ILA E-Newsletter

Member Spotlight - Jim Deiters
December 11, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Jim Deiters. Jim is the deputy director at the Joliet Public Library and member of the ILA Serving Our Public Committee. Jim has also served on the ILA Advocacy and Public Policy Committees.  We …
Palatine Library Executive Director Dilger to Retire in July 2024
December 4, 2023
Palatine Public Library District Board of Library Trustees announced that Palatine Library Executive Director Jeannie Dilger has given notice that she is retiring from libraries on July 7, 2024. Dilger has worked in libraries for 38 years, including …
Vote for the 2023 ILA Member Photo of the Year!
November 30, 2023
Each month, ILA staff reviews submissions and selects the winner of the monthly member photo contest, but now it's up to you, the Illinois library community, to decide who should be named the ILA Member Photo of the Year for 2023! Three finalists wer…
Member Spotlight - Betsy Adamowski
November 27, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Betsy Adamowski, executive director of the Wheaton Public Library. Betsy has been involved in various ILA committees and served as ILA president in 2015. She is currently a member of the ILA Advocacy and Serving Our…
Winnetka Talk Digital Archive Now Available
November 22, 2023
The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District and the Winnetka Historical Society are thrilled to announce the launch of our Winnetka Talk Digital Archive. The archive contains nearly every Winnetka Talk published since 1913 and is available online…
Member Spotlight - Monica Boyer
November 13, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Monica Boyer. Monica is the Senior Manager of Children Services at Aurora Public Library District and currently serves on the ILA Executive Board as a Director-at-Large. We asked Monica to t…
Member Spotlight - Elise M. Hearn
October 30, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Elise Hearn. Elise is the Lakeview Branch Manager at Peoria Public Library and a member of the ILA Diversity Committee. We asked Elise to tell us a little about herself and answer a few professio…
Making the Most of Your Legislative Meetup
October 18, 2023 - Advocacy Committee
First of all, thank you for going to an ILA Legislative Meetup! I know from experience that it was an informative and rewarding use of your, your staff’s, and your trustees’ time. The Legislative Meetups are a coordinated effort between I…
Call for 2024 ILA Executive Board Nominee Suggestions
October 11, 2023
The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2024 Executive Board Election. In April 2024, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect, who should be an academic librarian, and for four Executive Board positions, who ca…
Member Spotlight - Amy Byers
October 9, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Amy Byers. Amy is the director of the Chatham Area Public Library District and currently serves as ILA Vice President/President-Elect. We asked Amy to tell us a little about herself and answer a few p…
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