ILA E-Newsletter

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&…
Libraries to Be Required to Adopt Sexual Harassment Prohibition Policy
December 7, 2017
Senate Bill 402, as enrolled as Public Act 100-0554, requires every governmental unit to adopt either an ordinance or resolution establishing a policy to prohibit sexual harassment by January 15, 2018. The new law requires four items t…
Patrons Can Help Support Net Neutrality
December 7, 2017
We've been hearing a great deal about how librarians can take action to support net neutrality, as the vote among FCC commissioners to eliminate it approaches on December 14. But our patrons can be allies in this effort as well. While the FCC's …
Tell Congress to Save Net Neutrality
November 28, 2017
Just before Thanksgiving, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai announced his plan to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order. This would do away with rules that limit the power of Internet Service Providers – like Veriz…
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