ILA E-Newsletter

Illinois Candidates Running for ALA Offices
March 7, 2018
Nineteen candidates from Illinois are running in the 2018 American Library Association election.
2018 Award Nominations Are Open
March 7, 2018
Celebrate your colleagues by nominating them for an ILA award! The ILA awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. 
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, May 15. Visit the ILA website for …
Marketing Forum Mini-Conference, April 20
February 28, 2018
The ILA Marketing Forum will hold is first mini-conference on April 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440​.Fifteen years ago, public libraries had no real …
Directors University Application Open
February 22, 2018
The second annual Directors University will be held June 4-8, 2018, at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. Lodging will be at the State House Inn, 101 E. Adams Street. This week-long University is intended for first-time directo…
Elevate Deadline Extended to March 12
February 22, 2018
We are excited to announce that the application deadline for Elevate Illinois Libraries has been extended to give people from all library types an opportunity to respond. We've already had great response, and in our first year we …
Bills Prohibiting the Use of Public Funds for Professional Development Introduced
January 26, 2018
Two bills, which would restrict the use of public funds for professional development, have been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly.The ILA Public Policy Committee (PPC) is monitoring the situation closely and will take appropriate actio…
Cyndi Robinson Named ILA Deputy Director
January 17, 2018
Cyndi Robinson has been named Deputy Director by ILA Executive Director Diane Foote, effective immediately. Robinson has served as ILA Conference and Continuing Education Manager since January 2000. She has also served the profession in a volunteer l…
Peggy J. Danhof Named Illinois Library Luminary
January 4, 2018
  Peggy J. Danhof has served as a trustee of the Fountaindale Public Library District, Bolingbrook, for twenty-two years, from 1984 to 1988 and from 1998 to the present day. Peggy is a tireless advocate for her library. As President, she led the…
Making our voices heard in Washington, D.C.
December 21, 2017
Join ILA's delegation and travel to the nation's capitol to get our message out to Congress! ALA's National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters and patron…
Act to Save Net Neutrality
December 12, 2017
This Thursday, the FCC is expected to vote on a proposal from Chairman Ajit Pai that would rollback the strong, enforceable net neutrality protections established in 2015.  ILA is one of more than 200 groups that have signed a joint letter&…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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