ILA E-Newsletter

Legislative Update: 2020 Elections
November 5, 2020
While it will be some time until final election results are finalized on both the state and national level, here's a look at what's happened in Illinois and how it might affect ILA and Illinois libraries. In Illinois, the deadline to receive abs…
ILA Reporter Call for Submissions
November 4, 2020
The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is calling for authors for the March and June 2021 issues. We are seeking the following types of pieces: articles that explore an issue, rather than promoting a particular initiative or program, with examples from …
Legislative Update -- October 29, 2020
October 29, 2020
Second Round of Connect Illinois Broadband Grant Program AnnouncedGovernor Pritzker has announced $50 million in funding for the second round of matching grants of Connect Illinois, the state’s $420 million broadband expansion plan. From the DC…
Call for Submissions for the ILA Reporter Library Buildings Issue
October 29, 2020
Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2020? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2020" article in the March 2021 issue. Submissions should inclu…
Call for Nominations for the 2021-2022 ILA Executive Board Election
October 21, 2020
The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Board Election. In April 2021, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for five Executive Board positions: 2 Public Library, 1 School Li…
Legislative Update -- October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020
TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY FOR CENSUS 2020 DATA COLLECTION. Yes, you read that right, and may have seen it in the news. The Supreme Court this week upheld the Trump Administration's decision to halt data collection prior to the October 31 deadline, in or…
Legislative Update -- October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020
Census 2020: As of September 28, 2020, Illinois' total enumerated percentage is 99%! This includes 70.9% in self-response and an additional 28.2% via nonresponse follow-up efforts. The total enumerated nationwide is 98.4%. Last week U.S. Distric…
Legislative Update -- September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020
Census 2020As we reported last week, there is legislation pending in the U.S. Congress to push the census data collection deadline back to October 31 from September 30; there is also litigation pending. However, for the moment, the deadline remains S…
Legislative Update -- September 10, 2020
September 10, 2020
Census 2020Illinois is currently tied with UT and VA at #7 in the nation regarding self-response rate, at 70.1% compared to the national rate of 65.6%. Now that nonresponse follow-up has begun, those rates are available too: Illinois' total enumerate…
Legislative Update -- September 3, 2020
September 3, 2020
Census 2020Illinois is currently #7 in the nation regarding self-response rate, at 69.8% compared to the national rate of 65.1%. These figures are percentages of HOUSEHOLDS, not individuals counted. Now that nonresponse follow-up has begun, those rat…
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