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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 …
Member Spotlight - Kyra Lee
October 4, 2021
Our latest member spotlight features Kyra Lee, a Co-manager of the ILA Students and New Professionals Forum. We asked Kyra to tell us about herself and to answer a few professional and amusing questions. Continue reading to find out more about Kyra. …
Member Spotlight - ILA President Jeanne Hamilton
September 13, 2021
We've updated our member spotlight, and this time it's all about ILA President Jeanne Hamilton! We asked Jeanne to tell us about herself and to answer a few professional and amusing questions. Take a look at her responses below. A little bit abo…
Call for Nominee Suggestions for 2022 ILA Executive Board Election
September 9, 2021
The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2022 Executive Board election. In April 2022, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions, which can be public, school, academic, speci…
Legislative Update -- September 2, 2021
September 2, 2021
We haven't had a legislative update for a couple of weeks, mostly because our federal and state legislators have been occupied with things that affect libraries indirectly rather than specific library legislation, and everyone can learn about those t…
Legislative Update -- August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021
Infrastructure Investment & Jobs ActThis week, the U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, including $2.75 billion for the Digital Equity Act, which calls on states to develop actionable plans to connect individ…
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