ILA E-Newsletter

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: …
ILA Members: Save $$ on Your Telecommunication Charges
February 3, 2014
The Illinois Library Association is partnering with CallOne, a major provider of telecommunications services in Illinois and nationally, to provide discounts to ILA institutional members. A number of ILA-member customers are already saving 10% or mor…
February 2014 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
January 21, 2014
Please click here to download the entire February 2014 ILA Reporter in PDF format. This issue includes the following articles:New Library BuildingsPDF Download Chicago Public Library: Edgewater Branch, by Ruth Lednicer Crete Public Library, by Michel…
Nominations Open for Reaching Forward Awards
January 21, 2014
Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Reaching Forward Awards. All nominations are due March 31, 2014. For more information on the awards and the nomination form, please visit the Reaching Forward website.
Illinois Libraries Form Group Insurance Pool
January 13, 2014
Twenty-four libraries made the decision to form a group pool for property/casualty and workers compensation insurance, projecting substantial savings and more stable coverage for their libraries and their taxpayers. Formation of the pool, Libraries o…
Serving Our Public 3.0: Standards for Illinois Public Libraries
January 13, 2014
This updated version of benchmark standards for public libraries will soon be available, thanks to a hardworking ILA Standing Committee, led by ILA Past President Pam Van Kirk; committee members include Pat Boze, Kim Coughran, Jeanne Hamilton, Amanda…
Call for IACRL Poster Proposals
January 13, 2014
Be a part of the 2014 Conference The 2014 IACRL Conference Program Committee is now accepting proposals for poster sessions. To submit a proposal and register for the conference, please visit the conference page. Deadline for submissions is Saturday,…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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