ILA E-Newsletter

Thank You! Congratulations. Call Your Senator Now.
May 21, 2014
Does your voice matter? Yes!The Illinois Senate had a long, detailed, and thoughtful discussion on House Bill (HB) 4207 yesterday, which proposed expanding the current cyber-bullying bill to off-campus speech. In the debate, several legislators menti…
ILA Needs Your Contact Updates!
May 21, 2014
2014-2015 ILA Handbook of Organization and Membership Directory in the Works We are in the process of creating the next ILA Handbook of Organization and Membership Directory, and are asking all ILA members (Personal, Associate, and Institutional) to …
Join us in the Idea Playground
May 21, 2014
Don't Miss the Youth Services UnCon Innovation is not new to the library world. It's a concept that librarians have always embraced and welcomed. Innovation in Youth Services will be examined and debated at ILA's first-ever Youth Services UnConferenc…
2014 ILA Election Results
May 9, 2014
Vice President/President-Elect candidates: 459 Betsy Adamowski, Wheaton Public Library 339 Tina Hubert, Six Mile Regional Library District, Granite City Board of Directors (three-year term beginning July 1, 2014 -- June 30, 2017). A candidate from ea…
2014 ICRL Election Results
May 9, 2014
Vice President/President-Elect Candidates: 55 Gwen Gregory University of Illinois at Chicago 50 Steve Brantley Eastern Illinois UniversitySecretary/Treasurer Candidates: 57 Lindsay Harmon American Academy of Art 46 Jennifer Paliatka Elmhurst CollegeI…
Award Nominations Due May 15
May 9, 2014
Spotlighting More Awards Intellectual Freedom Award Presented by the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, Public Policy Committee, and Quality Books, Inc., an individual or group is recognized by this award for outstanding contributions to the defense…
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…
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