ILA E-Newsletter

Please Immediately Contact Your Local State Representative and Ask them to Vote NO on Any Legislation Freezing Local Property Levies
May 12, 2015
Several amendments have been filed to bills in the Illinois House of Representatives that would prohibit all local governments and school districts from receiving any additional property tax revenues beyond the 2015 levy unless specifically approved …
Illinois Library Laws & Rules in Effects April 2015
May 12, 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…
ILA Election Results
May 6, 2015
President-Elect candidates 453 Pattie Piotrowski, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 290 April Becker, Hanson Professional Services, Springfield Board of Directors (three-year term beginning July 1, 2015 -- June 30, 2018). A candidate from eac…
2015 IACRL Election Results
May 6, 2015
Vice President/President-Elect Candidates: 55 Lindsay Harmon School of the Art Institute of Chicago 21 Rob Morrison National Louis University Secretary/Treasurer Candidates: 49 Michelle Nielsen Ott Illinois Central College 27 Eric A. Edwards Illinois…
2014-2015 Books Challenged or Banned
May 6, 2015
Celebrate the freedom to read in your library during Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2015) with public programs, buttons, posters, and T-shirts. Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access while drawing attention to…
The Next Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Is....
April 24, 2015
Michael Alan Peck, author of The Commons Book 1: The Journeyman. Peck's book was chosen from among a field of three finalists, including Wicked Waves by Sharon Kay and The House of Closed Doors by Jane Steen. The announcement event was held on April …
Illinois Libraries Win John Cotton Dana Awards
April 24, 2015
Soon to Be Famous and Celebrate Gorey Both Named Winner The twelve Illinois libraries and library organizations--including ILA, RAILS, and Illinois Heartland Library System--that teamed up to create the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project were …
Mary Dempsey Latest Illinois Library Luminary
April 24, 2015
Mary Dempsey was appointed Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library (CPL) in 1994 by Mayor Richard M. Daley and reappointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2011. She served the City of Chicago in that role for nearly two decades until her retirement in 20…
Award Nominations Due May 15
April 24, 2015
Spotlighting Three More Awards Readers' Advisory Service Award The Adult Reading Round Table (ARRT) is sponsoring a brand new Illinois Library Association award specifically honoring Readers' Advisory service. The Readers' Advisory Service Award is d…
Remember to Vote
April 24, 2015
ILA Elections Open until April 30 The polls are open! All ILA personal members should have received a link to the electronic ballot or a paper ballot in the mail by now. Please click here to let Tina know if you have not received a ballot.
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