ILA E-Newsletter

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…
Census 2020 Update
July 1, 2019
Citizenship Question: By now those of you who are following news about the census already know, on June 27 the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Commerce's rationale for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census was insu…
Legislative Update: Close of the Spring Session in Springfield
June 13, 2019
The spring 2019 legislative session in Springfield came to a close at the end of May, with qualified successes for libraries. Some pieces of legislation ILA supported were passed or remain in progress; while many other bills we opposed did not pass. …
Census 2020 Update
June 13, 2019
Plans for the Decennial Census continue apace! A number of new resources have been added to our curated set on the ILA web site, including a video provided by Rock the Vote to encourage Census participation, "Libraries and the 2020 Census" …
ILA Statement on the Removal of Books at the Danville Correctional Center
June 7, 2019
As information professionals, we are troubled by the removal of more than 200 books from the Danville Correctional Center’s library. Many of the books removed from the library had been available for years without incident. The cornerstone of th…
Welcome New ILA Executive Board Members!
May 30, 2019
We officially welcomed our newly elected Executive Board members at the new board member orientation that was held on May 29 at the ILA office. Pictured from left: ILA Immediate Past President Cindy Fuerst, ILA Executive Director Diane Foote, Miguel …
G. Victor Johnson Inducted as an Illinois Library Luminary
May 2, 2019
G. Victor "Vic" Johnson served as a dedicated library trustee of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library from 1982 through 2013, more than thirty years! He was known for his tact, approachability, and commitment to service, giving an incredible a…
ILA Executive Board approves strategic plan for 2019-2022
May 2, 2019
On April 18, 2019, the ILA Executive Board voted to approve the association's strategic plan for 2019-2022. The plan development process began in spring 2018 with Executive Board planning sessions followed by a broad survey of members and non-me…
Call for Poster Sessions for the 2019 ILA Annual Conference
April 22, 2019
The ILA Conference ProgramCommittee is now accepting applications for poster sessions for the 2019 ILA Annual Conference that will be held October 22-24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibi…
2019 ILA Annual Conference Speakers Announced
April 22, 2019
The ILA Annual Conference Program Committee has selected the 2019 speakers for the conference.  This year's conference speakers include President and Chief Executive Officer of the Shedd Aquarium Dr. Bridget C. Coughlin (Keynote), math…
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