ILA E-Newsletter

2015 Library Legislative Meet-ups
January 12, 2015
Efforts go statewide 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 publi…
2015 Trustee Workshop
January 12, 2015
The 2015 ILA Trustee Forum Workshop will be held at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook on Saturday, February 14. Registration includes the workshop sessions, a continental breakfast, buffet luncheon, and two breaks. Register one attendee at the full pric…
National Library Legislative Day
January 12, 2015
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 With state cuts and more federal dollars being used for per capita grants, thisis a very critical and exciting time for us to get our message out to Congress. A variety of activities have been designed to p…
Reaching Forward
January 12, 2015
The 26th Annual Reaching Forward Conference will be held May 8, 2015, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. This year's conference features forty-four programs, a continental breakfast, and delicious luncheon. We continue to welcom…
Happy Holidays!
December 19, 2014
Best wishes for a happy holiday season to you and your loved ones. The ILA Staff
ILA Membership Dues at Work
December 19, 2014
We've been working hard to make improvements in the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and we recently marked a win for you, your library, and the citizens of Illinois. ILA institutional member dues directly support the advocacy work that wen…
ILA Candidates for 2015
December 19, 2014
The ILA Nominating Committee has just announced candidates for election in the spring of 2015. President-Elect: (term beginning July 1, 2015 -- June 30, 2018): Pattie Piotrowski, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago April Becker, Hanson Professi…
Put ILA in Your Year-End Giving Plans Santa Will Give You a Tax-Break!
December 19, 2014
As you think about your year-end contributions, consider making a tax-deductible gift to the ILA Endowment by the end of 2014. One of our goals is to rebuild the Sylvia Murphy Williams scholarship fund to provide $500 scholarships to winners of the A…
Free "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL" Workshop
December 19, 2014
The Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) announces a FREE "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL" workshop at ALA Midwinter in Chicago. The workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015. The wo…
Congratulations and Thank You! FOIA Reform Passes in Illinois General Assembly
December 4, 2014
Late yesterday afternoon, the Illinois Senate joined the Illinois House of Representatives in overriding the Governor's veto of House Bill (HB) 3796 --- reforms to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The vote was 39 to 13. (Please click here to vi…
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