ILA E-Newsletter

Member Spotlight - Megan Millen
September 19, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Megan Millen. Megan was previously the ILA Treasurer and an ILA Executive Board Director-at-Large, as well as a member of the ILA Best Practices and Finance Committees. We asked Megan to tell us a little b…
Member Spotlight - Brittany Coleman
September 5, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Brittany Coleman. Brittany is an information services librarian at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, and she is a former member of the ILA Diversity Committee. We asked Brittany to tell us a little b…
Legislative Update -- September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022
Public Library Trustee VacanciesPublic Act 102-0977, which was effective May 27, 2022, established the length of time a district library board has to fill a vacancy at 90 days. If the vacancy isn’t filled within 90 days, the Secretary of State,…
Call for Nominee Suggestions for the 2023 ILA Executive Board Election
August 24, 2022
The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2023 Executive Board Election. In April 2023, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions, which can be public, school, academic, speci…
Member Spotlight - Heidi Knuth
August 22, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Heidi Knuth. Heidi is the assistant department head for youth services at Bloomingdale Public Library. She is a former co-chair of the 2022 ILA Conference Program Committee, a former member of the ILA Intellect…
Member Spotlight - Chris Renkosiak
August 8, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Chris Renkosiak. Chris is the deputy director of the Lincolnwood Public Library District and a member of the ILA Marketing Forum (soon to be co-manager). We asked Chris to tell us a little bit about himself and…
Fast Forward Libraries Scholarship to Attend the 2022 ILA Annual Conference
August 5, 2022
Fast Forward Libraries is offering 4 scholarships of $500 each to offset the cost of attending the 2022 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference.  The conference registration fee will be paid directly to ILA ($275) with the remaining …
Legislative Update -- July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022
The Illinois Library Association supports our academic librarian colleagues and members in advocating for increased development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) on college campuses. Specifically, we echo the call from the Consortium o…
ILA Supports CARLI Statement on Open Educational Resources
July 26, 2022
The Illinois Library Association supports our academic librarian colleagues and members in advocating for increased development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) on college campuses. Specifically, we echo the call from the Consortium of Aca…
Member Spotlight - Anjelica Rufus-Barnes
July 25, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Anjelica Rufus-Barnes. Anjelica is a reference librarian at the Prospect Heights Public Library District and is a member of the ILA Students and New Professionals Forum.  We asked Anjelica to tel…
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