ILA E-Newsletter

Local Government ILA Initiative Advances in the Illinois General Assembly
March 19, 2015
House Bill (HB) 3434 passed out of the Illinois House Cities and Villages Committee unanimously on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The bill amends the Illinois Local Library Act by providing that any amount the library board believes will be necessary to le…
Nominations Open for Reaching Forward Awards
March 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.
LIRA Votes to Oppose SB 1951
March 19, 2015
Libraries of Illinois Risk Agency (LIRA) Board voted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to oppose Senate Bill (SB) 1951. The bill would amend the Freedom of Information Act by deleting language that exempts from copying and inspection: (i) any and all prop…
JCAR Approves New Library System Rules
March 19, 2015
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) approved yesterday changes to the Illinois Library Laws & Rules In Effect March 2015, (23 Ill.Admin.Code 3030).ILA has delayed the publication of a new edition of Illinois Library Laws & Rule…
IEEE Announces 2015 Award Winners
March 19, 2015
In support of public libraries that provide enriching educational opportunities in math and science for pre-university students, the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)-Chicago Section is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients o…
Traveling Exhibition Opportunity for Libraries
March 16, 2015
Water: Resource for Life is a new Smithsonian exhibition that will tour six Illinois communities in 2016-2017 as part of the Illinois Humanities Council's (IHC) Museums on Main Street program. The exhibition will encourage people throughout the state…
Going to Washington, DC?
March 16, 2015
Apply to Send a Non-Librarian to National Library Legislative Day! Librarians and supporters gather on Capitol Hill May 4-5, 2015 to make their case before the new Congress--share the date with your networks, on social media, and in person with anyon…
Legislative Update
March 16, 2015
Good news. One of ILA legislative initiatives is advancing well in the 2015 Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly.House (HB) 200 passed by a vote of 113 to 0 on Thursday, 12 March 2015. The bill goes to the Illinois Senate for action. The b…
2015 Conference Proposals Due Friday
March 16, 2015
Friday, March 20, is the deadline to submit a program proposal for this year's joint conference between ILA and ISLMA, in cooperation with IACRL and SLA Illinois. Be a part of history and submit your proposal today!For more information or to submit a…
Weapons of Mass Instruction!
March 16, 2015
Artist Celebrates World Book Day with Book Tank Weapons of Mass Instruction: A 1979 Ford Falcon Converted in a Tank Armored with 900 Free Books< Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff builds book tanks--roving libraries on wheels capable of carrying 900…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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