ILA E-Newsletter

Legislative Update -- January 5, 2023
January 5, 2023
ILA is pleased to present once again Library Days and Dates 2023-24, prepared by attorney Phil Lenzini for libraries' guidance in planning around key dates for filing public notices and/or various actions required by municipal (city, village, and inc…
Call for Submissions for the ILA Reporter Library Buildings Issue
January 3, 2023
Submit Your Expansion, Renovation, and New Building Projects! Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2022? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2022" article in…
Member Spotlight - Patricia Chavez
January 2, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Patricia Chavez. Patricia is a current member and past co-manager of the ILA Students and New Professionals Forum (SANP). She was also a member of the ILA Conference Program Committee, 2021. We asked Patri…
Member Spotlight - Nanette Donohue
December 12, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Nanette Donohue. Nanette is the Technical Services Manager at the Champaign Public Library. She also serves as a co-chair of the ILA Advocacy Committee. We asked Nanette to tell us a little …
ALA Legislative Update: Support Library Funding in the FY2023 Appropriations Bill
December 8, 2022
While last month’s midterm election means a change in the balance of power in the House of Representatives, the current Congress must finish its business and important library funding issues are on the line.  Congress must decide next week…
ILA is a Unite Against Book Bans Organizational Partner
December 1, 2022
At its November 17, 2022, meeting the ILA board voted unanimously to become an organizational partner of Unite Against Book Bans. Partner organizations represent parents, educators and librarians, students and readers, authors and publishers, communi…
Vote for the 2022 ILA Member Photo of the Year!
November 30, 2022
Each month, ILA staff reviews submissions and selects the winner of the monthly member photo contest, but now it's up to you, the Illinois library community, to decide who should be named ILA Member Photo of the Year! Three finalists were selected ba…
Member Spotlight - Alea Perez
November 28, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Alea Perez. Alea is the Young Adult Services Manager at the Forest Park Public Library. She also serves as the chair of the ILA Best Practices Committee. We asked Alea to tell us a little about herself and…
Legislative Update -- November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022
Library District Board Vacancies BillThe Illinois General Assembly reconvened on Tuesday, November 15, for the 2022 Fall Veto Session. Senator Laura M. Murphy introduced SB 4232, a new bill that amends the Public Library District Act of 1991. Th…
"Public Libraries Day" in Illinois
November 16, 2022
The Rock Island Public Library recently hosted the kickoff event for the "Nifty at 150: Year of the Library." During the event, the library shared a proclamation from Governor Pritzker and Secretary of State Jesse White declaring November 25, 2022 as…
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