ILA E-Newsletter

Register Now for Reaching Forward South
April 6, 2018
The 2018 Reaching Forward South Conference will be held May 11 at the Morris Center on the SIUE campus. With a commitment to providing quality training and information, Reaching Forward South strives to be the premier professional development opportu…
Bob Doyle Receives 2018 Eli M. Oboler Award
March 22, 2018
The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded the 2018 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award, which recognizes the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom, to Robert P. Doyle f…
LBSS Readers' Choice Grants Available
March 9, 2018
The Illinois School Library Media Association/Library Book Selection Service Endowment Fund announces its 2018-2019 Readers’ Choice Grant.  Private and public schools along with public libraries registered to participate in any of the 2018…
ILA Election Opens April 1
March 8, 2018
The polls for the 2018 ILA election will open online April 1, 2018 and close on April 30, 2018. The candidates bios will be available on the ILA website a week prior to the polls opening. All personal members of the association are eli…
Illinois Candidates Running for ALA Offices
March 7, 2018
Nineteen candidates from Illinois are running in the 2018 American Library Association election.
2018 Award Nominations Are Open
March 7, 2018
Celebrate your colleagues by nominating them for an ILA award! The ILA awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. 
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, May 15. Visit the ILA website for …
Marketing Forum Mini-Conference, April 20
February 28, 2018
The ILA Marketing Forum will hold is first mini-conference on April 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440​.Fifteen years ago, public libraries had no real …
Directors University Application Open
February 22, 2018
The second annual Directors University will be held June 4-8, 2018, at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. Lodging will be at the State House Inn, 101 E. Adams Street. This week-long University is intended for first-time directo…
Elevate Deadline Extended to March 12
February 22, 2018
We are excited to announce that the application deadline for Elevate Illinois Libraries has been extended to give people from all library types an opportunity to respond. We've already had great response, and in our first year we …
Bills Prohibiting the Use of Public Funds for Professional Development Introduced
January 26, 2018
Two bills, which would restrict the use of public funds for professional development, have been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly.The ILA Public Policy Committee (PPC) is monitoring the situation closely and will take appropriate actio…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

The 2018 iREAD theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere! Themed graphics and much more is here!

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