ILA E-Newsletter

Member Spotlight - Tom Stagg
June 26, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Tom Stagg. Besides serving as president of the ILA Library Trustee Forum, Tom also serves as a trustee on the Alpha Park Public Library Board of Trustees. We asked Tom to tell us a little ab…
Legislative Update -- June 15, 2023
June 15, 2023
On Monday, June 12, HB 2789 was officially signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker! The bill was championed by Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias and sponsored by Representative Anne Stava-Murray in the House and Senator Laura M. Murphy in the Sena…
Illinois School Library Workers Symposium
June 9, 2023
The Illinois School Library Workers Symposium will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. This event is designed for individuals who are working in school libraries with no formal library education, certified or non-certified, paraprofessiona…
ALA Legislative Update -- June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023
Congress has wrapped up its deal to raise the debt ceiling, which includes limits on federal spending. In the coming weeks, legislators will face hard decisions on which programs to maintain funding for – and which ones to cut. Now, Congress ne…
Member Spotlight - Dr. Pamela Thomas
June 5, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Dr. Pamela Thomas. Pamela serves on the ILA Awards Committee, and works at Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) as the Bibliographic Grant Manager for the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC). We asked&…
Legislative Update -- June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023
Statewide Access to Online Resources Funded!We are happy to announce that the FY2024 spending package includes "annual library technology grants and for direct purchase of equipment and services that support library development and technology advance…
Member Spotlight - Joy Anhalt
May 22, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Joy Anhalt. Joy has served on the 2018 and 2019 ILA Conference Program Committees and is the current manager of the ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF). We asked Joy to tell us…
The Illinois Library Association Awards Additional Inclusive Travel Grants for National Conferences
May 9, 2023
The Illinois Library Association (ILA) has announced the recipients of the second round of its Inclusive Travel Grants for National Conferences. The grant provides $1,000 to Illinois librarians and library staff from underrepresented populations to a…
2023 ILA Executive Board Election Results
May 8, 2023
Congratulations to the newly elected ILA Executive Board members! Amy Byers (Chatham Area Public Library) - President-Elect Dawn Bussey (Glen Ellyn Public Library) - Director-at-Large Gwendolyn Harrison (Illinois State Library) - Director-at-Large La…
Member Spotlight - Caitlin Archer-Helke
May 8, 2023
This week's member spotlight is on Caitlin Archer-Helke. Caitlin is the Acquisitions and Content Support Specialist at Dykema Gossett PLLC. She a current member of the ILA Fundraising Committee and served on the ILA Conf…
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