ILA E-Newsletter

Census 2020 Update
November 18, 2019
Congratulations to Destiny Chapman, a junior at Lewistown High School, for her winning entry in the Illinois State Library's poster contest! ISL has sent a poster to all Illinois public libraries.  New Resource! The Reaching …
ILA Reaffirms Support for School Librarians in CPS, and Illinois
October 22, 2019
As negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools continue, the Executive Board of the Illinois Library Association reaffirms the association’s support for the vital role of licensed school librarians in every school…
Legislative Update -- October 10, 2019
October 11, 2019
The ILA Public Policy Committee met October 7 and discussed areas of potential legislative focus for the upcoming spring session in the Illinois General Assembly. The fall veto session, during which the legislature can consider overriding proposed la…
Legislative Update -- September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019
In the 9/16/19 Legislative Update, we let you know about the Property Tax Relief Task Force and its subcommittee hearing on PTELL (the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law) that day. Later that week, ILA Executive Director Diane Foote attended two s…
Legislative Update -- September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019
Danville Correctional Center The Illinois Department of Corrections has announced there will be new rules regarding prison library materials by  10/1/19. This follows the removal--and subsequent replacement following public o…
ILA Joins ALA in Denouncing Macmillan Publishers' Library Lending Model
August 15, 2019
The Illinois Library Association (ILA) as a professional membership organization of more than 2,500 members that represents Illinois libraries and their patrons, and works to build the future of libraries across the state. It is a chapter of the Amer…
ILA Joins ALA in Urging LinkedIn to Reconsider New Policy Violating Patrons' Privacy Rights
August 12, 2019
The Illinois Library Association (ILA) is a professional membership organization of over three thousand members that represents the libraries of Illinois and their patrons and works to build the future of libraries across the state. It is a chapter o…
ILA Announces Winners of 2019 ILA Awards
July 15, 2019
Chicago, IL —The Illinois Library Association recently announced the recipients of the 2019 ILA Awards. Since its inception, the ILA Awards Program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois.  This year’s …
Update on the books removed from Danville Correctional Center
July 11, 2019
Update from WLDS-WEAI (published on September 9, 2019): The Illinois Department of Corrections will have new policies next month governing their prison libraries. The change comes on the heels of the Danville Correctional Center’s removal of ne…
Legislative Update: Public Hearing on Censorship in Prison Libraries
July 8, 2019
Today three committees in the Illinois House of Representatives held a joint public hearing on censorship in prison libraries, precipitated by the removal earlier this year of nearly 200 books from the Education Justice Project (EJP) l…
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