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Better Board Decisions
January 27, 2015
New title for your trustee bookshelf Wiser: Getting Beyond Group Think to Make Groups Smarter, published in December, talks about the pitfalls of group decision-making but goes one step further to explore strategies to improve the process. The author…
There's Still Time to Register for 2015 Library Legislative Meetups
January 27, 2015
Four legislative events are planned to give you an opportunity to meet with your legislators and speak with them firsthand about issues affecting you and your library. Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, special, and academic …
Reader Services Refresh
January 27, 2015
We know that there are all kind of creative libraries out there. The ILA Reporter is working on an article to highlight all your fabulous ideas for readers and RA. Did you host a new program for your readers that was a big hit? Got some unique displa…
2015 Conference Proposals Due March 20
January 27, 2015
The 2015 All for One Conference: A Library State of Mind brings together academic, public, school, and special libraries for a chance to connect, network, and learn together. Join this trailblazing effort and add your voice to the conversation by sub…
Want to Know What Trustees Really Think?
January 27, 2015
They're Ready to Tell You! Check out the My Turn column on page 30 of the February ILA Reporter to hear two points of view from Karl Stach and Dennis Rossow. And stay tuned to hear from two more trustees in the April issue.
Two New Titles for Your Joining Forces Bookshelf
January 19, 2015
Wartime, Then and Now With Phil Klay's Redeployment winning this year's National Book Award for fiction, war seems to have become a hot topic for publishers. Two new titles are worth special mention: When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning te…
February 2015 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
January 19, 2015
Please click here to download the entire February 2015 ILA Reporter in PDF format. This issue includes the following articles: New Library Buildings PDF Download Barrington Area Library Case-Halstead Public Library College of DuPage Library El Paso P…
Nominations Open for Reaching Forward Awards
January 19, 2015
Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Reaching Forward Awards. All nominations are due March 31, 2015. For more information on the awards and the nomination form, please visit the Reaching Forward website.
Change the Date!
January 19, 2015
Edwardsville Legislative Meet-up Rescheduled for March 6 Changes in the Illinois General Assembly calendar has forced a date change for this event, originally scheduled for February 20. Time and place remain the same, and all details are available on…
State Budget Cuts Likely
January 19, 2015
As of today, libraries should prepare themselves for the very real possibility of significant reductions in state funding, while at the same time, letting their legislators know how critical that funding is to their constituents. In Governor Rauner's…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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