ILA E-Newsletter

Soon To Be Famous
December 4, 2014
Ask your fabulous local authors to bring their self-published fiction books into their local or branch library NOW to be entered into the 2015 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project. Nominations are due December 15. Please click here for the strea…
Act Today to Improve FOIA!
December 1, 2014
Your Illinois Senator needs to hear from you today in order to improve Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provisions. The veto session is scheduled for December 2-4. On November 19, the Illinois House voted to override the Governor's veto of House Bil…
PLA Midwinter Institute
December 1, 2014
Who We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose Friday, January 308:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Hilton Chicago, Marquette Room Would you like to learn about a simple strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable f…
Attention All Library Trustees
December 1, 2014
The ILA Reporter is looking for a library trustee who would be willing to write a brief opinion piece for an upcoming issue. The angle is "the most important thing I have learned as board member" or any personal stories or anecdotes from a board memb…
Resources & Technical Services Forum News
December 1, 2014
Help Plan for a Library State of Mind Want to share some ideas for program proposals for the 2015 Illinois Library Conference? Join us on Monday, December 8 at the Addison Public Library! This meeting is for anyone who'd like to help brainstorm progr…
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…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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