ILA Voices

We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog, ILA Voices. ILA Voices was created in response to what ILA perceived to be a need for a thoughtful outlet for the Illinois library community's thoughts and opinions.

We'd like to thank Kate Hall, Executive Director of the Northbrook Public Library and the 2021 ILA Librarian of the Year Award recipient, for contributing our first blog post.

We ask that submissions connect content to the 2019-2022 ILA strategic plan as well as the ILA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement. As an organization that believes in free expression and speech, we encourage candid commentary; however, ILA reserves the right to reject or edit submissions that are deemed inaccurate or derogatory, have previously been covered in the blog, or contain promotional content.

ILA Voices submissions should be sent to Tamara Jenkins at tjenkins@ila.org. Please contact Tamara Jenkins if you would like to discuss a topic before submitting it.

September 13, 2021
Author: Kate Hall
As a leader during this time, I have struggled to lead.  At every step of this journey, I have thought about what I needed to do to clearly communicate to my staff, patrons, and board.  I used to joke that I became a librarian so I didnR…
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