Committee & Forum News


Committee Spotlight - Best Practices Committee
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 - Awards Committee
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 - Intellectual Freedom Committee
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 - Fundraising Committee
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 - Intellectual Freedom Committee
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…
Committee Spotlight - Advocacy Committee
November 21, 2019 - Advocacy Committee
Folks often think that ‘advocacy’ is just talking with elected officials when you need something. And since that’s the case, they don’t need to worry about it because their director or their Trustees or the ILA staff know…
Committee Spotlight - iREAD Committee
October 17, 2019 - iREAD Committee
The iREAD Committee is a dynamic group of volunteers dedicated to promoting reading, literacy and learning for all ages every year. The main task of the committee is to create content for the iREAD Program every summer, including determinin…
Dr. Nicole Cooke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Named Recipient of the Intellectual Freedom Award
July 16, 2019 - Intellectual Freedom Committee
The 2019 Illinois Library Association Intellectual Freedom Award is awarded to Dr. Nicole Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The award, presented by the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, …
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