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YASF Meeting Minutes: 4.11.19
May 2, 2019 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
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Reminder: Registration Open for Spring RAILS/IACRL Networking Events (April 25 at Waubonsee Community College and April 29 at Methodist College)
April 16, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The April 29 event at Methodist College has only four registrants so far. If you know of any academic librarians in the Peoria area who might be interested in attending, please share this announcement with them. (via Dan Bostrom, RAILS) In April, RAI…
Candidate Statements for IACRL Elections
March 28, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Candidate for Vice President/President Elect Sue Franzen As a candidate for Vice President/President Elect, I offer a variety of experience working in academic libraries. Currently, I am the Nursing & Health Sciences Librarian at Illinois State U…
Report on Elevate Preconference: Leading with Purpose
March 15, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library Writing a statement of purpose for one’s professional goals might seem a relatively straightforward task. Condensing that statement into a single sentence can prove much more challenging, however, as attende…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update
March 15, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) organization is currently planning its 2019 conference. The event will take place in the fall at a downstate location. While the planning committee has not yet fina…
Message from the President
March 15, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library Hope everyone’s 2019 is off to a good start. Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up (at least somewhat), it’s also time for IACRL’s activities for the year to get underway. As you ar…
New RAILS Networking Group for For-Profit/Small Academic Libraries
March 15, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College Are you a solo librarian or in a small academic library, or do you work for a for-profit college? RAILS now has a networking group for you! Librarians in these types of environments often have unique circumstances and…
IACRL ILA Conference Highlights Article
March 15, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Jennifer Marini Jackson—Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Engagement Librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library At the Illinois Library Association’s 2018 Annual Conference, which took place from Oc…
Call for 2019 ILA Award Nominations
March 15, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Previous ILA Award Winners Illinois Library Association Nominations are OPEN for ILA Awards! Don't wait, nominate a colleague or mentor today for a 2019 ILA Award. ILA has awards for all types of library professionals and now is the time to nominate …
Member Spotlight: Nichole Novak
March 15, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Nichole Novak: Online Learning Librarian, Illinois Institute of Technology Interviewed by Andrea Jakubas, Illinois Institute of Technology Why did you decide to become a librarian? Despite being an avid reader and therefore spending a lot of time in …
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