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Illinois Library Laws & Rules in Effects April 2015
May 25, 2015
Reflecting all changes to laws affecting libraries passed by the Illinois General Assembly since the previous 2012 edition, including changes to administrative rules. Recommended for all library trustees, directors, and others charged with library ad…
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam Visited RAILS Today
May 18, 2015
Trustees, ILA Presidents, ILA Public Policy Committee chairs, and RAILS staff members gathered today in Burr Ridge to talk with Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL, 6) about library issues. We thanked Representative Roskam for his support in passing th…
World Languages Network Group
May 18, 2015
The next meeting of the World Languages Networking Group will be Wednesday May 20, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. The topic of this meeting will be a continuation of our October 22, 2014 and February 18, 2…
Please Immediately Contact Your Local State Representative and Ask them to Vote NO on Any Legislation Freezing Local Property Levies
May 12, 2015
Several amendments have been filed to bills in the Illinois House of Representatives that would prohibit all local governments and school districts from receiving any additional property tax revenues beyond the 2015 levy unless specifically approved …
Illinois Library Laws & Rules in Effects April 2015
May 12, 2015
Reflecting all changes to laws affecting libraries passed by the Illinois General Assembly since the previous 2012 edition, including changes to administrative rules. Recommended for all library trustees, directors, and others charged with library ad…
ILA Election Results
May 6, 2015
President-Elect candidates 453 Pattie Piotrowski, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 290 April Becker, Hanson Professional Services, Springfield Board of Directors (three-year term beginning July 1, 2015 -- June 30, 2018). A candidate from eac…
2015 IACRL Election Results
May 6, 2015
Vice President/President-Elect Candidates: 55 Lindsay Harmon School of the Art Institute of Chicago 21 Rob Morrison National Louis University Secretary/Treasurer Candidates: 49 Michelle Nielsen Ott Illinois Central College 27 Eric A. Edwards Illinois…
2014-2015 Books Challenged or Banned
May 6, 2015
Celebrate the freedom to read in your library during Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2015) with public programs, buttons, posters, and T-shirts. Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access while drawing attention to…
The Next Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Is....
April 24, 2015
Michael Alan Peck, author of The Commons Book 1: The Journeyman. Peck's book was chosen from among a field of three finalists, including Wicked Waves by Sharon Kay and The House of Closed Doors by Jane Steen. The announcement event was held on April …
Illinois Libraries Win John Cotton Dana Awards
April 24, 2015
Soon to Be Famous and Celebrate Gorey Both Named Winner The twelve Illinois libraries and library organizations--including ILA, RAILS, and Illinois Heartland Library System--that teamed up to create the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project were …
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