ILA E-Newsletter

PLA Midwinter Institute
December 1, 2014
Who We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose Friday, January 308:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Hilton Chicago, Marquette Room Would you like to learn about a simple strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable f…
Attention All Library Trustees
December 1, 2014
The ILA Reporter is looking for a library trustee who would be willing to write a brief opinion piece for an upcoming issue. The angle is "the most important thing I have learned as board member" or any personal stories or anecdotes from a board memb…
Resources & Technical Services Forum News
December 1, 2014
Help Plan for a Library State of Mind Want to share some ideas for program proposals for the 2015 Illinois Library Conference? Join us on Monday, December 8 at the Addison Public Library! This meeting is for anyone who'd like to help brainstorm progr…
Be An Early iREAD Bird
December 1, 2014
Please remember that if you place your summer reading order by today, December 1, your Read to the Rhythm products will deliver by March 1, 2015. Thank you for being an early bird! Please note that our iREAD shipping schedule for all other product is…
American Library Association's Public Programs Office Seeks Your Help
November 17, 2014
The ALA's Public Programs Office (PPO) is seeking examples of new and innovative community engagement programs throughout Illinois, especially in the Chicago area. If your library has created a program in response to community needs; started a dialog…
Act This Week to Improve FOIA!
November 17, 2014
The Illinois General Assembly needs to hear from you this week in order to improve Freedom of Information Act provisions. The veto session currently scheduled for November 19 and 20 may be our only chance to have an impact on this legislation that wa…
ILA Executive Board Actions
November 17, 2014
ILA President Jeannie Dilger presided over a full day's agenda at the November 14, 2014, meeting at Heartland Community College in Normal, reviewing the annual audit and ILA's fiscal health, as well as current issues for Illinois libraries and the as…
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…
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