ILA E-Newsletter

Don't forget to vote in the ILA Board Elections!
April 16, 2014
Deadline is April 30th! All current ILA personal members have been sent two e-mails or a paper ballot. If you are an individual member and have not received an e-mail or a paper ballot, please contact immediately.
Robert Dawson's The Public Library
April 16, 2014
Published by Princeton Architectural Press in April, this gorgegousphotographic essay on America's public libraries was eighteen years in the making. With rave reviews fromLibrary Journal and Publisher's Weekly,it looks like a must-have for library c…
Award Nominations Due May 15
April 16, 2014
Spotlighting More Awards Davis Cup AwardThis annual award is presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution in library service to young people. Since its inception, the award has been presented to individuals who exemplify resourceful…
Register Now for the 25th Reaching Forward!
April 4, 2014
The 25th Annual Reaching Forward Conference will be held Friday, May 9, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The conference includes a full day of programming, featuring forty-three programs -- ranging from Readers' Advisory to St…
Reading & Discussion Opportunity for Veterans Programs
April 4, 2014
The Great Books Foundation and the New York Council for theHumanitieshave received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a national reading & discussion program for libraries. Readings are drawn from a new anthology, S…
The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Wants to Hear from You
April 4, 2014
The ILA Reporter is the association's bimonthly forum for those who are improving and reinventing Illinois libraries. The Reporter Advisory Committee wants to know what issues and topics are important to you. For example, would you like to hear about…
Financial Education Project for Public Libraries
April 4, 2014
Watch the live stream on Monday April 7 at 11:00 a.m. for this new project being launched at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help libraries provide free, unbiased financial information to patrons. Speakers include Susan Hildreth, director of t…
Spotlighting Three More Awards
March 25, 2014
The Appropriations General Services Committee of the Illinois House of Representatives is holding a budget hearing on March 26 and ILA will urge full funding of Illinois State Library Library Grant programs, including area and per capita grants. The …
Oppose Changes to IMRF
March 25, 2014
Despite widespread and broad-based opposition, House Bill (HB) 3898, which eliminates the 13th payment under Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), advanced out of committee on March 25 and moves to consideration by Illinois House of Representati…
Soon-to-be-Famous Finalists Selected
March 25, 2014
Three finalists have been selected from the 103 self-published authors nominated by Illinois librarians for the Soon-to-be-Famous Illinois Author Project. Finalists are: Rick Polad, nominated by the Phillips Library at Aurora University for Change of…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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