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Message from the Incoming IACRL President: Emily Gilbert
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen University Incoming IACRL President, Emily Gilbert Hello, IACRL! I am delighted to be your President for 2021-2022 and to lead the organization through another year of opportunities for development and community. For many, 20…
Meet the new IACRL Vice President/President Elect: Dan Matthews
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College Dan Matthews, incoming IACRL Vice President/President Elect Dan Matthews, Cataloging and Digital Services Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College has some interesting thoughts about innova…
Meet the new IACRL Secretary/Treasurer: Elena Carrillo
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College Elena Carrillo, Clinical Assistant Professor & Head, Access Services at the University of Illinois, Chicago has been keeping a full schedule since returning from lockdown. We caught up with …
Publications by IL Academic Librarians: March-September 2021
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Jill Harper, Heartland Community College, and Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University Akers, Katherine G., J. J. Pionke, Ellen M. Aaronson, Thane Chambers, John W. Cyrus, Erin R. B. Eldermire, and Melanie J. Norton. 2021. “…
Work in Progress and Next Steps for the IACRL DEI Task Force
September 23, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Firouzeh Rismiller, DePaul University, and Dee Anna Phares, Northern Illinois University When the IACRL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force began its work in Spring 2021, it was clear that academic libraries in Illinois wanted to make subs…
YASF Meeting Minutes 9.9.21
September 22, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
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Committee Spotlight - Nominating Committee
September 16, 2021 - Nominating Committee
Come each April, members of ILA are encouraged to vote in the ILA Executive Board elections. Some of you may find yourselves asking - how are these candidates chosen? The answer begins with the Nominating Committee. In late summer/early fall prior to…
Heather Love Beverly is the Recipient of the 2021 Davis Cup
September 13, 2021 - Youth Services Forum (YSF)
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Davis Cup Award to Heather Love Beverly, Children’s Services Assistant Manager at the Cook Memorial Public Library District. This annual award, honori…
Shelley Harris is the Recipient of the 2021 Golden Ticket Award
September 13, 2021 - Youth Services Forum (YSF)
The Illinois Library Association’s Youth Services Forum is presenting this year’s Golden Ticket Award to Shelley Harris, Children’s Librarian at the Oak Park Public Library. This award is presented annually to an individual who has …
Genevieve Stevens is the Recipient of the 2021 Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award
September 13, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
Genevieve Stevens, who currently works as an Adult Services Librarian in the Adult & Teen Services Department at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library and who was formerly a Teen Librarian at the Naperville Public Library, is the 2021 recipient of the…
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