ILA E-Newsletter

Legislative Update -- August 13, 2020
August 13, 2020
CensusAs of 8/11/2020, Illinois is holding steady at #7 in the nation for self-response rates, at 68.4%, compared to 63.4% nationally. As reported last week, the deadline for data collection has been moved earlier to September 30 from Octob…
Legislative Update -- August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020
Census 2020 The deadline for data collection for the Decennial Census 2020 has been moved up, from October 31 to September 30! This follows an initial extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic to the October date from July 31. While this change may…
Legislative Update -- July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020
Census 2020As of 7/29/2020, Illinois is tied with Virginia at #7 for self-response rate among the 50 states, with a 67.5% rate of response, compared to 62.8% nationally. The ending national total in 2010 was 72%. The Illinois Heartland Library System…
Legislative Update -- July 16, 2020
July 16, 2020
Census 2020 Illinois is currently #7 in the nation, with a 66.9% rate of response, compared to 62.1% nationally. Ending national total in 2010 was 72%. REMINDER! ALA Continues Advocacy for Libraries in COVID Relief FundingALA is spearheadin…
Legislative Update -- July 9, 2020
July 9, 2020
Census 2020  As of July 7, ILA is #7 in the nation in terms of self-response rate! We are at 66.7%, compared to 61.9% nationally. Keep up the good work! The U.S. Census Bureau offers numerous resources to help promote response, and ALA…
Legislative Update -- July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020
Illinois State Budget On June 16 we reported the good news that the 2021 Illinois state budget includes increases for the Per Capita Grants for public libraries and the School District Library Grant Program. Here, we are pleased to provide …
Legislative Update -- June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020
This week, as Illinois heads toward Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker's "Restore Illinois" plan, both the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Board of Higher Education have released guidelines for potential …
Legislative Update -- June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020
Earlier this week we sent out a special legislative update, with good news about the increased funding for per capita grants for school and public libraries in the budget for fiscal year 2021. This very welcome success, however, does come in the cont…
Special Legislative Update -- June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020
We are especially pleased to announce that Governor Pritzker signed the FY2020-21 budget (Public Act 101-0638) on June 12, 2020, and that this budget includes increases in the per capita grant rate for both school and public libraries, from…
From Statements to Action: ILA Condemns Racism and Violence
June 4, 2020
Today, we are called to address current events—specifically, to condemn the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers, and Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of self-appointed white vigilantes. These may be well beyond t…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

Visit the iREAD website »

Latest Library JobLine Listings

Browse all JobLine listings »