ILA E-Newsletter

LIRA Elects Executive Board
February 3, 2014
LIRA, the group insurance pool recently formed by Illinois libraries, held its first full member meeting on January 30, 2014 and elected a seven-member Executive Board to begin its operations. The following officers and members-at-large were chosen: …
ILA Members: Save $$ on Your Telecommunication Charges
February 3, 2014
The Illinois Library Association is partnering with CallOne, a major provider of telecommunications services in Illinois and nationally, to provide discounts to ILA institutional members. A number of ILA-member customers are already saving 10% or mor…
February 2014 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
January 21, 2014
Please click here to download the entire February 2014 ILA Reporter in PDF format. This issue includes the following articles:New Library BuildingsPDF Download Chicago Public Library: Edgewater Branch, by Ruth Lednicer Crete Public Library, by Michel…
Nominations Open for Reaching Forward Awards
January 21, 2014
Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Reaching Forward Awards. All nominations are due March 31, 2014. For more information on the awards and the nomination form, please visit the Reaching Forward website.
Illinois Libraries Form Group Insurance Pool
January 13, 2014
Twenty-four libraries made the decision to form a group pool for property/casualty and workers compensation insurance, projecting substantial savings and more stable coverage for their libraries and their taxpayers. Formation of the pool, Libraries o…
Serving Our Public 3.0: Standards for Illinois Public Libraries
January 13, 2014
This updated version of benchmark standards for public libraries will soon be available, thanks to a hardworking ILA Standing Committee, led by ILA Past President Pam Van Kirk; committee members include Pat Boze, Kim Coughran, Jeanne Hamilton, Amanda…
Call for IACRL Poster Proposals
January 13, 2014
Be a part of the 2014 Conference The 2014 IACRL Conference Program Committee is now accepting proposals for poster sessions. To submit a proposal and register for the conference, please visit the conference page. Deadline for submissions is Saturday,…
Polish American Librarians 4th Annual Meeting
January 13, 2014
February 23, 201411:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.Loyola University Lake Shore Campus Crown Center Auditorium, 1001 W. Loyola Ave., Chicago, IL 60626KEYNOTE ADDRESS:Polish-American & Executive Director of the American Library Association Keith Michael Fiel…
2014 Library Legislative Meet-ups
January 6, 2014
Efforts go state-wide this year with four legislative events intended 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 publ…
2014 Trustee Workshops
January 6, 2014
The ILA Library Trustee Forum 2014 workshops will focus on how to prepare your board for what lies ahead. Morning programming includes "Sunshine Laws: How to Comply with the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act" and "Defending Access …
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