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Member Spotlight - Alea Perez, Best Practices Committee Chair
November 30, 2022 - Best Practices Committee
This week's member spotlight is on Alea Perez. Alea is the Young Adult Services Manager at the Forest Park Public Library. She also serves as the chair of the ILA Best Practices Committee. We asked Alea to tell us a little about herself and…
Committee Spotlight - Diversity Committee
October 13, 2022 - Diversity Committee
Charged with addressing issues in diversity, the ILA Diversity Committee works toward developing and recommending purposeful and actionable strategies to increase diversity within ILA. As part of the ILA Strategic Plan, diversity …
YASF Meeting Minutes 9/8/22
October 7, 2022 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Young Adult Services Forum Meeting Minutes September 8, 2022 Izabel Gronski (Chicago), Outgoing Manager; Kylie Peters (Geneva), Manager; Krista Hutley (Wilmette), Incoming Manager YASF Meeting  – Thurs. 10/20, 12-1:30 p.m. Youth and Young …
Trustee Session at #ILAAC22
October 5, 2022 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
The annual tax levy ordinance is the source of 90-95% of your library’s revenues. Determining the library district levy seems daunting and, indeed, there are plenty of “devils in the details.” But a few simple rules will help Truste…
Message from the incoming IACRL President: Dan Matthews
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Dan Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College Hello IACRL! I’m looking forward to the year ahead. Librarians continue to do lots of excellent and exciting work around the state, and it’s infinitely encouraging to see. We also continue to…
IACRL Unconference at ILA
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
By Lori Noe, Frontier Community College After several years of virtual meetings, the IACRL Unconference is back to a face to face format.  The Unconference is Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 am in Room 46-48 of the ILA Conference.  This annua…
ILA 2022 Conference Preview
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Robin Harris, Northeastern Illinois University The Illinois Library Association Conference will be held in-person for the first time in more than two years! ILA 2022 will be held October 18-20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Ro…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) held its 2022 Annual Conference online from September 7 to 9. The Conference was originally scheduled to take place in person at the Starved Rock Lodge & Con…
Member Spotlight: Caitlin Archer-Helke
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed By Kim Tipton, McHenry County College Library Caitlin Archer-Helke with her cat, Elvis Caitlin Archer-Helke is currently the Acquisitions and Content Support Specialist at the national law firm Dykema, in the law library of their Chi…
Meet the New IACRL Secretary: Christina Norton
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Kim Tipton, McHenry County College Library Christina Norton is your newly elected IACRL Secretary. She’s currently the Online Learning Librarian at Bradley University, where she also serves as a liaison librarian with some instru…
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