ILA E-Newsletter

Programming Grant Opportunity
March 6, 2015
Programming Grant Opportunity Public, academic, and community college libraries are eligible to apply for grants up to $10,000 to present programming in connection with the PBS documentary series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. The project is…
Program Proposals Due March 20
March 6, 2015
The deadline to submit your program proposal for the 2015 Illinois Library Conference is quickly approaching. The conference committee is seeking program proposals that demonstrate collaboration with different types of libraries or other community or…
Programs on Labor Issues?
March 6, 2015
Exchange ideas with your colleagues! With May Day coming up and talk about unions and the right to work in the news, this might be a good topic for spring library programming. The Illinois Labor History Society has an excellent resource list of films…
More for Your Joining Forces Bookshelf
March 6, 2015
First Novel by Veteran of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Elliot Ackerman served--and survived--five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and his first novel, Green on Blue, was reviewed by The New York Times on March 1, 2015. The novel is told entirel…
Open Conference Call about the Administrative Rules in Advance of the JCAR Review
March 6, 2015
The Illinois State Library will host a conference call on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 to review the second notice changes filed to the Administrative Rules.The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) review of the proposed rules is March 17, 2015.…
Revised 2015 ILA Palm Card
March 6, 2015
The revised 2015 ILA Legislative Palm Card is now available on on the ILA website, featuring ILA's legislative priorities for the 99th Illinois General Assembly 2015 Spring Session and the 114th U.S. Congress First Session. If you're not meeting with…
School Libraries Need Your Help NOW!
March 6, 2015
Federal legislation reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) could have a major impact on school libraries, and Illinois voices need to be heard NOW. Senator Mark Kirk could play a role in supporting an amendment that would pro…
Oppose Mandatory Statewide Public Library Filtering Legislation
February 23, 2015
Rep. Peter Breen (R-48th District, Lombard) has introduced House Bill 2689 to create the Internet Screening in Public Libraries Act, requiring each public library to have a "technology protection measure" to prevent the display on a public computer o…
Governor's Budget Unveiled
February 18, 2015
Governor Rauner unveiled his proposed 2016 state budget today. Among the most sweeping changes to state operations proposed are huge cuts to Medicaid, social services, and programs for the disabled; almost immediate termination of current state defin…
Governor Recommends Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to Operate as an Independent Agency
February 18, 2015
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency currently manages the state's historic sites, such as Lincoln's Tomb, the Old State Capitol, Cahokia Mounds, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM). Except for ALPLM, Rauner wants the…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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