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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives: Feedback from ILA 2021
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Kent Lacombe (ISU), Elena Carrillo (UIC), Gwen Gregory (NIU) The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee assumed an active role in soliciting feedback at the Illinois Library …
IACRL and CARLI Partner for Spark: Open Pathways on April 1
March 19, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Christina Norton, Bradley University The IACRL Conference and Continuing Education Committee is partnering with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) OER Committee to present the next Spark event: "Open Pathway…
Forum Spotlight - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
March 10, 2022 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
The YASF (Young Adult Services Forum) provides resources and opportunities for library staff serving teens through meetings, programs, professional development opportunities, and social media.  We give Illinois library workers the chance to lear…
Forum Spotlight - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
February 17, 2022 - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
The Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) supports library staff who specialize in cataloging, collection development and management, acquisitions, and technology. Through networking and continuing education, we seek to improve access to and …
Committee Spotlight - Advocacy Committee
February 10, 2022 - Advocacy Committee
The first goal of the ILA Strategic Plan is Advocacy. We don’t think this is only an alphabetical coincidence. Advocacy is a cornerstone of ILA and for all libraries. Everyone loves the library, but we are easily overlooked. The Advocacy Commit…
YASF Meeting 1.13.22
February 8, 2022 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
https://yasfnews.wordpress.com/2022/02/07/young-adult-services-forum-meeting-minutes-january-13-2022/
Small and Rural Libraries Forum Interest Form
January 26, 2022 - Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL)
The ILA Small and Rural Libraries Forum represents the interests of small and rural libraries in Illinois, provides a forum for staff at all levels and trustees to discuss issues of particular interest to small and rural libraries, and encourages act…
Call for Nominations for 2022-2023 IACRL Executive Board Election
January 25, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The IACRL Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for the 2022-2023 Executive Board Election. In April 2022, members will vote for the IACRL Vice-President/President-elect and Secretary.  Vice-President/President-elect is thre…
Call for submissions: IACRL People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing
January 20, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award will give academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportun…
Resolution Recognizing the Service of Percy Harris
November 22, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
At its November 20, 2021, meeting the ILA Library Trustee Forum unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the service of Executive Board of Percy Harris.  View the full resolution
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