ILA Connecter

ILA is seeking contributors for a new pilot program: a member-led blog, the ILA Connecter! We invite you to join us in this collaborative effort in connecting, communicating and engaging across Illinois libraries. We hope that this blog will serve as a medium to not only offer resources and support, but also to foster professional relationships and a sense of community among Illinois library colleagues.

Possible blog topics or themes could include (but are not limited to) conferences and events, historical essays pertaining to the library world, book or other material challenges, programming ideas, information for job seekers, local author interviews, local library staff or trustee interviews, celebration days or weeks, library instruction, social media, mentorship, marketing, networking, MLIS courses/programs, book reviews, privacy & censorship, work/life balance, and more.

The details:

  • Posts should be around 500-1000 words

  • Posts will be reviewed/edited prior to publishing

  • Images are encouraged, but not necessary

  • We ask that regular contributors be able to commit to a minimum of 2 posts per month

If you’re interested, please send the following information to Kendall Harvey at

  • Your name

  • Your title and organization

  • How frequently would you like to contribute? (i.e. once a week, once every two weeks, etc.)

  • Are there any specific topics that you’d like to write about?

  • An author bio, if you’d like

Additionally, if you have any other comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to send them to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Read the ILA Connecter here