ILA E-Newsletter

New or Recently Renovated Library Buildings Wanted
October 27, 2014
... for the annual architecture February issue of the ILA Reporter. The purpose of this issue is to examine how building architecture can contribute to library use and purpose. If you know of examples completed in 2014, call 312-644-1896 or e-mail, b…
Have Ideas About the ILA Website
October 27, 2014
Now's Your chance! ILA is working with Webitects, a firm that researches, designs and builds for the web. Our goal is to create a real place for our members to work, explore and connect with each other. We held some preliminary conversations at the I…
2015 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project
October 27, 2014
Nominations now being accepted! The 2015 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author project is accepting nominations for self-published adult fiction authors that live in Illinois untilDecember 15. We've also made it even simpler for libraries to participate.…
ILA Position Announcement
October 27, 2014
Looking for a Superstar! ILA is looking for an addition to our team at our downtown Chicago offices. This will be the front-line person to handle membership renewals and requests, process iREAD orders, maintain our member database--in short, the most…
See you next week in Springfield!
October 8, 2014
It's time to get ready for #ILAKick! Visit the conference website for full information. Mobile AppThe Conference App, sponsored by Today's Business Solutions, is currently available for Android devices and via a mobile website. Due to issues with App…
2015 iREAD Summer Reading!
October 8, 2014
Get ready to sing, dance, and make some noise next summer with the 2015 iREAD summer reading theme: Read to the Rhythm! iREAD summer reading programming includes activities, graphics, crafts, reading lists, incentives, and much more for children, tee…
#ILAKick is just around the corner!
September 24, 2014
We're in the homestretch for the 2014 ILA Annual Conference! Registration confirmations and badges were mailed Monday, September 22. If you do not receive your badge this week or if your badge needs corrections, please contact the office at ila@ila.o…
Nancy Gillfillan Latest Illinois Library Luminary
September 24, 2014
Nancy Gillfillan has dedicated more than 30 years to the Illinois library community. Spending the majority of her career at the Dixon Public Library, her accomplishments include introducing the rural community to library automation and Internet acces…
2015 iREAD Read to the Rhythm Public Service Announcement is Rockin'!
September 24, 2014
This PSA is now available for your use (please click on image above) and included on the Read to the Rhythm Resource Guide disks along with all of the graphics and programming for children, teens, and adults. Visit the iREAD website to check out the …
Science Kits for Public Libraries
September 24, 2014
Grant Application Deadline November 15 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-Chicago Section's Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) Grant project is offering up to $2,000 in funding to Chicago area Public Libraries. The gra…
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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