ILA E-Newsletter

2016 Illinois Youth Services Institute: Submit a Program Proposal
August 12, 2015
The 2016 Illinois Youth Services Institute Be Bold! Experiment brings together Youth Services library staff from across the state, giving them an opportunity to grow, network, and be inspired. This inaugural institute will be held at the Marriott Hot…
August 2015 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
August 5, 2015
August 2015 ILA Reporter on ILA Website Please click here to download the entire August 2015 ILA Reporter in PDF format. This issue includes the following articles: Reading, Writing, and Reflecting on War by Elizabeth Gross PDF DownloadFrom Serials t…
Shankar Vedantam Opens A Library State of Mind
August 5, 2015
Shankar Vedantam Opens A Library State of MindOpening General Session, October 22, 2015 Shankar Vedantam's Keynote will kick off this year's Illinois Library Conference. Vedantam will explore the ways in which unconscious factors shape our everyday j…
Fab Graphic Tools for Facebook Pages
August 5, 2015
Every 4th Tuesday of the month businesses and nonprofits based in Pima County can come to theIdea+Space at Main Library and get expert help with their social media presence. They can get guidance on what platforms to start with, brainstorm ideas for …
The Never Ending Illinois Legislative Session
July 28, 2015
The Illinois General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner still have not reached an agreement on fiscal 2016 State budget appropriations. The 2016 fiscal year began on July 1, and with the exception of K-12 school appropriations, Governor Rauner vetoed…
Players Gonna Play: YS Unconference
July 28, 2015
Thursday, August 6, Dominican University From simple manipulatives to complex electronic gaming, the role of play and its relationship to learning and development is a burgeoning area of research and discussion. On August 6, the concept of play will …
2015-2016 ILA Handbook of Organization Now Available Online
July 28, 2015
Visit the ILA website to view the 2015-2016 ILA Handbook of Organization -- ILA's guide to the structure of the Illinois Library Association. It provides names of current officials and committee members. It contains key documents, such as the Mission…
Victory for School Libraries as Senate Passes Education Bill
July 23, 2015
The Senate made great strides this week to ensure needed reform to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). After much debate and across the aisle discussion, yesterday the Senate overwhelmingly passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, …
Tweet and Retweet: ILA President Does Stellar Job Testifying Against Property Tax Freeze
June 11, 2015
ILA President Jeannie Dilger presented testimony on June 9 to the full Illinois Senate opposing property tax proposals that would limit local library funding. State Sen. Andy Manar tweeted: Wow. Quote of the Day from Jeannie Dilger: "A property tax f…
Online Conference Registration Opens July 10
June 11, 2015
Download the 2015 Illinois Library Conference Preview. This year's conference, A Library State of Mind, brings together library organizations in Illinois for a chance to connect, network, and learn together. Academic, public, school, and special libr…
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