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Award Nominations Due May 15
April 28, 2014
Spotlighting More Awards Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Demco Award Presented by Illinois Library Association and Demco in honor of Hugh C. Atkinson (1933-1986). Due in large part to his influence, Illinois garnered national recognition in statewide inter…
Order iREAD products before May 1st!
April 28, 2014
Still need a few more posters and finger puppets for your summer reading program? Place an order online by May 1st and receive your items by no later than June 1st! If you order after May 1st, items will be shipped within three or more weeks, dependi…
Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Announced
April 16, 2014
Joanne Zienty, Wheaton The winner of the first Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project is Joanne Zienty. A Wheaton resident and the library media specialist at the Forest School Library in Des Plaines was awarded the honor for her book The Things W…
Stay Money Smart!
April 16, 2014
Many Illinois libraries have just wrapped up their Money Smart Week programs, but there's a new library resource to help you stay in the know all year long. On April 7 in Chicago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) launched a partnership…
Don't forget to vote in the ILA Board Elections!
April 16, 2014
Deadline is April 30th! All current ILA personal members have been sent two e-mails or a paper ballot. If you are an individual member and have not received an e-mail or a paper ballot, please contact theora@ila.org immediately.
Robert Dawson's The Public Library
April 16, 2014
Published by Princeton Architectural Press in April, this gorgegousphotographic essay on America's public libraries was eighteen years in the making. With rave reviews fromLibrary Journal and Publisher's Weekly,it looks like a must-have for library c…
Award Nominations Due May 15
April 16, 2014
Spotlighting More Awards Davis Cup AwardThis annual award is presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution in library service to young people. Since its inception, the award has been presented to individuals who exemplify resourceful…
Register Now for the 25th Reaching Forward!
April 4, 2014
The 25th Annual Reaching Forward Conference will be held Friday, May 9, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The conference includes a full day of programming, featuring forty-three programs -- ranging from Readers' Advisory to St…
Reading & Discussion Opportunity for Veterans Programs
April 4, 2014
The Great Books Foundation and the New York Council for theHumanitieshave received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a national reading & discussion program for libraries. Readings are drawn from a new anthology, S…
The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Wants to Hear from You
April 4, 2014
The ILA Reporter is the association's bimonthly forum for those who are improving and reinventing Illinois libraries. The Reporter Advisory Committee wants to know what issues and topics are important to you. For example, would you like to hear about…
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