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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Conference Program Committee is excited to announce that registration for the 2019 ILA Annual Conference is open!

The theme of this year’s conference is Shift: Where Will You Grow? and it will explore how individuals and institutions can shift ways of thinking by: looking at new ways of providing services, reassessing how something is done, changing commonly held beliefs, exploring similarities between different types of libraries, and engaging with ideas outside of the library world. Conference highlights include:

  • President’s Reception: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m., Monday, October 21–ILA President Molly Beestrum invites all conference attendees to attend this information conference kickoff. All are welcome and registration is not required.
  • Awards Luncheon: Noon – 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 22–Celebrate the achievements of your colleagues at the 2019 ILA Awards Luncheon. Pre-registration to attend this event is required. Tickets to attend are not included in the registration fee.
  • YSF Author Breakfast: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 23–Andrea Beaty, author of Iggy Peck, Architect, will discuss her work at this annual event. Pre-registration is required to attend this event. Tickets to attend are not included in the registration fee.
  • Academic Libraries Unconference: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 23–Join academic colleagues for networking, idea sharing, and a continental breakfast to discuss topics important to your everyday work. Academic library staff from all departments, classifications, and levels of experience are welcome to attend.
  • DiversiTEA: 3:00 –  4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23–Join the ILA Diversity Committee for tea and a presentation from multilingual anti-oppression educator Corrie Wallace. This event is open to all conference attendees.
  • Trustee Day: 8:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 24–A full day of conference programming is planned for library trustees. The day begins with continental breakfast and includes a luncheon and in the exhibit hall. Trustee Day registration is required in order to attend meal events.

For more information on the Conference schedule and speakers, along with links to registration, please go to https://www.ila.org/events/annual-conference

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ILA Best Practices Committee Seeking Feedback (Deadline June 30)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Best Practices Committee has created a survey to collect best practices for topics that are important to the library community. The survey is available here<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=5e3e72e929&e=6c7f1a78dd> and will close on Friday, June 30.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

This workshop will take a step-by-step approach to guide participants through the process of understanding design thinking to put into practice at their library. Workshops will take place on June 12 and 13, at the IHLS Edwardsville Hub. Cost is $50 through May 15, and $60 May 16-27. For more information, visit the IHLS website<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=3f7654a3bf&e=b9a4efc184> or continue reading below.

Join us for an exciting day that will empower you to tackle challenges. From space planning in all corners of the library to redesigning services and staffing, design thinking will allow you and your staff to unleash your ingenuity and solve problems.

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Chicago Public Library, this full-day introductory workshop draws upon the toolkit developed by IDEO, an award-winning, human-centered global design firm, to help libraries use design thinking to better understand and service library patrons. The program will take a step-by-step approach to guide you through the process of understanding design thinking, so you can put it into practice at your library.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Today is the last day to nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for a 2019 ILA Award. The ILA Awards Program recognizes and honors the BEST in librarianship and library service in Illinois.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to:

*   Review the list of ILA Awards*   Compile a list of nominees*   Submit your nomination

NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY!

The list of awards is below. Please click on the specific award for additional information.

ILA SCHOLARSHIPS 

Apply today for one or both of the scholarships we have available to help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship. Scholarships may be used for classes, registration fees for workshops, seminars, conferences or other educational opportunities. The deadline for scholarships is May 15, 2019. 

  • The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship was established to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services staff member who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILA Annual Conference. View additional information about the scholarship HERE.
  • The Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education was established for the pursuit of education in librarianship may be used for a graduate or undergraduate class, a class in an LTA program, registration fees for a workshop, webinar, seminar, conference or other educational opportunity. View additional information about the scholarship grant HERE.
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(via the Illinois Library Association)

There is only one week left to nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for a 2019 ILA Award. The ILA Awards Program recognizes and honors the BEST in librarianship and library service in Illinois.

We encourage you to take a few minutes today, tomorrow, or early next week to:

*   Review the list of ILA Awards
*   Compile a list of nominees
*   Submit your nomination

NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY!

The list of awards is below. Please click on the specific award for additional information.

ILA SCHOLARSHIPS 

Apply today for one or both of the scholarships we have available to help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship. Scholarships may be used for classes, registration fees for workshops, seminars, conferences or other educational opportunities. The deadline for scholarships is May 15, 2019. 

