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2023 Library Trustee Forum Spring Workshops - recordings bundle
$40.00 for members
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Library Buildings - Planning for the Future
Rick McCarthy and Scott Delano will discuss visioning, public sessions, design lite, and facility assessments - all leading up to generating the information that a board and library administrators need to plan for the future and keep up with changes in the world of libraries.
Library Finance for Trustees
Part of a board’s responsibility is understanding how to best protect the library’s money. Join Kelly Zabinski of Zabinski Consulting Services, Inc for an informative presentation on library finances. As a certified public accountant, Kelly will share perspective and insights into topics including fund allocations and how these funds relate back to the library budget. Kelly will also help shed light on annual financial statements and the differences between cash, accrual and modified accrual accounting practices.
A Meeting of the Kleintown Public Library: A Look Inside How to Run an Efficient and Effective Library Board Meeting
This program will look inside the inner workings of a library board meeting, through a mock meeting presented by attorneys from Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins and fellow ILA members. The meeting topics will include issues related to Robert’s Rules of Procedure, the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, election issues, patron issues, and other fun and exciting topics faced by library boards on a regular basis. Come learn about the common issues faced by library boards while enjoying this fun and lighthearted presentation put on by the library law experts at KTJ.
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The ILA Reporter is the association's quarterly forum for those who are improving and reinventing Illinois libraries, with articles that seek to: explore new ideas and practices from all types of libraries and library systems; examine the challenges facing the profession; and inform the library community and its supporters with news and comment about important issues. The ILA Reporter is produced and circulated with the purpose of enhancing and supporting the value of libraries, which provide free and equal access to information. This access is essential for an open democratic society, an informed electorate, and the advancement of knowledge for all people.
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The ILA Reporter is the association's bimonthly forum for those who are improving and reinventing Illinois libraries, with articles that seek to: explore new ideas and practices from all types of libraries and library systems; examine the challenges facing the profession; and inform the library community and its supporters with news and comment about important issues. The ILA Reporter is produced and circulated with the purpose of enhancing and supporting the value of libraries, which provide free and equal access to information. This access is essential for an open democratic society, an informed electorate, and the advancement of knowledge for all people.
Illinois Library Laws and Rules in Effect January 2020
$30.00 for members
This essential compilation includes all current laws and rules affecting library service in Illinois. A valuable tool for those crafting library administrative policy -- librarians, trustees, and governmental officials -- in need of current knowledge of the law. The publication reflects all changes to laws affecting libraries passed by the Illinois General Assembly since the previous 2015 edition. Includes an index for easy reference.
Serving Our Public 4.0: Standards for Illinois Public Libraries, 2020
$30.00 for members
This updated edition, completely revised by a group of library professionals convened in 2017 by the ILA Executive Board, contains everything your library needs to complete applications for state grant programs, and is an important guide for trustees and library boards. Serving Our Public 4.0 features 13 chapters, including new ones for Youth and Young Adult Services, Building Infrastructure and Maintenance, and Illinois Public Library Resource Sharing Responsibility, and three new appendices. The new edition includes a paperback and flash drive and the price includes shipping. For bulk orders of 25 copies or more, please contact the ILA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trustee Facts File, Fourth Edition, 2012
Available for purchase only via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple sites for download to Kindle, Nook, and iPad
Kindle Book $9.99