ILA E-Newsletter

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…
Kate Boyle Inducted as an Illinois Library Luminary
August 16, 2018
Kathleen (Kate) Boyle’s name is synonymous with resource sharing in Illinois. For twenty-five years, from 1979 to 2004, Kate served as Resource Sharing Manager of the Suburban Library System. She later served as Resource Sharing Manager of the …
Legislative Successes: Governor Signs Two Bills
August 16, 2018
Governor Rauner signed into law this week two bills that ILA worked on and supported throughout the spring legislative session:Senate Bill 2638Late in 2017, the Illinois Comptroller notified units of local government that it would no longer permit go…
Karen Stott Bersche Inducted as an Illinois Library Luminary
July 26, 2018
Karen Stott Bersche, of Bloomington, Illinois, served on the Reaching Across Illinois Library System Board (2011-2016) and the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee (2015-18) during her 35-year library career. She was a member of the State Board …
Applications Open for Annual Conference Internship
June 24, 2018
The 2018 ILA Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking interns for the conference, which will be held in Peoria, October 9-11. Conference interns will complete four hours of work at the registration desk, as assigned prior to the conference…
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