ILA E-Newsletter

Legislative Update -- February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022
Illinois General AssemblyWe are now in week six of the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly, and bills are being filed and heard in House and Senate committees. View the list of bills ILA is following, and our current positions on the…
Member Spotlight - Jordan Neal
February 7, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Jordan Neal, a Career Librarian at the Champaign Public Library. Jordan is a director-at-large on the ILA Executive Board and a past co-chair of the ILA Diversity Committee. We asked Jordan to tell us…
Crete Public Library District Names David Sieffert New Director
February 4, 2022
After a nationwide search, the Board of Trustees of the Crete Public Library District voted to hire David Sieffert as Executive Director during their January board meeting to replace former director Susan Dienes, who retired at the end of 2021. Diene…
Legislative Update -- February 3, 2022
February 3, 2022
Equitable Access to Electronic Literature Act AdvancesOn Tuesday, February 1, ILA's "Equitable Access to Electronic Literature Act" was heard in the Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee. The bill, requiring publishers to offer e-boo…
Legislative Update -- January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022
ILA's Equitable Access to Electronic Literature Act, HB 4470 and SB 3167, is advancing in the Illinois House and Senate! It has been referred to substantive committees in each respective chamber: the House Consumer Protection Comm…
Member Spotlight - Hannah Rapp
January 24, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Hannah Rapp. Hannah is a Co-chair of the ILA Diversity Committee. We asked Hannah to tell us a little bit about herself and to answer a few professional and amusing questions. Continue reading to find out …
Legislative Update -- January 13, 2021
January 13, 2022
Illinois General Assembly Spring Session: Bills IntroducedThe Spring 2022 Illinois General Assembly is under way, albeit in a shortened format with numerous days cancelled due to COVID concerns, although committees continue to meet remotely and bills…
Legislative Update -- January 6, 2022
January 6, 2022
Illinois General Assembly ScheduleThe ILGA's shortened, front-loaded spring 2022 session began yesterday. After having been scheduled to open Tuesday, January 4, Tuesday and Thursday of this week were both canceled, and we have just learned that next…
Member Spotlight - Maurice Thomas Jr.
January 3, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Maurice Thomas Jr. Maurice is the manager of the Chicago Public Library's West Englewood Branch and a member of the ILA Reaching Forward Forum. We asked Maurice to tell us a little bit about himself a…
Message from the President - Jeanne Hamilton
December 27, 2021
As 2021 draws to a close, I'd like to thank all of you who read our weekly ILA Alerts, volunteer for ILA committees and forums, attend our events, peruse (or write for!) the ILA Reporter, purchase our publications, and support our association th…
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