ILA E-Newsletter

2015: Read to the Rhythm Resource Guide Submissions
February 24, 2014
The iREAD Committee is looking for submissions for the 2015 "Read tothe Rhythm" Resource Guide! Music the med activities, program ideas, crafts, games, reading lists, etc. are needed for children, teens, and adults. Anyone may submit an idea but all …
ILA Takes Positions on Additional Bills in the Illinois General Assembly
February 24, 2014
House Bill (HB) 4207 Cyber-bullyingAt the February 7, 2014 ILA Executive Board meeting, the board voted to oppose this bill because it was overly broad in regulating student speech. It would extend the current Illinois law prohibiting cyber-bullying …
Don't Wait: Communicate!
February 20, 2014
February Is the Time to Talk to Your Legislators! ILA members have been meeting with their elected officials all over the state in Lockport, Oak Brook, Buffalo Grove, and Edwardsville. If you didn't make it to one of these events, download ILA's 2014…
Need More Help than a Palm Card The Importance and Purpose of Library Advocacy
February 20, 2014
Advocacy simply means to actively support a cause. Libraries are our cause. Many people in the community recognize libraries are an important asset; but there are people who think that technology has made library services obsolete and the current eco…
Take Action Now
February 20, 2014
Contact Your Legislator Support LOCAL CONTROL OPPOSE Senate Bill 2784, Mandatory Internet Filters (Senator Kwame Raoul) overruling local public library decisions on Internet access by imposing an unfunded mandate to limit access in a manner that clea…
Hot off the Presses!
February 20, 2014
Serving Our Public 3.0: Standards for Illinois Public Libraries is available for purchase. This updated edition contains everything your library needs to complete applications for state grant programs, and is an important guide for trustees and libra…
Don't Miss These February 28 Deadlines!
February 20, 2014
Submit your 2014 program proposal and take advantage of the IACRL Early Bird registration rate Friday, February 28, is the deadline to submit your program proposal for this year's ILA Annual Conference. The conference theme, Kickstarting Connections,…
Reference Revolution!
February 20, 2014
Has your library made any major changes in how you handle reference services? We want to feature you in the April 2014 ILA Reporter. E-mailChris Watkins by February 24.
ILA Inducts 32nd Library Luminary
February 20, 2014
Can you guess who it is? Here's a hint: one of this luminary's many accomplishments was working on the 1988-1990 White House Conference on Libraries. Scroll to the bottom of the list of luminaries to see if you're right. Don't want to guess? We'll po…
Little Free Libraries Comes to Illinois
February 20, 2014
If you have come across a little box or structure that houses books you can take, then you are looking at a Little Free Library. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two)…
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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