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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2018 ILA Annual Conference at the Peoria Civic Center. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards (4 x 8 feet) with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during an assigned 90-minute time period.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Click here to submit a proposal. 

Please note: only library staff, trustees, students, etc. may apply. Vendors and others who offer services for a fee should consider a booth in the exhibit hall. For tips on putting together an effective poster session, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) announces Emily Johnson, Regional Health Sciences Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries as the 2018 Crosman Memorial Award winner. The Crosman Award is named in memory of Alex Crosman, director of the Peoria Public Library at the time of his death in 1986. The award recognizes the achievements of the library workers who are new or relatively new to the field and encourages continued involvement in the profession. Other awards honor those who have accomplished a great deal over a long period of time; this award is to honor someone who has accomplished a great deal in a short time.

Emily Johnson has been working at the UIC Libraries since 2013 and demonstrated her leadership skills when she served as Interim Head of the Library of Health Sciences in Peoria from May 2015 to January 2016. Both at the UIC Libraries of Health Science and in her previous position at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Johnson has taken the lead in building relationships with faculty in order to improve access to library resources while also developing innovative, curricular design programs, such as the NExT Target Outreach Project. Ms. Johnson has volunteered or been appointed to professional leadership positions at the state, regional, and national levels. Her enthusiasm and commitment to users, colleagues, and health sciences librarianship continues to be recognized by professional colleagues outside UIC, opening the door to increasing levels of engagement throughout the profession. Ms. Johnson has contributed to and furthered the knowledge base of the profession, publishing on topics of audience response systems, mobile point-of-care tools, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Crosman Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, October 9, during the 2018 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria. The luncheon starts at 12:00 PM.

For further information, contact the Illinois Library Association. Congratulations, Emily!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Dr. Rob Morrison, Dean of Library and Learning Support at National Louis University, is the 2018 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. The award, presented by the ILA Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) Forum, recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. The award is sponsored by Library Juice Academy.

As described by his nominators, Dr. Morrison “truly is the epitome of excellence in, and service to, the profession.” He was a member of the ILA Executive Board from 2014-2017 and acted as the Board’s liaison to IACRL. He also served as a mentor for new directors in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and as a member of the CARLI Program Planning Committee. At the national level, he has served on numerous American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries committees. In addition to his professional service and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Morrison has maintained an active agenda of teaching and scholarship with a focus on adult learners and distance education. Over the course of his career, he has taught courses online and in person, at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Most recently, he developed and taught a course on academic governance and leadership for National Louis University’s doctoral program in higher education leadership.

The Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, October 9, during the 2018 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria. The luncheon starts at 12:00 PM.

For further information, contact the Illinois Library Association.

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The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is in the process of planning the October issue. We are including an article on summer reading programs that libraries sponsor in collaboration with community partners, such as local public schools. While the focus of the article will be on programming by public libraries, the Advisory Committee would like to include collaborations between community partners and other types of libraries, including as academic, medical, and hospital ones.

If your library sponsors a summer reading program in collaboration with a community organization, and you would like to contribute your insights to the article, please e-mail Eric Edwards, ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Co-Chair, at eedwards@ilsos.net at your earliest convenience. He will then pass the idea along to ILA Executive Director Diane Foote for final approval. The contribution would be due by Sunday, August 5, and it would not need to be more than a paragraph or two.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Diane Foote, ILA Executive Director)

You may have heard the news that ILA is beginning a process to update and refresh our current strategic plan. Much in that plan remains perennially relevant, but as times change so will we evolve. Over the coming months, we will seek input from a variety of constituencies to build a strong plan that will guide us into the future.

Our first step is to reach out to all of you! Would you please take a few minutes to complete this strategic planning survey by Thursday, July 12?

We aim to have the new plan in place by March 2019; and there will be additional opportunities for review and comment between now and then. With your help and input, we will put a plan into place for ILA to best serve Illinois libraries and the millions that depend on them over the coming years. Many thanks!

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Diane Foote, Illinois Library Association Executive Director)

You may have heard the news that ILA is beginning a process to update and refresh our current strategic plan. Much in that plan remains perennially relevant, but as times change so will we evolve. Over the coming months, we will seek input from a variety of constituencies to build a strong plan that will guide us into the future.

Our first step is to reach out to all of you! Would you please take a few minutes to complete this strategic planning survey by Thursday, July 12?

We aim to have the new plan in place by March 2019; and there will be additional opportunities for review and comment between now and then. With your help and input, we will put a plan into place for ILA to best serve Illinois libraries and the millions that depend on them over the coming years. Many thanks!

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinios at Chicago)

The 2018 ILA Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking interns for the conference, which will be held in Peoria, October 9-11. Conference interns will complete four hours of work at the registration desk, as assigned prior to the conference, and in accordance with the conditions and benefits of the Conference Internship Program outlined below.

• Applicants must be students (full or part time) in a Library/Information Science program or 2018 graduates.
• Students may be in a graduate program or working towards LTA certification.
• Applicants must be able to attend the conference, October 9-11, 2018.
• Completed applications must be received no later than August 17, 2018.

Benefits of the Conference Internship Program:
• Waived full-conference registration
• Recognition at the conference
• An opportunity to network with colleagues, develop professional contacts, and experience the conference in a unique way

Apply Today!

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

Reminder: Deadline to Volunteer for an ILA Committee is March 31

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? ILA President-Elect Cynthia Fuerst is making appointments for the coming program year. Appointments begin July 1, 2018, and most committee members serve two-year terms.

Complete the Committee Interest Form by Saturday, March 31, to be considered. You must be a personal member of ILA to serve on a committee.

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(via Kara Kohn, Plainfield Public Library)

The Illinois Library Association is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards season! Everything you need to know in order to nominate one of your heroes, idols, mentors, colleagues, or best friend is at your fingertips on the ILA website-think about who you’d like to see honored by one of these awards for outstanding librarians, library advocates, and many more categories.

Awards are due this year by�Tuesday, May 15. Nominating someone for an ILA Award is easy to do. Visit�https://www.ila.org/about/awards�to learn about all of the awards, then submit the nomination form and all supporting documentation via the ILA Web site.

This is a formal way to recognize a colleague who is doing amazing things at your library or for the library community! Please contact Kara Kohn, at kkohn@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org, if you have any questions or need assistance in nominating someone.

Also, watch for additional announcements on the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award.

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Call for Volunteers: ILA Committees (Deadline March 31)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? ILA President-Elect Cynthia Fuerst is making appointments for the coming program year. Appointments begin July 1, 2018, and most committee members serve two-year terms.

Complete the Committee Interest Form by Saturday, March 31, to be considered. You must be a personal member of ILA to serve on a committee.

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