  • The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship was established to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services staff member who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILA Annual Conference. View additional information about the scholarship HERE.
  • The Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education was established for the pursuit of education in librarianship may be used for a graduate or undergraduate class, a class in an LTA program, registration fees for a workshop, webinar, seminar, conference or other educational opportunity. View additional information about the scholarship grant HERE.
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Illinois Library Association Approves 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

(via the Illinois Library Association)

On April 18, 2019, the ILA Executive Board voted to approve the association’s strategic plan for 2019-2022. The plan development process began in spring 2018 with Executive Board planning sessions followed by a broad survey of members and non-members, a strategic planning workshop with ILA committees and forum managers in July, a series of focus groups held online and in locations around the state, and additional Executive Board review and discussion.

This plan is intended to guide our focus over the next few years. It is not a “to-do list,” nor is it a comprehensive description of the ILA portfolio of activities. Rather, a strategic plan is a directional document and statement of priorities for the near future. We are so very appreciative of all those who have helped in the development of this plan by sharing your hopes, aspirations, praise, and constructive criticism of and for the association with us over the past year!

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

There are only three weeks left to nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for a 2019 ILA Award. The ILA Awards Program recognizes and honors the BEST in librarianship and library service in Illinois.

We encourage you to take a few minutes today, tomorrow, or early next week to:

*   Review the list of ILA Awards
*   Compile a list of nominees
*   Submit your nomination

NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY!

The list of awards is below. Please click on the specific award for additional information.

*   Alexander J. Skrzypek Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=73cba4a2b5&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Crosman Memorial Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=8dd61528c0&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Davis Cup Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=799de77e78&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=70ed7a4652&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Golden Ticket Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=4fb9781c02&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=1444de2657&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=594cb7ad18&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Intellectual Freedom Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=98ae1fbbe1&e=dacd1a8aa2>

*   Librarian of the Year Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=1d3ef94564&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Readers’ Advisory Service Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=3e1329f22c&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Reference Services Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=029abd1cf4&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Robert R. McClarren Legislative Development Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=a8f77e4280&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=a579a81d71&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Trustee of the Year Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=2727ff46ab&e=dacd1a8aa2>
*   Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=326dde70df&e=dacd1a8aa2>

ILA SCHOLARSHIPS

Apply today for one or both of the scholarships we have available to help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship. Scholarships may be used for classes, registration fees for workshops, seminars, conferences or other educational opportunities. The deadline for scholarships is May 15, 2019.

*   The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship was established to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services staff member who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILA Annual Conference. View additional information about the scholarship HERE<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=8ff29a0836&e=dacd1a8aa2>.

*   The Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education was established for the pursuit of education in librarianship may be used for a graduate or undergraduate class, a class in an LTA program, registration fees for a workshop, webinar, seminar, conference or other educational opportunity. View additional information about the scholarship grant HERE<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=dab90e7016&e=dacd1a8aa2>.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Conference Program Committee is now accepting applications for poster sessions<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=cd8d0d2c5d&e=6c7f1a78dd> for the 2019 ILA Annual Conference that will be held October 22-24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 23, and Thursday, October 24.

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.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=4d2f6de479&e=6c7f1a78dd> are due by Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We have two scholarships available and waiting for you to apply for this year! ILA Scholarships help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship and can be used for classes, registration fees for conferences, seminars, workshops, or any other educational opportunities.

The deadlines for the scholarships listed below is May 15, 2019. If you have any questions about the scholarships or how to apply, please contact the ILA office.

Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship

The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum has established a scholarship to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services staff member who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILA Annual Conference.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and geographic diversity. If awarded, the scholarship covers registration and expenses to the ILA Annual Conference, not to exceed $1000. The recipient is required to write a brief post-conference essay to include what benefits they received from the conference that may be published in the ILA Reporter and used for future scholarship promotional materials. Priority in selection will be given to first-time ILA Annual Conference attendees.

To apply, go here.

Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education

This scholarship grant is for the pursuit of education in librarianship; the scholarship may be used for a graduate or undergraduate class, a class in an LTA program, registration fees for a workshop, webinar, seminar, conference or other educational opportunity.

Applicants must be personal members of ILA or AISLE, or another Illinois state library association; or staff at an ILA institutional member library. The award will be given to an individual or group that has made the most successful case for an educational event that will enhance the group or individual’s ability to promote multi-type cooperation. There will be only one award per person or group.

To apply, go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

If you are unable to attend the ILA Marketing Forum’s Mini-Conference this week, you’re in luck because we are offering free live access to the keynote presentation by Angela Hursh, Content Team Leader in the Marketing Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  Hursh’s presentation will include information on content creation, management, and implementation.

Registration to attend the keynote presentation via zoom is open and limited to 20 attendees.  Registration is first-come, first serve and will close when maximum attendance is reached. Registrants must have access to zoom.  If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Jenkins.

 

 

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