ILA E-Newsletter

Nominations Open for Reaching Forward Awards
January 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.
Change the Date!
January 19, 2015
Edwardsville Legislative Meet-up Rescheduled for March 6 Changes in the Illinois General Assembly calendar has forced a date change for this event, originally scheduled for February 20. Time and place remain the same, and all details are available on…
State Budget Cuts Likely
January 19, 2015
As of today, libraries should prepare themselves for the very real possibility of significant reductions in state funding, while at the same time, letting their legislators know how critical that funding is to their constituents. In Governor Rauner's…
2015 Library Legislative Meet-ups
January 12, 2015
Efforts go statewide this year with four legislative events intended to give you an opportunity to meet with your legislators and speak with them firsthand about issues affecting you and your library. Library trustees, directors, and staff from publi…
2015 Trustee Workshop
January 12, 2015
The 2015 ILA Trustee Forum Workshop will be held at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook on Saturday, February 14. Registration includes the workshop sessions, a continental breakfast, buffet luncheon, and two breaks. Register one attendee at the full pric…
National Library Legislative Day
January 12, 2015
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 With state cuts and more federal dollars being used for per capita grants, thisis a very critical and exciting time for us to get our message out to Congress. A variety of activities have been designed to p…
Reaching Forward
January 12, 2015
The 26th Annual Reaching Forward Conference will be held May 8, 2015, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. This year's conference features forty-four programs, a continental breakfast, and delicious luncheon. We continue to welcom…
Happy Holidays!
December 19, 2014
Best wishes for a happy holiday season to you and your loved ones. The ILA Staff
ILA Membership Dues at Work
December 19, 2014
We've been working hard to make improvements in the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and we recently marked a win for you, your library, and the citizens of Illinois. ILA institutional member dues directly support the advocacy work that wen…
ILA Candidates for 2015
December 19, 2014
The ILA Nominating Committee has just announced candidates for election in the spring of 2015. President-Elect: (term beginning July 1, 2015 -- June 30, 2018): Pattie Piotrowski, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago April Becker, Hanson Professi…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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