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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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(via Tracy Ruppman, Loyola University Chicago)

The Illinois Library Association is seeking nominations for the Intellectual Freedom Award.� This award recognizes groups and individuals for outstanding contributions in either defending or promoting intellectual freedom.� More information on the award and a nomination form can be found on the ILA Awards website (https://www.ila.org/about/awards/intellectual-freedom-award).

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are excited to announce that the application deadline for Elevate Illinois Libraries has been extended to Friday, March 12, in order to give people from all library types an opportunity to respond. We’ve already had great response, and in our first year we are really hoping to get a broad geographical and library type representation in the program.

This one-day leadership program is for library staff who want to understand the fundamentals of strengths-based leadership, including gaining insights into their own strengths. It will be held at the University of Illinois Springfield, on Saturday, April 28. Participants will identify a leadership project that they hope to take on in their own library or with the community they serve and receive advice from a mentor as well as from fellow participants.

Visit ila.org/elevate for more information and to submit your application.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Are you a Chicago academic librarian who is concerned about our state legislature and funding for libraries? Would you like to have some quality time with legislators to talk with them? February 2 will be your chance! The Illinois Library Association sponsors meetups where librarians can meet with legislators to let them know what is important to us. The second annual Chicago event will be on February 2 at Maggiano’s, 111 W. Grand Ave. This is your chance to meet your state legislators and give them feedback.

The schedule for the day is below.

11:30 AM: check in and doors open

12:00 PM: lunch is served

1:00 PM: program begins

2:30 PM: program concludes

For more information about this and other meetups and to register go to https://www.ila.org/events/legislative-meet-upsThe cost of registering for the Chicago one is $40. For any questions regarding registration, please e-mail tina@ila.org. The registration fee covers lunch, legislative materials, and state and federal legislative briefing.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. The program is a joint project of Illinois Heartland Library System, the Illinois Library Association, the Illinois State Library, and Reaching Across Illinois Library System. The event will take place at the University of Illinois Springfield on April 28.

Effective leaders play to their strengths. This one-day program is for library staff who want to understand the fundamentals of strengths-based leadership, including gaining insights into their own strengths. Participants will identify a leadership project that they hope to take on in their own library or with the community they serve and receive advice from a mentor as well as from fellow participants. Together, this program will allow participants to learn what their strengths are and how they can apply those strengths to leadership in a real-world project.

Illinois libraries of all sizes and types make a big impact on their unique communities and Elevate should represent this diversity. Future leaders from all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) and all parts of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any specific positions in their library, but should have an interest in developing as a leader. An MLIS is not required.

The registration fee for the program is $75 per participant. This fee covers materials and meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses. Participants will have a few hours of mandatory pre-work prior to the one day workshop in order to best utilize our time together.

Applications are due Friday, February 23. Notifications on status of applications will be sent by March 9.

Visit ila.org/elevate to submit your application.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join ILA’s delegation and travel to the nation’s capitol to get our message out to Congress! ALA’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters and patrons to Washington, D.C. Illinois has traditionally delivered one of the most robust delegations and we expect to do so again this year.

NLLD registration ($75) is handled through ALA. Illinois librarians will automatically be counted as part of the Illinois delegation. Your registration fee includes legislative materials, Monday’ briefing sessions and Congressional Reception, organized by ALA’s National Library Legislative Day Committee; and Tuesday’s Congressional visits, organized by ILA.

Once again, ILA will host a dinner on Monday, May 7 ($50 for ILA members; $60 for non-members). Dinner registration is handled through ILA.

Learn more, or register for NLLD and/or the ILA dinner.

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Reminder: ILA Legislative Meet-Ups in January and February

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Illinois Library Association sponsors meetups where librarians can meet with legislators to let them know what is important to us. This is your chance to meet your state legislators and give them feedback! The 2018 events start January 29 and run through the end of February. Check for one in your area.

This year our regional advocacy efforts expand with eight legislative events providing an opportunity to meet with your legislators and speak with them firsthand about issues affecting you and your library. Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate. Use this opportunity for photo ops with your elected officials to post on your Facebook page or to invite them to visit your library!

Register Online.

For any questions regarding registration, please e-mail tina@ila.org.  

Your registration fee includes breakfast or lunch, legislative materials, and state and federal legislative briefing.

If you’re not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office at 312-644-1896 or e-mail ila@ila.org.

Make your voice heard!

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(via Reina Williams, Rush University Medical Center)

After 21 years as ILA’s Executive Director, Bob Doyle retired on December 1, 2017. Please joinus for a cocktail reception to celebrate Bob’s two decades of distinguished leadership.

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at The University Club, Michigan/Monroe Room, 76 East Monroe Street, in Chicago, IL, 60603

Ticket Price: $30

Purchasetickets

As set by the University Club House rules, traditional business or business casual attire is required. Athletic shoes or attire are not permitted.

Honor Bob by Supporting the Intellectual Freedom Fund

The Intellectual Freedom Fund was created by the ILA Executive Board in honor of Robert P. Doyle on the occasion of his retirement, in recognition of his extraordinary personal and professional commitment to ILA and to the principles of intellectual freedom. The Intellectual Freedom Fund will provide financial support for ILA’s Intellectual Freedom Award. Donate to the Intellectual Freedom Fund in honor of Robert P. Doyle

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