ILA E-Newsletter

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…
Take Action Now!
November 11, 2014
Please immediately contact your local legislators and ask them to support overriding the Governor's veto of House Bill 3796! House Bill (HB) 3796 contains reasonable reforms to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and passed the Illinois Ge…
Law Librarians Express Appreciation for Bill Passage
November 11, 2014
The Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) recently passed a resolution thanking the Illinois Library Association (ILA) for its support in passage of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) by the Illinois General Assembly. The bill, w…
Veterans Day @ Your Library
November 11, 2014
Tell us what your library is doing to celebrate veterans and military families this week. ILA is co-sponsoring author readings Carbondale, Springfield, and Urbana as part of our Joining Forces @ Your Library initiative.
Promoting the Value of Summer Reading
November 11, 2014
The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research finds that student who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. …
If You Weren't in Springfield, You Missed Out!
October 27, 2014
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 2014 ILA Annual Conference. We hope you had a great time. The conference evaluations certainly reveal an upbeat mood with so many very complimentary remarks. Seeing everyone at conference, we know the Illinois …
New or Recently Renovated Library Buildings Wanted
October 27, 2014
... for the annual architecture February issue of the ILA Reporter. The purpose of this issue is to examine how building architecture can contribute to library use and purpose. If you know of examples completed in 2014, call 312-644-1896 or e-mail, b…
Have Ideas About the ILA Website
October 27, 2014
Now's Your chance! ILA is working with Webitects, a firm that researches, designs and builds for the web. Our goal is to create a real place for our members to work, explore and connect with each other. We held some preliminary conversations at the I…
2015 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project
October 27, 2014
Nominations now being accepted! The 2015 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author project is accepting nominations for self-published adult fiction authors that live in Illinois untilDecember 15. We've also made it even simpler for libraries to participate.…
ILA Position Announcement
October 27, 2014
Looking for a Superstar! ILA is looking for an addition to our team at our downtown Chicago offices. This will be the front-line person to handle membership renewals and requests, process iREAD orders, maintain our member database--in short, the most…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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