ILA E-Newsletter

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…
Legislative Update -- December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021
IL Public Access CounselorThank you to our colleagues at Municipal Minute, for announcing the restoration of the Public Access Counselor's FOIA and OMA webpages. We are happy to amplify that message, as we know issues of public access are v…
Member Spotlight - Lora Del Rio
November 22, 2021
It's time for another member spotlight and this week's spotlight is on Lora Del Rio! Lora is a Co-Chair of the 2022 ILA Conference Program Committee. We asked Lora to tell us a little bit about herself and to answer a few professi…
Legislative Update -- November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021
2022 Illinois General Assembly Session Dates Announced; Shortened SessionSpring 2022 marks the second year of the 102nd Illinois General Assembly, and it is currently slated to be conducted on a shortened schedule, primarily due to changes in the 202…
Member Spotlight - Susan Palmer
November 8, 2021
Another ILA Member Spotlight has arrived! Susan Palmer, Operations Director at the Illinois Heartland Library System (Edwardsville office), is featured in this member spotlight. We asked Susan to tell us a little bit about herself and to answer a few…
Member Spotlight - Joe Marcantonio
October 25, 2021
It's Monday, so its time for another ILA Member Spotlight! This member spotlight features Joe Marcantonio, Teen Services Manager at the Schaumburg Township District Library. We asked Joe to tell us a little bit about himself and to answer a few …
Kathryn Harris Inducted as an Illinois Library Luminary
October 8, 2021
Kathryn Harris is a tremendous force for good in Springfield, Illinois, her hometown for five decades. Her commitment to scholarship, especially the sharing of her remarkable research of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, is a continuation of her life̵…
Help Illuminate the Future for Illinois Libraries!
October 7, 2021
Building on the strong foundation built via the Illinois Library Luminaries program, Illuminate is a new fundraising initiative for ILA, designed to inspire giving with universal recognition of all gifts of $5 or more, and increasing honors for …
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