ILA E-Newsletter

Giannoulias Pushes to Enhance Protections for Libraries and Librarians
April 4, 2024
Bill Would Grant Librarians the Same Protections as Other Public Servants  Furthering his commitment to the Right to Read, Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias is spearheading legislation that underscores the vital role of librarians in…
Sign a Witness Slip to Protect Library Workers
April 3, 2024
HB 4567 is scheduled for a committee hearing on Thursday, April 4, at 10:00 a.m. All Illinois library advocates are encouraged to support the bill before the hearing by submitting a witness slip here. The bill amends the Criminal Code of 2012, to inc…
ILA’s Statement in Support of Illinois’ Readers’ Choice Awards
April 1, 2024
Today is the first day of School Library Month and the Illinois Library Association (ILA) is proud to stand with the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) and our school library colleagues. ILA supports AISLE’s Statement on I…
Sign a Witness Slip Supporting Amending the Acquisition of Treasurer Bonds for Libraries
April 1, 2024
HB 4224 is scheduled for a committee hearing on Thursday, April 4, at 8:01 a.m. All Illinois library advocates are encouraged to support the bill prior to the hearing by submitting a witness slip by clicking here. Illinois libraries are required to a…
Local Communities Make Preparations For April 8 Solar Eclipse
March 28, 2024
The Centralia Chamber of Commerce, in connection with the Centralia Regional Library, has teamed with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Greenville Public Library to prepare and spread awareness of local attractions for the April 8th total solar …
Member Spotlight - Ellen Fitzgerald
March 25, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Ellen Fitzgerald. Ellen is the Children's Services Supervisor at the Nichols branch of the Naperville Public Library. Ellen is the current chair of the iREAD Committee and previously served on the ILA…
Advocating for Libraries from Peoria to Washington, D.C.
March 20, 2024
Advocating for Libraries from Peoria to Washington, D.C.  Veronica De Fazio, Deputy Director of Peoria Public Library and Past ILA President Advocacy has never come naturally to me. The thought of calling a legislator’s office or even send…
Member Spotlight - Kim Tipton
March 11, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Kim Tipton. Kim is a reference librarian at McHenry County College and is the current chair of the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Forum (IACRL) Communications Committee.  We as…
ILA Announces the Launch of More Than a Building Campaign
March 11, 2024
For Immediate Release Monday, March 11, 2024 Contact:  Tamara Jenkins Communications and Engagement Manager tjenkins@ila.org ILA Announces the Launch of More Than a Building Campaign The Illinois Library Association (ILA) is pleased to announce …
Illinois Library Association Unveils Stellar Lineup of Speakers for the 2024 Annual Conference
March 5, 2024
Illinois Library Association Unveils Stellar Lineup of Speakers for the 2024 ILA Annual Conference Nick Offerman, Mychal Threets, and Oge Mora Set to Share Their Stores and Wisdom Chicago, IL—The Illinois Library Association (ILA) is delighted …
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