ILA E-Newsletter

Not Your Typical Collection or Service
May 9, 2014
When people think of libraries, they think of books. However, libraries also circulate a myriad of items and provide a vast array of unique services. Some of the collections might surprise you, such as toys, garden seed packets, framed art work, gree…
World Languages Networking Group
May 9, 2014
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 The next meeting of the World Languages Networking Group will beWednesday May 21, 2014 from 10:00 am until noon at the Evanston Public Library. The topic of this meeting will be Indian Language Collection Development and Promot…
Great Intentions, Wrong Legislation, Call Your Illinois General Assembly Senator Now!
April 28, 2014
House Bill (HB) 4207 is a proposal to expand the state cyberbullying law. The current law limits cyberbullying to electronic harassment of a student on school property, at school events, or by utilizing school technology. House Bill 4207 would apply …
Still Time to Register for Reaching Forward
April 28, 2014
The 25th Annual Reaching Forward Conference will be held Friday, May 9, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The conference includes a full day of programming, featuring forty-three programs--ranging from Readers' Advisory to Stor…
Award Nominations Due May 15
April 28, 2014
Spotlighting More Awards Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Demco Award Presented by Illinois Library Association and Demco in honor of Hugh C. Atkinson (1933-1986). Due in large part to his influence, Illinois garnered national recognition in statewide inter…
Order iREAD products before May 1st!
April 28, 2014
Still need a few more posters and finger puppets for your summer reading program? Place an order online by May 1st and receive your items by no later than June 1st! If you order after May 1st, items will be shipped within three or more weeks, dependi…
Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Announced
April 16, 2014
Joanne Zienty, Wheaton The winner of the first Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project is Joanne Zienty. A Wheaton resident and the library media specialist at the Forest School Library in Des Plaines was awarded the honor for her book The Things W…
Stay Money Smart!
April 16, 2014
Many Illinois libraries have just wrapped up their Money Smart Week programs, but there's a new library resource to help you stay in the know all year long. On April 7 in Chicago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) launched a partnership…
Don't forget to vote in the ILA Board Elections!
April 16, 2014
Deadline is April 30th! All current ILA personal members have been sent two e-mails or a paper ballot. If you are an individual member and have not received an e-mail or a paper ballot, please contact immediately.
Robert Dawson's The Public Library
April 16, 2014
Published by Princeton Architectural Press in April, this gorgegousphotographic essay on America's public libraries was eighteen years in the making. With rave reviews fromLibrary Journal and Publisher's Weekly,it looks like a must-have for library c…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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