ILA E-Newsletter

Member Spotlight - Nanette Donohue
December 12, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Nanette Donohue. Nanette is the Technical Services Manager at the Champaign Public Library. She also serves as a co-chair of the ILA Advocacy Committee. We asked Nanette to tell us a little …
ALA Legislative Update: Support Library Funding in the FY2023 Appropriations Bill
December 8, 2022
While last month’s midterm election means a change in the balance of power in the House of Representatives, the current Congress must finish its business and important library funding issues are on the line.  Congress must decide next week…
ILA is a Unite Against Book Bans Organizational Partner
December 1, 2022
At its November 17, 2022, meeting the ILA board voted unanimously to become an organizational partner of Unite Against Book Bans. Partner organizations represent parents, educators and librarians, students and readers, authors and publishers, communi…
Vote for the 2022 ILA Member Photo of the Year!
November 30, 2022
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 ILA Member Photo of the Year! Three finalists were selected ba…
Member Spotlight - Alea Perez
November 28, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Alea Perez. Alea is the Young Adult Services Manager at the Forest Park Public Library. She also serves as the chair of the ILA Best Practices Committee. We asked Alea to tell us a little about herself and…
Legislative Update -- November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022
Library District Board Vacancies BillThe Illinois General Assembly reconvened on Tuesday, November 15, for the 2022 Fall Veto Session. Senator Laura M. Murphy introduced SB 4232, a new bill that amends the Public Library District Act of 1991. Th…
"Public Libraries Day" in Illinois
November 16, 2022
The Rock Island Public Library recently hosted the kickoff event for the "Nifty at 150: Year of the Library." During the event, the library shared a proclamation from Governor Pritzker and Secretary of State Jesse White declaring November 25, 2022 as…
Member Spotlight - Dan Matthews
November 14, 2022
This week's member spotlight is on Dan Matthews. Dan is the Digital Services Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College and the President of the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL). We asked Dan to tell…
Legislative Update -- November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022
Tuesday’s General Election has resulted in Illinois Democrats sweeping the state’s constitutional offices and the party is expected to win 14 of the state’s 17 congressional seats. The Democratic party will expand its majority in th…
2023 Reaching Forward Conferences Call for Program Proposals
November 7, 2022
The Reaching Forward Forum and the Reaching Forward South Committee are accepting program proposals for their 2023 conferences.  The Reaching Forward and Reaching Forward South conferences serve library staff at all levels, with a…
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