ILA E-Newsletter

Illinois General Assembly Spring 2014 Session Adjourns
May 31, 2014
The Illinois General Assembly adjourned the Spring 2014 legislative session early this morning. The Illinois General Assembly approved a $35.7 billion state operating budget. They did not extend the current temporary income tax increase which is stil…
Build Illinois Bond Fund
May 31, 2014
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Grants Libraries mentioned in House Bill 3793: Arlington Heights Memorial Library: $50,000 Bloomington Public Library: $50,000 Bunker Hill Library District: $26,255 Carter G. Woodson Library: $…
It's Time to Start Planning for #ILAKick!
May 29, 2014
It's Time to Start Planning for #ILAKick! The 2014 ILA Annual Conference returns to Springfield. This year's conference theme, Kickstarting Connections, Creativity, Community,focuses on how libraries align ideas, passion, and commitment to cultivate …
Connections. Creativity. Community.
May 29, 2014
This year's conference speakers will help you make the connections you need to kickstart your creativity and strengthen your library's community. This year's conference will feature three general sessions. On Tuesday, October 14, tech entrepreneur an…
Kickstart Your Conference Experience
May 29, 2014
Nominate an author to participate in the Illinois Authors Showcase Help us help conference attendees discover Illinois authors and the books they have written. Local authors will be scheduled in a special section of the exhibits to greet conference a…
June 2014 ILA Reporter on Website
May 21, 2014
click here to download the entire June 2014 ILA Reporter or click to download a specific article: Big Visions for Little Free Libraries: Literacy and Community Engagement by Lauren Collen Otterly Irresistible: iREAD® on the River by Pawly Otter I…
Thank You! Congratulations. Call Your Senator Now.
May 21, 2014
Does your voice matter? Yes!The Illinois Senate had a long, detailed, and thoughtful discussion on House Bill (HB) 4207 yesterday, which proposed expanding the current cyber-bullying bill to off-campus speech. In the debate, several legislators menti…
ILA Needs Your Contact Updates!
May 21, 2014
2014-2015 ILA Handbook of Organization and Membership Directory in the Works We are in the process of creating the next ILA Handbook of Organization and Membership Directory, and are asking all ILA members (Personal, Associate, and Institutional) to …
Join us in the Idea Playground
May 21, 2014
Don't Miss the Youth Services UnCon Innovation is not new to the library world. It's a concept that librarians have always embraced and welcomed. Innovation in Youth Services will be examined and debated at ILA's first-ever Youth Services UnConferenc…
2014 ILA Election Results
May 9, 2014
Vice President/President-Elect candidates: 459 Betsy Adamowski, Wheaton Public Library 339 Tina Hubert, Six Mile Regional Library District, Granite City Board of Directors (three-year term beginning July 1, 2014 -- June 30, 2017). A candidate from ea…
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