Committee & Forum News


Reopening Small and Rural Libraries Webinar Recording Available
September 2, 2020 - Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL)
The ILA Small and Rural Libraries Forum hosted a discussion of how small and rural libraries are responding to reopening. A panel of library directors discussed what worked,  how they adapted to challenges and altered plans when needed, and …
Reminder: Voting Open for IACRL People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing (Polls Close Monday, August 31)
August 21, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
This is a reminder that voting is open for the IACRL People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and the…
YASF Meeting Minutes: 8.13.20
August 21, 2020 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Dr. Ronald Rodgers Named 2020 Trustee of the Year Recipient
August 20, 2020 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
Dr. Ronald Rodgers, Treasurer of the Board of Library Trustees at the Wilmette Public Library, is the 2020 Illinois Library Association (ILA) Trustee of the Year Award Recipient. This annual citation is awarded to a public library trustee for achieve…
Trustee Programming at the ILA Virtual Conference
August 20, 2020 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
The 2020 ILA Virtual Annual Conference will be held October 20-22. This year's conference will look different, but we still have a strong schedule of programming for our Trustee attendees. The programs listed below are suggested for Trustees, bu…
Let the Tournament of Books Commence!
August 13, 2020 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
By Board Member At-Large Martha Sullivan Nominations for this year’s Tournament of Books is underway, and we’ve already seen a bunch of great nominations! We wanted to take a moment to highlight some of these great titles, so that we can …
Registration Open for August IACRL Journal Club Discussion - Topic is "How Students Engage with News" (Tuesday, August 11, 1:00-2:00 PM)
August 6, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)  Join IACRL for our next Journal Club discussion, via Zoom on Tuesday, August 11, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Everyone is invited to attend. We will be discussing "How Students Engage with News: Five Takeawa…
Committee Spotlight - Fundraising Committee
August 6, 2020 - Fundraising Committee
Who puts the “fun” in fundraising? ILA’s Fundraising Committee, that’s who! Welcome new members Rebecca Pfenning and Karen McBride, and thank you Anjelica Rufus-Barnes, Ashely Stewart and Scott Drone-Silvers for their con…
Northwestern’s Beestrum is 2020 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
August 3, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via the Illinois Library Association) Molly Beestrum, Education and Curriculum Coordinator at Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, is the 2020 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Illin…
Presenters and Topics Announced for IACRL/IHLS/RAILS Fall Semester Town Hall (Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
July 28, 2020 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
IACRL, in partnership with IHLS and RAILS, will host a Fall Semester Town Hall on Zoom from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 29. The event will feature the following presenters (more information on the topics each one will discuss is avai…
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