Illinois Library Luminaries

Recognizing outstanding voices in the library community while creating a legacy

Illinois Library Luminaries honor those who have made a significant contribution to Illinois libraries and whose supporters make donations of at least $2,000 to the Illinois Library Association Endowment on their behalf. The first Luminary was Peggy Sullivan, saluted by members of the association who benefited from her leadership and contributed $11,975 to the ILA Endowment in 2008 through individual donations of $50 in honor of her more than fifty years of service to the profession.

In 2009, several other Illinois library leaders joined this illustrious group, and we hope to see many more of your friends, mentors, and colleagues in the months and years to come. Candidates need not be librarians but need to embody the spirit and mission of ILA and can be nominated during their lifetime or posthumously.

This honor roll for Illinois libraries serves the dual purpose of recognizing outstanding voices in the library community while creating a legacy through the ILA Endowment to continue their important work.

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