ILA E-Newsletter

ILA Supports AISLE Statement on Attempts to Censor or Remove Books from School Libraries
December 23, 2021
The Illinois Library Association supports our school librarian colleagues in opposing attempts to censor or remove books from school libraries. AISLE's statement reads, in part, "AISLE is opposed to any attempt to force the removal of materials …
Member Spotlight - Kathy Caudill
December 20, 2021
This week's  member spotlight is on Kathy Caudill. Since 2003, Kathy Caudill has served on the board of trustees for the Ela Area Public Library District in Lake Zurich, Illinois. She is also currently the President/Manager of the Illinois …
Legislative Update -- December 16, 2021
December 16, 2021
AAP Files Suit Against the State of Maryland Over E-book Pricing LawOne of ILA's top legislative priorities for the upcoming Springfield session is reasonable e-book pricing for libraries. You may recall the state of Maryland recently …
Call for Submissions for the ILA Reporter Annual Buildings Issue
December 10, 2021
Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2021? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2021" article in the March 2022 issue. Submissions should include: A…
Legislative Update -- December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021
Accelerate IllinoisThe Accelerate Illinois initiative, announced December 1 with an application deadline of December 30, will provide twelve communities across the state with "expert support...offered as part of an intensive 14-week community en…
Vote for the ILA Member Photo of the Year!
December 8, 2021
Since we launched the ILA member photo of the month contest, members have responded by submitting incredible photos for us to review and select one winner, but now it's up to you, the Illinois library community, to decide who should be named the ILA …
Call for Speakers for ILA Marketing Forum 2022 Roundtables
December 7, 2021
The ILA Marketing Forum is planning its roundtables for 2022, and they need your help. The forum is looking for library staff who have a marketing/promotion idea or initiative to share about their experiences related to welcoming patro…
Volunteer to Serve on an ILA Committee!
December 7, 2021
Are you interested in serving on an ILA Committee? If you are, now is the time to submit a committee interest form! Appointments begin July 1, and most committee members serve two- or three-year terms. ILA's committees provide major support serv…
Member Spotlight - Rick Meyer
December 6, 2021
This week's  member spotlight is on Rick Meyer. Rick is a Director-at-Large on the ILA Executive Board, the board liaison to the ILA Awards Committee, and a former chair of the ILA Awards Committee. We asked Rick to tell us a little bit abo…
2022 ILA Executive Board Candidates
December 3, 2021
The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the candidates for election in the spring of 2022. Candidates' statements, bios, and photos will be available by mid-March.  PRESIDENT-ELECT(three-year term beginning July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025…
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