ILA E-Newsletter

Congratulations and Thank You! FOIA Reform Passes in Illinois General Assembly
December 4, 2014
Late yesterday afternoon, the Illinois Senate joined the Illinois House of Representatives in overriding the Governor's veto of House Bill (HB) 3796 --- reforms to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The vote was 39 to 13. (Please click here to vi…
December 2014 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
December 4, 2014
Please click here to download the entire December 2014 ILA Reporter in PDF format.Reading Reduces Recidivism: Getting Books to Prison Librariesby Diana Brawley SussmanPDF DownloadPhil Klay Comes to Carbondaleby Diana Brawley SussmanPDF Download2014 I… Now Free for Public Libraries
December 4, 2014
What is - Libraries Launched at the American Library Association Annual Conference last summer, this early learning website is now available free to public libraries. The award-winning site features 3500+ learning activities in a compreh…
Soon To Be Famous
December 4, 2014
Ask your fabulous local authors to bring their self-published fiction books into their local or branch library NOW to be entered into the 2015 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project. Nominations are due December 15. Please click here for the strea…
Act Today to Improve FOIA!
December 1, 2014
Your Illinois Senator needs to hear from you today in order to improve Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provisions. The veto session is scheduled for December 2-4. On November 19, the Illinois House voted to override the Governor's veto of House Bil…
PLA Midwinter Institute
December 1, 2014
Who We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose Friday, January 308:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Hilton Chicago, Marquette Room Would you like to learn about a simple strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable f…
Attention All Library Trustees
December 1, 2014
The ILA Reporter is looking for a library trustee who would be willing to write a brief opinion piece for an upcoming issue. The angle is "the most important thing I have learned as board member" or any personal stories or anecdotes from a board memb…
Resources & Technical Services Forum News
December 1, 2014
Help Plan for a Library State of Mind Want to share some ideas for program proposals for the 2015 Illinois Library Conference? Join us on Monday, December 8 at the Addison Public Library! This meeting is for anyone who'd like to help brainstorm progr…
Be An Early iREAD Bird
December 1, 2014
Please remember that if you place your summer reading order by today, December 1, your Read to the Rhythm products will deliver by March 1, 2015. Thank you for being an early bird! Please note that our iREAD shipping schedule for all other product is…
American Library Association's Public Programs Office Seeks Your Help
November 17, 2014
The ALA's Public Programs Office (PPO) is seeking examples of new and innovative community engagement programs throughout Illinois, especially in the Chicago area. If your library has created a program in response to community needs; started a dialog…
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