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RAILS/IACRL Networking Event at Prairie State College on November 12
October 10, 2018 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Monday, November 12, 9:30-noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This event is open to all academic librarians and will featu…
Reaching Forward Call for Program Proposals
October 4, 2018 - Reaching Forward Forum (RF)
The Reaching Forward Conference Committee is accepting program submissions for the 2019 Conference, which will be held Friday, May 3, at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Proposals must be submitted using the online proposal form. Incomplet…
Message from IACRL President Eric Edwards
October 1, 2018 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library As the incoming President of IACRL, I would like to thank you for your interest in the organization and inform you of some upcoming opportunities. Many of you are aware that IACRL did not hold a stand-alone confer…
ILA Conference Preview
October 1, 2018 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College Registration is still open for the ILA Annual Conference! This year the conference will run from October 9-11, with the preconference on October 8, and it will be held at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois. T…
Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program Report
October 1, 2018 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library How do the leadership styles of Abraham Lincoln, Bob Knight, and Benito Mussolini differ? That was one of the questions attendees at the Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program contemplated with almost 100 o…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update
October 1, 2018 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois held their annual conference from September 26 to 28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center (also known as Riverview Inn & Suites) in Rockford, I…
IACRL Member Spotlight: Jennifer Jackson
October 1, 2018 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Elena Carillo, University of Illinois at Chicago Jennifer Jackson is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Engagement Librarian at the University of Illinois-Chicago. In her current role, she leads library outreach efforts for diverse undergraduat…
Meet the New Officers: President-Elect Michelle Nielsen Ott
October 1, 2018 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Andrea Jakubas, Illinois Institute of Technology AJ: Congratulations on your election! What would you like other IACRL members to know about you? MNO: Thank you.  I am so honored to be elected. I am a pretty active person. I love being a librari…
Meet the New Officers: Secretary Carl Lehnen
October 1, 2018 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Andrea Jakubas, Illinois Institute of Technology AJ: You are currently a Reference & Liaison Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Can you please describe your typical workday or workweek? CL: Well, as I write it's the first week of…
Librarians on the Move
October 1, 2018 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Krista Bowers-Sharpe, Western Illinois University Jana Brubaker was appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Collections, Technical Services, and Digital Scholarship at Northern Illinois University Libraries on July 1, 2018. Anna Kozlowska sta…
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