ILA E-Newsletter

Tweet and Retweet: ILA President Does Stellar Job Testifying Against Property Tax Freeze
June 11, 2015
ILA President Jeannie Dilger presented testimony on June 9 to the full Illinois Senate opposing property tax proposals that would limit local library funding. State Sen. Andy Manar tweeted: Wow. Quote of the Day from Jeannie Dilger: "A property tax f…
Online Conference Registration Opens July 10
June 11, 2015
Download the 2015 Illinois Library Conference Preview. This year's conference, A Library State of Mind, brings together library organizations in Illinois for a chance to connect, network, and learn together. Academic, public, school, and special libr…
Atkinson Named Latest ILA Library Luminary
June 11, 2015
Hugh Atkinson joins this honor roll of individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to Illinois libraries. As a past director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Atkinson led efforts in automation and statewide resource shari…
Another Sunday Deadline: Showdown in the Illinois General Assembly
May 28, 2015
While the Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn by this Sunday, it is widely expected that the session will not conclude and we will go into overtime. Gov. Bruce Rauner has demanded passage of his "Turnaround Agenda" before he will negoti…
Poster Sessions at 2015 Illinois Library Conference
May 28, 2015
Share your best ideas and work with the Illinois library community by presenting a poster session at the 2015 Illinois Library Conference. Poster sessions will be held October 22-24 in the exhibit hall. A designated session will be held for posters o…
Contact Senator Kirk Now!
May 28, 2015
History is about to be made and Illinois' Senator Mark Kirk's vote may literally make the difference between reforming the USA PATRIOT Act for the first time in 14 years . . . or not. Make sure he hears from you today to protect libraries and civil l…
"Last Week" of the 2015 Spring Session
May 25, 2015
The Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn by May 31, but none of the major legislative issues have yet to be resolved. The Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and his legislative allies are insisting on numerous structural changes in state a…
Illinois Library Laws & Rules in Effects April 2015
May 25, 2015
Reflecting all changes to laws affecting libraries passed by the Illinois General Assembly since the previous 2012 edition, including changes to administrative rules. Recommended for all library trustees, directors, and others charged with library ad…
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam Visited RAILS Today
May 18, 2015
Trustees, ILA Presidents, ILA Public Policy Committee chairs, and RAILS staff members gathered today in Burr Ridge to talk with Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL, 6) about library issues. We thanked Representative Roskam for his support in passing th…
World Languages Network Group
May 18, 2015
The next meeting of the World Languages Networking Group will be Wednesday May 20, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. The topic of this meeting will be a continuation of our October 22, 2014 and February 18, 2…
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