Committee & Forum News


ILA 2021 Youth & Young Adult Services Unconference
August 12, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
The ILA Young Adult Services Forum and Youth Services Forum are hosting an Unconference at the 2021 ILA Annual Conference on Thursday, October 14, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Conference registration is required to attend. Suggest issues or topics to …
Sue Franzen named 2021 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
July 14, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Susan R. Franzen, Nursing Librarian at Milner Library at Illinois State University, is the 2021 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. The award, presented by the ILA Illinois Association of…
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. …
Linda Vering, Northbrook Public Library, Named Recipient of the Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award
July 1, 2021 - Marketing Forum (MF)
Linda Vering, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Northbrook Public Library, is the recipient of the 2021 Illinois Library Association Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award. The award recognizes a library employee who has performed excellent…
YASF Meeting Minutes 5.13.21
June 9, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Forum Spotlight - Library Trustee Forum
May 27, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
In spite of every challenge presented within the last 14 months we continued to work to serve and provide needed resources and services to library patrons. As we begin to rebound, redefine, and reimagine the future the Library Trustee Forum stands re…
Committee Spotlight - ILA Reporter Advisory Committee
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…
IACRL Election Results
May 4, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The results of the 2021 IACRL elections, which took place from April 1 to 30, are available. Congratulations to the newly elected Vice-President/President-Elect, Dan Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College, and the newly elected Secretar…
YASF Meeting Minutes 4.8.21
April 29, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Forum Spotlight - Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)
April 22, 2021 - Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP)
For library students or those who are new to the profession, networking and getting involved in professional organizations can, at times, be difficult or overwhelming. The Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP) exists to help connect students an…
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