ILA E-Newsletter

The Never Ending Illinois Legislative Session
July 28, 2015
The Illinois General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner still have not reached an agreement on fiscal 2016 State budget appropriations. The 2016 fiscal year began on July 1, and with the exception of K-12 school appropriations, Governor Rauner vetoed…
Players Gonna Play: YS Unconference
July 28, 2015
Thursday, August 6, Dominican University From simple manipulatives to complex electronic gaming, the role of play and its relationship to learning and development is a burgeoning area of research and discussion. On August 6, the concept of play will …
2015-2016 ILA Handbook of Organization Now Available Online
July 28, 2015
Visit the ILA website to view the 2015-2016 ILA Handbook of Organization -- ILA's guide to the structure of the Illinois Library Association. It provides names of current officials and committee members. It contains key documents, such as the Mission…
Victory for School Libraries as Senate Passes Education Bill
July 23, 2015
The Senate made great strides this week to ensure needed reform to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). After much debate and across the aisle discussion, yesterday the Senate overwhelmingly passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, …
Tweet and Retweet: ILA President Does Stellar Job Testifying Against Property Tax Freeze
June 11, 2015
ILA President Jeannie Dilger presented testimony on June 9 to the full Illinois Senate opposing property tax proposals that would limit local library funding. State Sen. Andy Manar tweeted: Wow. Quote of the Day from Jeannie Dilger: "A property tax f…
Online Conference Registration Opens July 10
June 11, 2015
Download the 2015 Illinois Library Conference Preview. This year's conference, A Library State of Mind, brings together library organizations in Illinois for a chance to connect, network, and learn together. Academic, public, school, and special libr…
Atkinson Named Latest ILA Library Luminary
June 11, 2015
Hugh Atkinson joins this honor roll of individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to Illinois libraries. As a past director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Atkinson led efforts in automation and statewide resource shari…
Another Sunday Deadline: Showdown in the Illinois General Assembly
May 28, 2015
While the Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn by this Sunday, it is widely expected that the session will not conclude and we will go into overtime. Gov. Bruce Rauner has demanded passage of his "Turnaround Agenda" before he will negoti…
Poster Sessions at 2015 Illinois Library Conference
May 28, 2015
Share your best ideas and work with the Illinois library community by presenting a poster session at the 2015 Illinois Library Conference. Poster sessions will be held October 22-24 in the exhibit hall. A designated session will be held for posters o…
Contact Senator Kirk Now!
May 28, 2015
History is about to be made and Illinois' Senator Mark Kirk's vote may literally make the difference between reforming the USA PATRIOT Act for the first time in 14 years . . . or not. Make sure he hears from you today to protect libraries and civil l…
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