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Dinner with (IACRL) Colleagues at ILA Annual Conference

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL President)

Are you attending the ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park? Join your academic library colleagues for dinner at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10, at Gatto’s Italian Restaurant! Sign up hereThose who would like to carpool can meet in the lobby of the Holiday Inn at 6:45 PM.

We hope to see you there!

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IACRL@ILA — Programming for Academic Librarians

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL President)

I hope to see many of you next week at the ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park! In addition to our Unconference and Luncheon on Wednesday, please don’t forget that IACRL is sponsoring IACRL@ILA-a track of programming for academic librarians that includes more than 20 presentations given by and for academic librarians. Click here to download the complete IACRL@ILA program schedule

These programs are open to all Conference attendees, and academic librarians are free to attend programs outside the IACRL@ILA track. As a reminder, IACRL@ILA will take the place of an IACRL Conference in 2018. A similar track of programming will be offered at the 2018 ILA Annual Conference. Offering this programming at the ILA Annual Conference is more cost-effective while providing opportunities for collaboration across library types.

I hope that you’ll support your colleagues from Illinois academic librarians and attend these programs. I’ll see you there!

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IACRL@ILA Offers Academic-Library Programming at ILA 2017

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) is sponsoring IACRL@ILA–a track of programming for academic librarians at the 2017 ILA Annual Conference.

IACRL@ILA will take the place of an IACRL Conference in 2018. A similar track of programming will be offered at the 2018 ILA Annual Conference. Offering this programming at the ILA Annual Conference is more cost-effective while providing opportunities for collaboration across library types.

Click here download the complete IACRL@ILA program schedule. These programs are open to all conference attendees and academic librarians are free to attend programs outside the IACRL@ILA track.

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IACRL Seeking Committee Volunteers

(via Carolyn Ciesla, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with your library peers at the state level? Do you want to play an important role in helping the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries fulfill its mission? Then consider volunteering for an IACRL committee! All of the organization’s committees–Awards, Communications, Conference and Continuing Education, Membership, and Nominations–are currently seeking new members. To find out more about each committee’s responsibilities, and IACRL as an organization, go here.

If you would like to serve on an IACRL committee, please contact Carolyn Ciesla, incoming IACRL President, at CCiesla@prairiestate.edu. Thank you for your interest!

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Call for (Additional) Proposals: IACRL @ ILA–Deadline is June 30

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL President)

Did you miss the deadline to propose a program for the 2017 ILA Annual Conference? Good news: you have another chance! The ILA Conference Program Committee has reserved several spots for additional academic library programming. We’re especially interested in programs related to the following topics.

  • marketing and outreach
  • programming
  • leadership
  • instruction
  • assessment
  • scholarly communication/collections

Bonus points if your proposal relates to the Conference themes below.

  • community and campus engagement and wellness
  • compassionate service
  • internal and external leadership at all levels
  • activism and social justice initiatives
  • student success and achievement
  • behind the scenes work that supports access and the patron experience
  • assessment and data driven decision making

Program proposal submissions are due by Friday, June 30. To submit a proposal, go here and click the big blue “Submit Your Program Proposal” button.

Questions? Contact Lindsay Harmon or Carolyn Ciesla.

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ILA Election Results Released

The results of the Illinois Library Association’s elections are in! In a close contest for President-Elect, Cynthia L. Fuerst, Vernon Area Public Library District, received 374 votes (52 percent) to 344 for Amanda McKay, Effingham Public Library. Also, two of the races for Director-at-Large included librarians from academic or research libraries. Anne Slaughter, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, received 513 votes (72 percent) to 199 for Tina Louise Happ, from the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. In another race, Reina Williams, from the Library at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, received 444 votes (63 percent) to 262 for Sue Franzen, Illinois State University.

The full election results are available here. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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IACRL Election Results Released

The IACRL election results are in! Eric Edwards of the Illinois State Library was elected Vice-President/President-Elect, receiving 55 out of 55 votes. (He ran unopposed.) Ariel Orlov from Adler University won the race for Secretary, receiving 32 out of 58 votes cast. Tara Wood, University of Illinois at Chicago, received the remaining 26 votes. Congratulations to the newly-elected officers!

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(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

Do you have a colleague who has done wonderful work in an academic library? Have they done important research? Have they provided exemplary service to professional organization? The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries and the Illinois Library Association are looking for nominations for the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year! Nominations are due by Monday, May 15.

The nomination process is simple. You don’t have to have letters of support or lots of other documentation, although you can attach it if available. More information and the nomination link are available here.

The recipient will receive a certificate, a financial award totaling $500, and have their name added to the plaque at the Illinois State Library. The award is presented by IACRL and CARLI.

Also, consider nominating an academic librarian for one of the ILA’s other awards. Those are listed here.

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Spring, 2017, Issue of IACRL Newsletter is Available

The Spring, 2017, issue of the IACRL Newsletter is out! To access it, click here. Some of this issue’s highlights are listed below.

  • ACRL 2017 Conference Preview: find out when and where your Illinois colleagues will be presenting
  • messages from  IACRL President Lindsay Harmon, CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig, and ILA President Melissa Gardner
  • profiles of award winners, including Library Luminaries Jessie White and Kip Kolkmeier, along with Atkinson/Demco Award recipient Dee Brennan
  • how libraries are serving refugees and asylum-seekers

There is also a Health Science Librarians of Illinois update, which appears on pages 10 and 18 and includes some of the highlights from last fall’s conference.

Thank you to the IACRL Communications Committee and other contributors for all of their hard work in making this issue a success!

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Reminder: IACRL Seeking Candidates for 2017-18 Officers

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

Would you like to get more involved with your library colleagues in Illinois? Do you want to meet fun and interesting people while improving academic librarianship? The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) wants you!

IACRL is accepting nominations for Secretary/Treasurer and Vice-President/President-Elect for 2017-18, with the term starting in October, 2017. If you would like more information, please see our bylaws, or contact Past President Gwen Gregory, at ggregory@uic.edu. Please send nominations to Gwen by Friday, February 17. Nominations should include a brief bio and a photo.

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