ILA E-Newsletter

ILA Membership Dues at Work
December 19, 2014
We've been working hard to make improvements in the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and we recently marked a win for you, your library, and the citizens of Illinois. ILA institutional member dues directly support the advocacy work that wen…
ILA Candidates for 2015
December 19, 2014
The ILA Nominating Committee has just announced candidates for election in the spring of 2015. President-Elect: (term beginning July 1, 2015 -- June 30, 2018): Pattie Piotrowski, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago April Becker, Hanson Professi…
Put ILA in Your Year-End Giving Plans Santa Will Give You a Tax-Break!
December 19, 2014
As you think about your year-end contributions, consider making a tax-deductible gift to the ILA Endowment by the end of 2014. One of our goals is to rebuild the Sylvia Murphy Williams scholarship fund to provide $500 scholarships to winners of the A…
Free "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL" Workshop
December 19, 2014
The Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) announces a FREE "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL" workshop at ALA Midwinter in Chicago. The workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015. The wo…
Congratulations and Thank You! FOIA Reform Passes in Illinois General Assembly
December 4, 2014
Late yesterday afternoon, the Illinois Senate joined the Illinois House of Representatives in overriding the Governor's veto of House Bill (HB) 3796 --- reforms to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The vote was 39 to 13. (Please click here to vi…
December 2014 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
December 4, 2014
Please click here to download the entire December 2014 ILA Reporter in PDF format.Reading Reduces Recidivism: Getting Books to Prison Librariesby Diana Brawley SussmanPDF DownloadPhil Klay Comes to Carbondaleby Diana Brawley SussmanPDF Download2014 I…
ABCmouse.com Now Free for Public Libraries
December 4, 2014
What is ABCmouse.com - Libraries Launched at the American Library Association Annual Conference last summer, this early learning website is now available free to public libraries. The award-winning site features 3500+ learning activities in a compreh…
Soon To Be Famous
December 4, 2014
Ask your fabulous local authors to bring their self-published fiction books into their local or branch library NOW to be entered into the 2015 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project. Nominations are due December 15. Please click here for the strea…
Act Today to Improve FOIA!
December 1, 2014
Your Illinois Senator needs to hear from you today in order to improve Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provisions. The veto session is scheduled for December 2-4. On November 19, the Illinois House voted to override the Governor's veto of House Bil…
PLA Midwinter Institute
December 1, 2014
Who We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose Friday, January 308:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Hilton Chicago, Marquette Room Would you like to learn about a simple strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable f…
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