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Christine Westerlund is the Recipient of the 2021 Trustee of the Year Award
September 13, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
Christine Westerlund, Vice President of the Board of Trustees at the Chatham Area Public Library District, is the 2021 Illinois Library Association (ILA) Trustee of the Year Award recipient. This annual citation is awarded to a public library trustee…
Rudolph Host III is the Recipient of the 2021 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award.
September 13, 2021 - Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)
Rudolph (Rudy) Host III, Systems Engineer and Network Administrator for SWAN, is the recipient of the 2021 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award. This annual award, presented by ILA’s Resources and Technical Services Forum and sponsored by Today&#…
Forum Spotlight - Reaching Forward Forum
September 9, 2021 - Reaching Forward Forum (RF)
The Reaching Forward Forum plans and executes the annual Reaching Forward Conference in order to provide professional opportunities for library staff to grow, learn, and connect with new ideas. Our virtual conference in May, 2021 was v…
Resolution Recognizing the Service of Lynn DeSmidt
August 27, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
At its June 5, 2021, meeting the ILA Library Trustee Forum unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the service of Executive Board member Lynn DeSmidt.  View the full resolution
Resolution Recognizing the Service of Margaret (Peggy) Danhof
August 27, 2021 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
At its June 5, 2021, meeting the ILA Library Trustee Forum unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the service of Executive Board member Margaret (Peggy) Danhof  View the full resolution
YASF Meeting Minutes 8.12.21
August 27, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
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Forum Spotlight - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
August 19, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries is a group of 160 academic librarians across the state. IACRL has the distinction of being both an ILA forum and a state chapter of ACRL. As such, IACRL leadership is able to work with b…
ILA 2021 Youth & Young Adult Services Unconference
August 12, 2021 - Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)
The ILA Young Adult Services Forum and Youth Services Forum are hosting an Unconference at the 2021 ILA Annual Conference on Thursday, October 14, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Conference registration is required to attend. Suggest issues or topics to …
Sue Franzen named 2021 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
July 14, 2021 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Susan R. Franzen, Nursing Librarian at Milner Library at Illinois State University, is the 2021 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. The award, presented by the ILA Illinois Association of…
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, Named Recipient of the 2021 Intellectual Freedom Award
July 1, 2021 - Intellectual Freedom Committee
The 2021 Illinois Library Association Intellectual Freedom Award is awarded to Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. …
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