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Join Us For Trustee Day!
August 19, 2019 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
Join us for a full day of programming just for you at the 2019 ILA Annual Conference! Trustee Day will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 at the Tinley Park Convention Center.   The day will begin with a co…
Call for Presenters: Fall RAILS/IACRL Online Event on Promoting the Value of Libraries (Deadline Friday, Aug. 30)
August 16, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)  This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. To help with this …
Illinois Library Association Announces "IACRL @ ILA" Track at ILA Annual Conference
July 22, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via the Illinois Library Association) Join us for programming created just for academic library professionals at this year's ILA Annual Conference. The conference will be held October 22-24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Ti…
Debbie Smart, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Named Trustee of the Year
July 16, 2019 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
Debbie Smart, President of the Board of Library Trustees at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, is the 2019 Illinois Library Association (ILA) Trustee of the Year Award Recipient. This annual citation is awarded to a public library trustee for ac…
Heather McCammond-Watts, Glen Ellyn Public Library, Awarded Davis Cup
July 16, 2019 - Youth Services Forum (YSF)
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Davis Cup Award to Heather McCammond-Watts, Youth Department Head at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. This annual award, honoring Marion Davis, recognizes an …
Natalie Williams, Indian Prairie Public Library District, Wins Golden Ticket Award
July 16, 2019 - Youth Services Forum (YSF)
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Golden Ticket Award to Natalie Williams, Head of Youth Services at the Indian Prairie Public Library. This award is presented annually to an individual who …
Heather Colby, Homer Township Public Library District, Named Young Adult Librarian of the Year
July 16, 2019 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Heather Colby of the Homer Township Public Library District is the 2019 recipient of the Illinois Library Association’s Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award. The award, presented by ILA and the Young Adult Services Forum, recognizes an Illin…
Brian Shepard, Indian Trails Public Library District, Named Librarian of the Year
July 16, 2019 - Public Library Forum (PLF)
Brian Shepard, Executive Director of the Indian Trails Public Library District, is the recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Librarian of the Year Award. The award recognizes a librarian’s distinguished service and leadership in I…
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, …
Chris Renkosiak, Lincolnwood Public Library District, Named Recipient of the Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award
July 16, 2019 - Marketing Forum (MF)
Chris Renkosiak, Head of Marketing at the Lincolnwood Public Library, is the recipient of the 2019 Illinois Library Association Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award. The award recognizes a library employee who has performed excellent work in public…