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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)…
ILA Executive Board Determines Positions on Key Legislative Bills
February 12, 2014
At its February 7 meeting, the ILA Executive Board reviewed more than 50 library bills and determined the association's position on key bills. Legislators have several more weeks to file new bills, and many other bills relevant to the Illinois librar…
iREAD Update
February 12, 2014
2014: Paws to ReadIs your library scrambling to plan its summer reading program? Don't worry, there's still time to place an iREAD order! If you place an order by March 1st, you will receive your items by May 1st. Please click here to order your item…
Filtering Legislation Proposed Again
February 3, 2014
Eighteenth Attempt to Mandate Statewide Filters On Thursday, 30 January 2014, Senator Kwame Raoul (D-13, Chicago), introduced Senate Bill (SB) 2784. The bill creates the Internet Screening in Public Libraries Act. Provides that each public library mu…
LIRA Elects Executive Board
February 3, 2014
LIRA, the group insurance pool recently formed by Illinois libraries, held its first full member meeting on January 30, 2014 and elected a seven-member Executive Board to begin its operations. The following officers and members-at-large were chosen: …
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