ILA E-Newsletter

Legislative Update -- June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023
Statewide Access to Online Resources Funded!We are happy to announce that the FY2024 spending package includes "annual library technology grants and for direct purchase of equipment and services that support library development and technology advance…
Member Spotlight - Joy Anhalt
May 22, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Joy Anhalt. Joy has served on the 2018 and 2019 ILA Conference Program Committees and is the current manager of the ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF). We asked Joy to tell us…
The Illinois Library Association Awards Additional Inclusive Travel Grants for National Conferences
May 9, 2023
The Illinois Library Association (ILA) has announced the recipients of the second round of its Inclusive Travel Grants for National Conferences. The grant provides $1,000 to Illinois librarians and library staff from underrepresented populations to a…
2023 ILA Executive Board Election Results
May 8, 2023
Congratulations to the newly elected ILA Executive Board members! Amy Byers (Chatham Area Public Library) - President-Elect Dawn Bussey (Glen Ellyn Public Library) - Director-at-Large Gwendolyn Harrison (Illinois State Library) - Director-at-Large La…
Member Spotlight - Caitlin Archer-Helke
May 8, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Caitlin Archer-Helke. Caitlin is the Acquisitions and Content Support Specialist at Dykema Gossett PLLC. She a current member of the ILA Fundraising Committee and served on the ILA Conf…
2023 Reaching Forward Award Recipients Announced
May 2, 2023
The Reaching Forward Forum has named Annette DeLuna and Joshua Wirth as the recipients of its 2023 awards. Annette DeLuna, Youth Services Associate at the Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District, is the recipient of the Illinois…
Illinois Libraries are for Everyone
April 27, 2023
Rebecca McCorkindale, the assistant library director at Gretna Public Library in Gretna, NE, has generously provided ILA with her original artwork as a show of support for libraries in Illinois. Feel free to use this artwork on your social media, pri…
Legislative Update -- April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023
As we celebrate National Library Week, we would like to thank our members, non-members, advocates, and supporters for everything they have done and will continue to do on behalf of libraries and library professionals. Today is Take Action for Li…
Lt. Governor Stratton Meets with Librarians for National Library Week
April 25, 2023
Books are amazing, but when it comes to libraries there’s more to the story. The library is a place where we can discover the world, and access critical services and information to live and be well with a caring librarian as our guide. ThatR…
Member Spotlight - Ann Baillie
April 24, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Ann Baillie. Ann is the manager of the ILA Youth Services Forum. We asked Ann to tell us a little about herself and answer a few professional and amusing questions. Continue reading to find out more about&…
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