ILA E-Newsletter

Legislative Update -- July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022
This week's update is courtesy of ALA and focuses on library-related items in the federal budget for fiscal year 2023. On June 30 the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2023 spending bill for Labor-HHS-Education and Related Agencies, which…
Legislative Update -- June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022
Illinois Primary Election Results By now, the news is out regarding Tuesday's primary results. The race that most directly affects libraries is of course the one for Secretary of State, as that position also serves as the State Librarian. From a crow…
Sign up to Celebrate Vote Early Day on October 28!
June 29, 2022
Looking for a fun way for your library to engage with voters in your community and make sure their voices are heard in the election this fall? Sign up to celebrate Vote Early Day on October 28! Vote Early Day is a nonpartisan movement of media compan…
Member Spotlight - Joe Filapek
June 27, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Joe Filapek. Joe is the treasurer of ILA and the board liaison to the ILA Library Trustee Forum. We asked Joe to tell us a little bit about himself and answer a few professional and amusing questions. Cont…
Legislative Update -- June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022
Governor Pritzker Signs Bills into Law We reported on April 14 about Senate Bill 3789, the "Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act," was signed it into law on June 10 as Public Act 102-1088. Requires certain governmental units t…
Message from ILA President Jeanne Hamilton
June 22, 2022
Dear ILA Community, As my term as ILA president draws to a close, I would like to thank all of our members, partners, and supporters who have helped the Association—and Illinois librarianship—navigate the past year, which continued t…
Member Spotlight - Rosie Camargo
June 13, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Rosie Camargo, Spanish language specialist and coordinator of events at the Niles-Maine District Library. Rosie is a member of the Reaching Forward Forum and the iREAD Committee. We asked Rosie to tel…
The Jerseyville Public Library Announces the Retirement of its Long-Serving Director and the Appointment of a New Director
June 9, 2022
48 years is a long time to work at one place and that is precisely what Anita Driver will have accomplished at the end of August 2022 when she retires from the Jerseyville Public Library (JPL) as Library Director. Anita began working at JPL when she …
Legislative Update -- June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022
Fall Veto Session Announced; Governor Signs BillsThe Illinois General Assembly has announced the dates for the fall veto session: November 15, 16, 17, 29, 30, and December 1. It follows the 2022 general election, but the current General Assembly memb…
Member Spotlight - Jamie Jones
May 30, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Jamie Jones, manager of the Peoria Public Library's North Branch. Jamie chaired the ILA Awards Committee in 2020 and served on the ILA Conference Program Committee in 2021. We asked Jamie to tell us a little bi…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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