ILA E-Newsletter

Legislative Update -- February 24, 2022
February 24, 2022
$232 Million Sought for LSTA; Illinois Librarians Meeting with Federal RepresentativesThe federal government is still operating under a Continuing Resolution without an approved budget for the current (2022) fiscal year, which means operating at the …
Member Spotlight - Marielle McNeal
February 21, 2022
This week's spotlight is on Marielle McNeal. Marielle is a Director-at-Large on the ILA Executive Board. We asked Marielle to tell us a little bit about herself and to answer a few professional and amusing questions. Continue reading to fin…
Legislative Update -- February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022
Judge Rules In Favor of Publishers in Maryland E-Book LawsuitThe U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland has issued a preliminary injunction preventing Maryland's law requiring "reasonable" pricing and access to e-books for libraries from ta…
Legislative Update -- February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022
Illinois General AssemblyWe are now in week six of the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly, and bills are being filed and heard in House and Senate committees. View the list of bills ILA is following, and our current positions on the…
Member Spotlight - Jordan Neal
February 7, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Jordan Neal, a Career Librarian at the Champaign Public Library. Jordan is a director-at-large on the ILA Executive Board and a past co-chair of the ILA Diversity Committee. We asked Jordan to tell us…
Crete Public Library District Names David Sieffert New Director
February 4, 2022
After a nationwide search, the Board of Trustees of the Crete Public Library District voted to hire David Sieffert as Executive Director during their January board meeting to replace former director Susan Dienes, who retired at the end of 2021. Diene…
Legislative Update -- February 3, 2022
February 3, 2022
Equitable Access to Electronic Literature Act AdvancesOn Tuesday, February 1, ILA's "Equitable Access to Electronic Literature Act" was heard in the Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee. The bill, requiring publishers to offer e-boo…
Legislative Update -- January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022
ILA's Equitable Access to Electronic Literature Act, HB 4470 and SB 3167, is advancing in the Illinois House and Senate! It has been referred to substantive committees in each respective chamber: the House Consumer Protection Comm…
Member Spotlight - Hannah Rapp
January 24, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Hannah Rapp. Hannah is a Co-chair of the ILA Diversity Committee. We asked Hannah to tell us a little bit about herself and to answer a few professional and amusing questions. Continue reading to find out …
Legislative Update -- January 13, 2021
January 13, 2022
Illinois General Assembly Spring Session: Bills IntroducedThe Spring 2022 Illinois General Assembly is under way, albeit in a shortened format with numerous days cancelled due to COVID concerns, although committees continue to meet remotely and bills…
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