2021 - iREAD Committee
Read on the Wild Side. Reading by Design. Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. These are just a few examples of some excellent summer reading program themes created by ILA's very own iREAD team.  The chances are that your library, along with…
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
March 5, 2021 - Best Practices Committee
The Best Practices Committee (BPC) is charged with promoting excellence in the Illinois library community by identifying and amplifying innovative services, community outreach initiatives, and management procedures both for the association …
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
January 7, 2021 - Awards Committee
The ILA Awards Committee is a group of volunteers committed to celebrating and increasing awareness of the excellent work, outstanding achievements, and all-around awesomeness of Illinois’s library professionals.  The committee’s mai…
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
December 10, 2020 - Intellectual Freedom Committee
The members of the Intellectual Freedom committee are dedicated to defending the rights of their community’s ability to access accurate information and to prevent censorship of library materials. We are available to assist and support…
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
August 6, 2020 - Fundraising Committee
Who puts the “fun” in fundraising? ILA’s Fundraising Committee, that’s who! Welcome new members Rebecca Pfenning and Karen McBride, and thank you Anjelica Rufus-Barnes, Ashely Stewart and Scott Drone-Silvers for their con…
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
February 20, 2020 - Intellectual Freedom Committee
Intellectual Freedom is a concept near and dear to our hearts.  Our Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee works to resist all attempts at censorship and serves as a ready brigade to assist you and your library with any cha…
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