ILA E-Newsletter

The Governor and Illinois General Assembly Must Pass a Budget!
October 2, 2015
A state budget compromise is long overdue. The failure to pass a budget has impacted every person in every corner of the state. From the most basic services government must provide to protecting the most vulnerable citizens, the lack of funding is pu…
State Budget Crisis Continues
September 2, 2015
The worst state budget crisis in Illinois history continues. While a comprehensive 2016 spending plan has not been adopted, a combination of court orders, executive decisions, and continuing appropriations have essentially obligated 100% of anticipat…
State Keeps Spending With No Budget
August 18, 2015
Nearly 90 percent of state spending has now been committed because of recent court rulings and Rauner administration actions, even though there is no state budget in place. The remaining 10.6 percent is broken down in an attached graphic... At the mo…
Gail Bush Illinois Library Luminary
August 18, 2015
Gail Bush joins this honor roll of individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to Illinois libraries. Bush's passionate career in Illinois libraries spans five decades of service in academic, corporate, school librarianship, and public lib…
Joyce Saricks Illinois Library Luminary
August 12, 2015
Joyce Saricks joins this honor roll of individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to Illinois libraries. In her twenty-seven years as a readers' advisory librarian at Downers Grove Public Library, Saricks spent her days connecting readers…
Summer Reading Program Recap
August 12, 2015
Just when you thought your summer reading program was over and you could finally take a breather . . . . Sorry, but we need one more thing from you before you call it a wrap. Please fill out the brief survey about your summer reading program by Septe…
Katherine Applegate Joins A Library State of Mind: Newbery Medal and Bluestem Award Winning Author
August 12, 2015
Katherine Applegate will be the featured speaker at the Readers' Choice Awards Breakfast on Saturday, October 24 at the conference. The breakfast celebrates the winners of the Monarch, Bluestem, Abe Lincoln High School, and Rebecca Caudill Young Read…
2016 Illinois Youth Services Institute: Submit a Program Proposal
August 12, 2015
The 2016 Illinois Youth Services Institute Be Bold! Experiment brings together Youth Services library staff from across the state, giving them an opportunity to grow, network, and be inspired. This inaugural institute will be held at the Marriott Hot…
August 2015 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
August 5, 2015
August 2015 ILA Reporter on ILA Website Please click here to download the entire August 2015 ILA Reporter in PDF format. This issue includes the following articles: Reading, Writing, and Reflecting on War by Elizabeth Gross PDF DownloadFrom Serials t…
Shankar Vedantam Opens A Library State of Mind
August 5, 2015
Shankar Vedantam Opens A Library State of MindOpening General Session, October 22, 2015 Shankar Vedantam's Keynote will kick off this year's Illinois Library Conference. Vedantam will explore the ways in which unconscious factors shape our everyday j…
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