ILA E-Newsletter

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…
Jesse White Appoints Members to ISLAC
July 21, 2022
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has announced appointments to the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee (ISLAC), whose duty it is to make recommendations concerning the policies, services, and management of the State Libra…
Welcome New ILA Staff Member Kristin Pekoll
July 14, 2022
We are pleased to announce that Kristin Pekoll will join the ILA staff as our Conference and Continuing Education Manager on Monday, July 18, 2022. Kristin has served as the Assistant Director for the Office of Intellectual Freedom at the American Li…
Member Spotlight - Laura Barnes
July 11, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Laura Barnes. Laura currently serves as a director-at-large on the ILA Executive Board and is the board liaison to the ILA Diversity Committee. She is also a member of the ILA DEI Subcommittee of the Execu…
Legislative Update -- July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022
This week's update is courtesy of ALA and focuses on library-related items in the federal budget for fiscal year 2023. On June 30 the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2023 spending bill for Labor-HHS-Education and Related Agencies, which…
Legislative Update -- June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022
Illinois Primary Election Results By now, the news is out regarding Tuesday's primary results. The race that most directly affects libraries is of course the one for Secretary of State, as that position also serves as the State Librarian. From a crow…
Sign up to Celebrate Vote Early Day on October 28!
June 29, 2022
Looking for a fun way for your library to engage with voters in your community and make sure their voices are heard in the election this fall? Sign up to celebrate Vote Early Day on October 28! Vote Early Day is a nonpartisan movement of media compan…
Member Spotlight - Joe Filapek
June 27, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Joe Filapek. Joe is the treasurer of ILA and the board liaison to the ILA Library Trustee Forum. We asked Joe to tell us a little bit about himself and answer a few professional and amusing questions. Cont…
Legislative Update -- June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022
Governor Pritzker Signs Bills into Law We reported on April 14 about Senate Bill 3789, the "Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act," was signed it into law on June 10 as Public Act 102-1088. Requires certain governmental units t…
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