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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the 2021 candidates for election in the spring of 2021. (The names of HSLI members are in bold.)

President-Elect Candidates
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024)
Michelle Nielsen Ott (Methodist College)
Heather Jagman (DePaul University)

Board of Directors (candidates in each pairing listed below)
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024)
A candidate from each pairing will be elected in accordance with the ILA bylaws as amended at the 1998 ILA Annual Conference; a total of four directors will be elected to serve three-year terms on the ILA Executive Board.

Director at Large
Mary Jo Matousek (Aptakisic-Tripp School District, retired)
Kara Thorstenson (Chicago Public Schools)

Director at Large
Michelle Oh (Northeastern Illinois University)
Qiana Johnson (Northwestern University)

Director at Large
Julie Milavec (Downers Grove Public Library)
Andrea Telli (Chicago Public Library, retired)

Director at Large
Jordan Neal (Champaign Public Library)
Randi Sutter (Normal Public Library)

ALA Councilor
Paul Mills (Fountaindale Public Library)
Aaron Skog (SWAN Libraries)

Any ILA member wishing to be added to the ballot by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the paired candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliations of the petitioner as determined by the Nominating Committee. Petition candidates for vice president/president-elect will be added to the presidential slate as requested.

Nominations by petition for an elective office shall be proposed in writing by at least one hundred (100) personal members of the association and delivered to the Executive Office by Monday, March 1. Candidates nominated by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliation of the petitioner. The determination of placement on the slate is the responsibility of the Nominating Committee.

The polls will open electronically April 1, 2021. In addition, paper ballots will be sent to persons requesting one. The return deadline is thirty days after the ballot is postmarked. The electronic polls will close April 30.

Serving on the Nominating Committee are Molly Beestrum (chair), Karen B. Brown, Deborah Campbell, Edith G. Craig, Paul Mills, M.C. Neal, and Susan Palmer.

Information on each candidate will be available on the ILA website in March. Please e-mail the ILA office at ila@ila.org or call 224-698-1728 with any questions.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for ILA’s 2021 Library Legislative Meet-ups. This annual series of eight legislative events provides an opportunity to meet with your state and federal legislators and hear their thoughts firsthand about issues affecting libraries in your area. The ILA President will bring welcoming remarks; ILA Legislative Consultant Derek Blaida and ILA Executive Director Diane Foote will speak about Springfield and Washington legislative priorities.

Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate. Our legislative events will look a little different this year as they will all be held virtually through Zoom. We’ll miss the interactive give-and-take that gathering over a meal allows in this webinar format, but there will still be opportunities for Q&A. What won’t change is our commitment to advocating for Illinois libraries!

Advance registration is required, and events will not be recorded (primarily due to the rapid pace of legislative developments, and content may change), so don’t wait! If you have questions regarding registration or you’re not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office, at ila@ila.org (subject line “2021 ILA Legislative Meet-ups”).

This year’s Virtual Meet-ups will be free for ILA members, including staff and trustees from ILA institutional member libraries. For non-members who wish to attend, registration will be $15.

To view the schedule of meet-ups, and to register, please go here.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2021 ILA awards. The ILA awards honor and recognize excellence in librarianship in Illinois. Now is the time to nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for an ILA award. If you submitted a nomination in 2019 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to learn how to resubmit the nomination.

The complete list of ILA Awards, including criteria and eligibility for each award, is available on the ILA website. The deadline for all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions regarding the ILA Awards, please contact Tamara Jenkins.

Please note: We urge nominators to read carefully and make sure you select the correct award application as you complete and submit your nomination. If you submit a nomination for the wrong award, we cannot guarantee that the error will be corrected in time for the nomination review process.

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Call for Article Submissions: March and June Issues of ILA Reporter

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is calling for authors for the March and June 2021 issues. We are seeking the following types of pieces.

