ILA E-Newsletter

Local Communities Make Preparations For April 8 Solar Eclipse
March 28, 2024
The Centralia Chamber of Commerce, in connection with the Centralia Regional Library, has teamed with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Greenville Public Library to prepare and spread awareness of local attractions for the April 8th total solar …
Member Spotlight - Ellen Fitzgerald
March 25, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Ellen Fitzgerald. Ellen is the Children's Services Supervisor at the Nichols branch of the Naperville Public Library. Ellen is the current chair of the iREAD Committee and previously served on the ILA…
Advocating for Libraries from Peoria to Washington, D.C.
March 20, 2024
Advocating for Libraries from Peoria to Washington, D.C.  Veronica De Fazio, Deputy Director of Peoria Public Library and Past ILA President Advocacy has never come naturally to me. The thought of calling a legislator’s office or even send…
Member Spotlight - Kim Tipton
March 11, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Kim Tipton. Kim is a reference librarian at McHenry County College and is the current chair of the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Forum (IACRL) Communications Committee.  We as…
ILA Announces the Launch of More Than a Building Campaign
March 11, 2024
For Immediate Release Monday, March 11, 2024 Contact:  Tamara Jenkins Communications and Engagement Manager tjenkins@ila.org ILA Announces the Launch of More Than a Building Campaign The Illinois Library Association (ILA) is pleased to announce …
Illinois Library Association Unveils Stellar Lineup of Speakers for the 2024 Annual Conference
March 5, 2024
Illinois Library Association Unveils Stellar Lineup of Speakers for the 2024 ILA Annual Conference Nick Offerman, Mychal Threets, and Oge Mora Set to Share Their Stores and Wisdom Chicago, IL—The Illinois Library Association (ILA) is delighted …
Institutional Member Spotlight - Schaumburg Township District Library
March 4, 2024
Our latest Institutional Member Spotlight is on the Schaumburg Township District Library! Similar to our member spotlight, this spotlight focuses on our institutional members, which include Illinois libraries and library organizations. It's…
Member Spotlight - Jennifer Jackson
February 26, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Jennifer Jackson. Jennifer is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Engagement Coordinator at the University of Illinois Chicago. Jennifer is a current member of the ILA Nominating Committee and served on th…
The Illinois Library Association Awards Inclusive Travel Grant for National Conferences to Beth Smilack
February 22, 2024
The Illinois Library Association (ILA) has announced the recipient of the 2023/2024 ILA Inclusive Travel Grant for National Conferences. This $1,000 grant is designed to support the attendance of Illinois librarians and library staff from underrepres…
Register to Attend Reaching Forward North or Reaching Forward South Today!
February 13, 2024
Registration is now open for this year’s Reaching Forward Conferences! Reaching Forward North and Reaching Forward South are annual development conferences for library staff from central, northern, and southern Illinois. These conferences are d…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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