Committee & Forum News


RAILS For-Profit & Small Academic Libraries Group to Meet March 18
March 9, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The RAILS discussion group for For-Profit and Small Academic Libraries will hold their next meeting on Thursday, March 18th, from 11 AM to 12 PM. Those interested in attending should contact the host, Emily Gilbert ( to be…
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 …
YASF Meeting Minutes: 01.14.2021
February 8, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
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…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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