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Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Dee Anna Phares, Northern Illinois University  Published since March 2023 Asher, Andrew, Kristin Briney, and Abigail Goben. 2023. “Valid Questions: The Development and Evaluation of a New Library Learning Analytics Survey.̶…
IACRL Librarians on the Moveā€”Job Changes and Updates
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Dee Anna Phares, Northern Illinois University  Katie Kraushaar is now the Dean of Library and Information Services at Quincy University's Brenner Library. Hired as the Information Literacy and Electronic Resources Librarian at Q…
Meet Jade Kastel, the 2023 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
interviewed by Lori Noe, Frontier Community College Jade Kastel from Western Illinois University was recently named the 2023 ILA Academic Librarian of the Year.  Enjoy this interview with Jade!  It is an honor to be the recipient of the 202…
YASF Meeting Minutes: 1/19/23
August 29, 2023 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Managers Krista Hutley, Wilmette - YASF Manager Kylie Peters, Geneva - Outgoing ManagerAndrea Johnson, Mount Prospect - Incoming Manager BoardJennie Stevens, Thomas Ford Mem. Library - Tournament of BooksHeather Colby, Homer Twp - YA Library Professi…
YASF Meeting Minutes: 4/20/23
August 29, 2023 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Managers Krista Hutley, Wilmette – YASF Manager Kylie Peters, Geneva – Outgoing YASF ManagerAndrea Johnson, Mount Prospect – Incoming YASF Manager YASF BoardKara Thorstensen, Chicago Public Schools …
YASF Meeting Minutes: 5/11/23
August 29, 2023 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Managers Krista Hutley, Wilmette – YASF ManagerKylie Peters, Geneva – Outgoing YASF ManagerAndrea Johnson, Mount Prospect – Incoming YASF Manager YASF BoardKara Thorstensen, Chicago Public Schools …
Congratulations to the Youth Department of the Glen Carbon Centennial Library
August 21, 2023 - Intellectual Freedom Committee
The 2023 Illinois Library Association’s (ILA) Intellectual Freedom Award is awarded to the Youth Department of the Glen Carbon Centennial Library. This award, presented by the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, recognizes the Department, speci…
Congratulations to Karen Toonen
August 21, 2023 - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award The Illinois Library Association (ILA) is proud to announce Karen Toonen, Collection Services Manager at Naperville Public Library, as the recipient of the 2023 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award. This annual award,…
Congratulations to Becky Keane
August 21, 2023 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
Trustee of the Year Award  Becky Keane, the President of the Niles-Maine District Library in Niles, Illinois, is the 2023 Illinois Library Association (ILA) Trustee of the Year Award recipient. This annual citation is awarded to a public library…
Member Spotlight - Matthew Matkowski
August 11, 2023 - Reaching Forward Committee
This week's member spotlight is on Matthew Matkowski. Matthew is the Head of Public Services at the Palos Heights Public Library. He previously served as chair of ILA's Intellectual Freedom Committee and is a member of the Reaching Forward Commi…
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