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Two New Titles for Your Joining Forces Bookshelf
January 19, 2015
Wartime, Then and Now With Phil Klay's Redeployment winning this year's National Book Award for fiction, war seems to have become a hot topic for publishers. Two new titles are worth special mention: When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning te…
February 2015 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
January 19, 2015
Please click here to download the entire February 2015 ILA Reporter in PDF format. This issue includes the following articles: New Library Buildings PDF Download Barrington Area Library Case-Halstead Public Library College of DuPage Library El Paso P…
Nominations Open for Reaching Forward Awards
January 19, 2015
Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Reaching Forward Awards. All nominations are due March 31, 2015. For more information on the awards and the nomination form, please visit the Reaching Forward website.
Change the Date!
January 19, 2015
Edwardsville Legislative Meet-up Rescheduled for March 6 Changes in the Illinois General Assembly calendar has forced a date change for this event, originally scheduled for February 20. Time and place remain the same, and all details are available on…
State Budget Cuts Likely
January 19, 2015
As of today, libraries should prepare themselves for the very real possibility of significant reductions in state funding, while at the same time, letting their legislators know how critical that funding is to their constituents. In Governor Rauner's…
2015 Library Legislative Meet-ups
January 12, 2015
Efforts go statewide this year with four legislative events intended to give you an opportunity to meet with your legislators and speak with them firsthand about issues affecting you and your library. Library trustees, directors, and staff from publi…
2015 Trustee Workshop
January 12, 2015
The 2015 ILA Trustee Forum Workshop will be held at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook on Saturday, February 14. Registration includes the workshop sessions, a continental breakfast, buffet luncheon, and two breaks. Register one attendee at the full pric…
National Library Legislative Day
January 12, 2015
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 With state cuts and more federal dollars being used for per capita grants, thisis a very critical and exciting time for us to get our message out to Congress. A variety of activities have been designed to p…
Reaching Forward
January 12, 2015
The 26th Annual Reaching Forward Conference will be held May 8, 2015, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. This year's conference features forty-four programs, a continental breakfast, and delicious luncheon. We continue to welcom…
Happy Holidays!
December 19, 2014
Best wishes for a happy holiday season to you and your loved ones. The ILA Staff
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