ILA E-Newsletter

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…
Fab Graphic Tools for Facebook Pages
August 5, 2015
Every 4th Tuesday of the month businesses and nonprofits based in Pima County can come to theIdea+Space at Main Library and get expert help with their social media presence. They can get guidance on what platforms to start with, brainstorm ideas for …
The Never Ending Illinois Legislative Session
July 28, 2015
The Illinois General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner still have not reached an agreement on fiscal 2016 State budget appropriations. The 2016 fiscal year began on July 1, and with the exception of K-12 school appropriations, Governor Rauner vetoed…
Players Gonna Play: YS Unconference
July 28, 2015
Thursday, August 6, Dominican University From simple manipulatives to complex electronic gaming, the role of play and its relationship to learning and development is a burgeoning area of research and discussion. On August 6, the concept of play will …
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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