  • articles that explore an issue, rather than promoting a particular initiative or program, with examples from more than one library or type of library
  • writing that considers a “how to think about . . .” approach, rather than “how to do . . .”
  • submissions from all geographic areas of the state
  • submissions that relate to ILA’s strategic goal area of a culture of diversity and inclusion, both in the profession and the association.

Submission guidelines for the ILA Reporter are available here.

Don’t consider yourself an author, but have a topic you’d like to see covered in the ILA Reporter? The Committee would be interested to hear these, also.

If you have any questions regarding submissions, or if you have a topic you’d like to see addressed, please contact Alissa T. Henkel, Committee Chair, at ahenkel@decaturlibrary.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2020? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2020” article in the March 2021 issue. Submissions should include the following.

  • at least one high-resolution image of the exterior
  • at least one high-resolution image of the interior
  • name of the architect or architectural firm
  • type of project; either “Renovation/expansion” or “New building”
  • total cost
  • service population
  • name of the library director
  • 2-3 quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website archive page (please see the March 2020 or February 2019 issue). The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 20. Please send submissions, via e-mail, to ILA Executive Director Diane Foote, at dfoote@ila,org, with the subject line “ILA Reporter Library Buildings 2020 Submission”. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? ILA Vice President/President-Elect Jeanne Hamilton (Bloomington Public Library) will begin making appointments early in 2021, so now is the time to start thinking ahead.

Appointments begin July 1, 2021, and most committee members serve two- or three-year terms. You must be a personal member of ILA to serve on a committee. The deadline to submit a committee interest form is Monday, March 15.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Noon Network, in partnership with the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, is honored to present nationally respected educator, political activist, community leader, oral historian, philanthropist, and philosopher Timuel D. Black, Jr. During this special event, Mr. Black will discuss his book, Sacred Ground: The Chicago Streets of Timuel Black. This free event will be held at noon on Wednesday, January 6, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT.

Registration is required and limited to Illinois libraries. This event will be recorded and posted on the ILA website at a later date. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The 2021 ILA Legislative Meet-ups will be held virtually in February. As we continue to finalize the events, please be sure to check the ILA website and our weekly newsletter, the ILA Alert, for updates, including when registration will open for the meet-ups.

The ILA Legislative Meet-ups are a chance for the Illinois library community to hear from and meet with state lawmakers and discuss the issues affecting libraries. Library patrons, trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are welcome to attend and participate. We hope to see you in February!

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Legislation, Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association has made the difficult decision to hold the 2021 ILA Annual Conference virtually. While we anticipate and hope the climate will be better by October the decision needs to be made now and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet safely in Peoria. The ILA Executive Board, 2021 Conference Program Committee, and ILA staff have discussed our options and agree that the safety of our members, exhibitors, and speakers is our top priority.

While we all wish we could meet in person this year, the Conference Program Committee is committed to developing a high-quality virtual conference for the Illinois library community. We are working with Peoria to reschedule for a future year and look forward to seeing you in person in Rosemont in 2022. More information on submitting a proposal for the 2021 meeting is below.

The Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for the 2021 Annual Conference. The theme is “Breaking Down Barriers: Building Up Communities”. Proposals should reflect the various approaches that libraries of all sizes, service areas, and geographic locations within Illinois have had to use in addressing the challenges of 2020-21 and beyond. Now, perhaps more than ever before, it is critical for Illinois library staff to share knowledge, resources, and expertise with each other and their communities. The goal of the Conference is to create an environment that enables attendees to learn from each other and leave with ideas, themes, and mindsets that they can take back to their own organizations and communities.

Share your ideas by submitting a program proposal here. The Committee is seeking programs that focus on pushing boundaries, thinking big, inspiring, imagining possibilities, and encouraging innovation. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 31.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? ILA Vice President/President-Elect Jeanne Hamilton (Bloomington Public Library) will begin making appointments early in 2021, so now is the time to start thinking ahead.

Appointments begin July 1, 2021, and most committee members serve two- or three-year terms. You must be a personal member of ILA to serve on a committee. The deadline to submit a committee interest form is Monday, March 15, 2021.

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