ILA E-Newsletter

Museum and Library Services Act Passed
December 20, 2018
Yesterday the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA), S. 3530—legislation to reauthorize the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)—passed in the House. Thank you to everyone who sent an emai…
Legislative Update -- December 7, 2018
December 7, 2018
ILA's Public Policy and Advocacy Committees met on December 3 to discuss upcoming legislative priorities and plans for the February 2019 Legislative Meet-up series of events.**PLEASE NOTE REGARDING THE 2019 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION CALENDAR, DEADLINE DA…
2019 Legislative Meet-ups
December 4, 2018
Registration is now open for our 2019 Legislative Meet-ups. This year our regional advocacy efforts expand with eight legislative events providing you with an opportunity to meet with your legislators and speak with them firsthand about iss…
Call for Submissions: ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2018"
November 26, 2018
Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2018? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2018" article in the February 2019 issue. Submissions should include…
Libraries and the 2020 Census
October 29, 2018
It might seem early to start planning for the upcoming census, but ALA is already partnering with the Census Bureau to ensure libraries are prepared. As noted in ALA's brief "Libraries and the 2020 Census," for the first time, the census co…
Legislative Update -- October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018
Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act Signed Into Law On October 9, 2018, the President signed into law S.2559, Public Law 115-261, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act. ALA and ILA supported this law, which amends the U.S. Copyright …
Legislative Update -- October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018
The Candidate's Guide 2019, issued by the Illinois State Board of Elections, has been updated with language from House Bill 2222, Public Act 100-0746 addressing changes in eligibility requirements for serving as public library dis…
SAVE THE DATES - ILA Strategic Planning Focus Groups
October 18, 2018
ILA is planning a series of focus groups to understand what creates value for its members and stakeholders. The input received will be factored into creating a dynamic strategic plan with goals that will shape the future of ILA. Reservations to atten…
Lou Flavio Inducted as an Illinois Library Luminary
September 12, 2018
Lou Flavio has been an Illinois library supporter for many years. Through his leadership, the library vendor he owns and operates, Today’s Business Solutions, Inc. (TBS) has become a partner that works side by side with libraries to bring servi…
Legislative Update -- September 6, 2018
September 6, 2018
We are pleased to share some context and interpretation around two newly-signed-into-law pieces of legislation that amend the Public Library District Act and will affect operations in these libraries going forward. We thank the Illinois State Library…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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