Committee & Forum News


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…
Committee Spotlight - iREAD Committee
April 16, 2021 - iREAD Committee
Read on the Wild Side. Reading by Design. Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. These are just a few examples of some excellent summer reading program themes created by ILA's very own iREAD team.  The chances are that your library, along with…
Forum Spotlight - Marketing Forum
April 1, 2021 - Marketing Forum (MF)
Whether you work in a large marketing department, or wear a part-time marketing hat along with many other “duties as assigned,” check out the ILA Marketing Forum. The Forum represents the interests of library marketers and provides opport…
Message from the IACRL President: Spring 2021
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
IACRL President Sue Franzen One year ago on March 21st, Governor Pritzker directed Illinois residents to stay home and essentially shut down Illinois to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Our lives and libraries have not been the same since.  Dur…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update: Spring 2021
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library As has been the case for many Illinois library groups, the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) organization has had to adapt its programming, due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. HSLI i…
IACRL Member Spotlight, Spring 2021: Olia Sweiss
March 17, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Olia Sweiss, Midwestern Career College Interviewed by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois Chicago Olia Sweiss is the sole librarian at Midwestern Career College, wearing many hats to ensure health sciences students are connected to the resources t…
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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