Committee & Forum News


Forum Spotlight - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
January 28, 2021 - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
The Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) provides networking and continuing education opportunities for library workers who specialize in cataloging, acquisitions, collection management, and collection development. Over the last se…
Reminder: Registration Open for IACRL’s Streaming of ACRL Webinar “Teaching Online in Plain Language” (Wed., Jan. 27, 1:00-2:30 PM)
January 26, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect) Join the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries for a viewing of the ACRL webinar “Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, …
2021 Tournament of Books
January 19, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Welcome to the 2021 Tournament of Books! Thirty-two of the finest young adult novels published in 2020 have been selected to battle it out in this years tournament, judged by Illinois librarians!  Visit So like YA know... for updates.
YASF Meeting Minutes: 11.12.20
January 14, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
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…
Call for Nominations for the IACRL Executive Board Election
December 4, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The IACRL Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Board Election. In April 2021, members will vote for the IACRL Vice-President/President-elect and Secretary.  Vice-President/President-elect is three-yea…
Reminder: Registration Open for IACRL People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing Webinar (Monday, November 9, 1:00-2:00 PM)
November 5, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing was established in 2020. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favori…
IACRL Bylaws Proposed Changes
November 2, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The Ad hoc Bylaws Committee convened this summer to conduct the first review since 2009.  The process included input from membership, culminating in an Open Hearing in September, resulting in substantive discussions and revisions.  The prop…
Natalie Hall is the Recipient of the 2020 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
October 1, 2020 - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
Natalie Hall, Technical Services Coordinator at Moraine Valley Community College Library, is the recipient of the 2020 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award. This annual award, presented by ILA’s Resources and Technical Services Forum and sponsore…
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