ILA E-Newsletter

Call for Submissions for the ILA Reporter Annual Buildings Issue
December 10, 2021
Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2021? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2021" article in the March 2022 issue. Submissions should include: A…
Legislative Update -- December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021
Accelerate IllinoisThe Accelerate Illinois initiative, announced December 1 with an application deadline of December 30, will provide twelve communities across the state with "expert support...offered as part of an intensive 14-week community en…
Vote for the ILA Member Photo of the Year!
December 8, 2021
Since we launched the ILA member photo of the month contest, members have responded by submitting incredible photos for us to review and select one winner, but now it's up to you, the Illinois library community, to decide who should be named the ILA …
Call for Speakers for ILA Marketing Forum 2022 Roundtables
December 7, 2021
The ILA Marketing Forum is planning its roundtables for 2022, and they need your help. The forum is looking for library staff who have a marketing/promotion idea or initiative to share about their experiences related to welcoming patro…
Volunteer to Serve on an ILA Committee!
December 7, 2021
Are you interested in serving on an ILA Committee? If you are, now is the time to submit a committee interest form! Appointments begin July 1, and most committee members serve two- or three-year terms. ILA's committees provide major support serv…
Member Spotlight - Rick Meyer
December 6, 2021
This week's  member spotlight is on Rick Meyer. Rick is a Director-at-Large on the ILA Executive Board, the board liaison to the ILA Awards Committee, and a former chair of the ILA Awards Committee. We asked Rick to tell us a little bit abo…
2022 ILA Executive Board Candidates
December 3, 2021
The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the candidates for election in the spring of 2022. Candidates' statements, bios, and photos will be available by mid-March.  PRESIDENT-ELECT(three-year term beginning July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025…
Legislative Update -- December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021
IL Public Access CounselorThank you to our colleagues at Municipal Minute, for announcing the restoration of the Public Access Counselor's FOIA and OMA webpages. We are happy to amplify that message, as we know issues of public access are v…
Member Spotlight - Lora Del Rio
November 22, 2021
It's time for another member spotlight and this week's spotlight is on Lora Del Rio! Lora is a Co-Chair of the 2022 ILA Conference Program Committee. We asked Lora to tell us a little bit about herself and to answer a few professi…
Legislative Update -- November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021
2022 Illinois General Assembly Session Dates Announced; Shortened SessionSpring 2022 marks the second year of the 102nd Illinois General Assembly, and it is currently slated to be conducted on a shortened schedule, primarily due to changes in the 202…
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