ILA E-Newsletter

Award Nominations Due May 15, 2014
March 25, 2014
Spotlighting Two Awards DEMCO Library Innovative Award This award recognizes a library's achievement in planning and implementing an innovative or creative program or service, which has had measurable impact on its users. The purpose of this award is…
April 2014 ILA Reporter on Website
March 14, 2014
Please click here to download the entire April 2014 ILA Reporter or click on the clicks below to download a separate pdf for each specific article: Celebrating Famous and Soon to Be Famous Illinois Authors, by Robert P. DoyleThe Writer on the Bridge:…
ILA Polls Open April 1
March 14, 2014
The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the candidatesfor election in the spring of 2014.For vice president/president-elect (three-year term beginningJuly 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017):President-Elect candidates Betsy Adamowski, Wheaton Public Library …
ILA Votes to Oppose Amendment to HB 3898
March 14, 2014
Rep. Deborah Conroy (D-46, Villa Park) filed yesterday an amendment toHouse Bill (HB) 3898, which would amend the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code effectively eliminating the supplemental benefit payment …
IMLS Releases Preview of 24th Annual (FY 2011) Public Library Survey
March 14, 2014
Some of What You'll Find: In fiscal year 2011 (FY 2011), there were 8,956 public libraries in the United States, which served 299.9 million people (95.3% of the US population) There were 1.53 billion in-person visits to public libraries, the equivale…
PEW Internet Releases a Typology of U.S. Public Library Engagement
March 14, 2014
This is the final report in the Pew Internet public library initiative (funding from Gates Foundation) that was first announced in October 2011. These initiative studied the, "changing role of public libraries and library users in the digital age." T…
Get Inspired!
March 10, 2014
A single action can inspire others, making the whole greater than the sum of the parts. That's what happened when Mary Jane Kepner made a recent $2,500 donation to the Sylvia Murphy Williams Scholarship fund. We told the story at the ILA Legislative …
Register Now for the IACRL Conference
March 10, 2014
Advanced Registration Closes Friday, March 14 Register today for the 2014 IACRL Conference, which will be held Friday, March 21, at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook. IACRL President Pattie Piotrowski, Illinois Institute of Technology, hosted an informa…
Call for Images
March 10, 2014
As any ILA Reporter reader knows, we try to find colorful graphics to make each issue as visually interesting as possible. If your library has an art collection, especially if it's in digital form, send us a link and we'll start browsing for material…
Little Free Libraries Redux
March 10, 2014
Many of you responded with information about these, but just in case you missed it, Lauren Collen would like to hear from anyone with a LFL project in their community. This book-sharing movement is catching on across the country and finding ways to e…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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