ILA E-Newsletter

Be An Early iREAD Bird
December 1, 2014
Please remember that if you place your summer reading order by today, December 1, your Read to the Rhythm products will deliver by March 1, 2015. Thank you for being an early bird! Please note that our iREAD shipping schedule for all other product is…
American Library Association's Public Programs Office Seeks Your Help
November 17, 2014
The ALA's Public Programs Office (PPO) is seeking examples of new and innovative community engagement programs throughout Illinois, especially in the Chicago area. If your library has created a program in response to community needs; started a dialog…
Act This Week to Improve FOIA!
November 17, 2014
The Illinois General Assembly needs to hear from you this week in order to improve Freedom of Information Act provisions. The veto session currently scheduled for November 19 and 20 may be our only chance to have an impact on this legislation that wa…
ILA Executive Board Actions
November 17, 2014
ILA President Jeannie Dilger presided over a full day's agenda at the November 14, 2014, meeting at Heartland Community College in Normal, reviewing the annual audit and ILA's fiscal health, as well as current issues for Illinois libraries and the as…
Order Your 2015 iREAD Resource Guide Now
November 17, 2014
Have you ordered your 2015 iREAD Resource Guide, the heart of the iREAD program? For the first time, we are offering early shipment of this 568-page guide, jam-packed with program ideas, bibliographies, and art. You can buy the print version, just th…
Take Action Now!
November 11, 2014
Please immediately contact your local legislators and ask them to support overriding the Governor's veto of House Bill 3796! House Bill (HB) 3796 contains reasonable reforms to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and passed the Illinois Ge…
Law Librarians Express Appreciation for Bill Passage
November 11, 2014
The Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) recently passed a resolution thanking the Illinois Library Association (ILA) for its support in passage of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) by the Illinois General Assembly. The bill, w…
Veterans Day @ Your Library
November 11, 2014
Tell us what your library is doing to celebrate veterans and military families this week. ILA is co-sponsoring author readings Carbondale, Springfield, and Urbana as part of our Joining Forces @ Your Library initiative.
Promoting the Value of Summer Reading
November 11, 2014
The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research finds that student who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. …
If You Weren't in Springfield, You Missed Out!
October 27, 2014
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 2014 ILA Annual Conference. We hope you had a great time. The conference evaluations certainly reveal an upbeat mood with so many very complimentary remarks. Seeing everyone at conference, we know the Illinois …
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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