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(via the Illinois Library Association)

For the first time, ILA is offering a Buddy System for registered attendees* of the 2019 ILA Annual Conference.

It can be intimidating to attend a large conference alone. With this experience, you can attend the conference, experience all the events, and meet someone new!

This program is for individuals attending the conference alone, first-time conference attendees, or those who want to meet someone new and invite them into their group. Buddy system participants will be paired based on their interests.

What You Can Expect

  • Receive buddy contact information by Friday, October 4.
  • Schedule one or two phone calls (or emails) ahead of the conference to introduce yourselves, answer questions, and go over the conference schedule.
  • Meet face-to-face at the President’s Reception on Monday, October 21, or before the Opening General Session on Tuesday, October 22.
  • Walk the exhibit hall together.
  • Meet for lunch, coffee, or during a networking event to check-in.

Please Note

  • This program is for those wishing to make professional connections and network in a professional setting. It is not designed as a dating service.
  • ILA is not responsible for fostering communication after attendees are paired up. You are responsible for contacting your buddy once ILA emails you their contact information.
  • You are not required to hang out with the person you’re paired with if you don’t feel it’s a good match.
  • You do not have to exchange any personal information if you are uncomfortable doing so. We will only provide an email address to contact your buddy.
  • ILA will contact you to get feedback on your experience with the Buddy System, and if you have a positive experience, we encourage you to share it with the ILA community

We are excited to offer this program to our conference attendees and hope members of the ILA community attending this year’s conference consider participating.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 6. To request a buddy, please go here. If you have any questions about the Buddy System, please contact Tamara Jenkins at (312) 644-1896 or tjenkins@ila.org.

*This program is being offered to conference attendees only. Vendors and partners of ILA are not eligible to participate.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is open for the 2019 ILA Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held October 22-24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL.

This year’s conference speakers include Bridget C. Coughlin, President and CEO of the Shedd Aquarium, Eugenia Cheng, Corrie Wallace, multilingual anti-oppression educator and consultant, authors Andrea Beaty and Tracy Clark, and Mark A. Puente, Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs at ARL.

Register by September 16 to get the early bird rate! For additional information on the conference and speakers, please visit the ILA website.

Speaker Update

Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Dr. Sadia Warsi will no longer be presenting at this year’s ILA Annual Conference. We look forward to having her present at a future conference.

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The ILA Conference Program Committee is accepting applications for poster sessions for the 2019 ILA Annual Conference at this link. This year’s conference will be held at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL. Poster Sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 23, and Thursday, October 24 in the exhibit hall.

Submissions are encouraged 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. View our Tips for an Effective Poster Session.

Don’t put it off any longer, submit a poster for consideration today! The deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join us for programming created just for academic library professionals at this year’s ILA Annual Conference. The conference will be held October 22-24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL.

IACRL (Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries) @ ILA sessions were created with academic librarians in mind, with opportunities to network throughout the conference, including the IACRL Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 23. Pre-registration is required for the luncheon.

The last day to secure the early bird rate to attend the ILA Annual Conference is Monday, September 16. Single day registration is also available. If you need to convince your manager that you should attend we have an attendee justification form you can use to help you case!

Don’t wait, review the programming, register to attend, and plan your very own IACRL conference! For more information on the sessions, please go to https://www.ila.org/content/documents/IACRL_at_ILA_Schedule.pdf.

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EIU’s Stacey Knight-Davis Receives ILA Reference Services Award

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Stacey Knight-Davis, Head of Library Technology Services at Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library, receives the 2019 Illinois Library Association (ILA) Reference Services Award, which is awarded annually for excellence in providing assistance to library users as they seek and use information. The award is sponsored by Ancel Glink.

One example of Knight-Davis’ dedication to assisting users is her work with STEP (Students with Autism Transitional Education Program), a specialized support program for students with Autism. Knight-Davis began this project by interviewing Autistic students to learn if the library was effective in assisting them with their informational needs. She then took the feedback provided in those interviews to improve library services and spaces.

Providing cultural and educational value, Knight-Davis has spearheaded a number of exhibits, including a Quidditch display for “Twenty Year of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon” and “Designs of Duty,” a traveling exhibit on Illinois veterans and theirservice-related tattoos that received national recognition.

Students, faculty and community members rely on Knight-Davis technical acumen to assist in troubleshooting software, equipment and other technology-related services. Furthermore, she routinely visits courses to ensure students are locating the information they need, and she is always eager to provide support.

Knight-Davis has published a chapter in the book The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment on faculty-library collaboration without assigned textbooks. This publication speaks to the campus-wide program she plannedand developed called “The Flu Then and Now.” Professional roles include committee work for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Great Midwest Technology Working Group and serving as president of Health Science Librarians of Illinois. Because of her commitment to providing specialized services for library users, Stacey Knight-Davis is extremely deserving of this year’s ILA Reference Services Award.

The Reference Services Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, October 22, during the 2019 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Tinley Park.

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UIUC’s JJ Pionke Receives ILA Crosman Memorial Award

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) announces JJ Pionke, Applied Health Sciences Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UICU), as the 2019 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 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 honors someone who has accomplished a great deal in a short time.

JJ has worked at the UIUC libraries since 2014 and prior to that worked at Wichita State University. In the last six years Mr. Pionke’s accomplishments have been many, making him a great choice for the Crosman Award. Mr. Pionke’s work has had an impact on thelibrary, campus, regional, and national level. Since 2013, he has received numerous grants and awards including the Arnold O. Beckman Research Award and an American Library Association (ALA) Carnegie Whitney Grant. He has co-edited a book, written or co-written ten chapters in other books, published or co-published thirteen peer- reviewed articles in journals, and has numerous other presentations and publications to his name.

He has worked tirelessly in support of diversity and inclusion. Mr. Pionke is currently the secretary of the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois and serves as the chair of both, the Annual Meeting Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Medical Library Association. He has previously served on two ALA committees and numerous other committees and task forces in other professional associations for people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, and veterans. He has done this by working with the University Facilities department to improve accessibility in library facilities; creating library resource guides on disabilities; developing, in conjunction with the University Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, an LGBT Ally Network; and working closely with the campus Veteran Center to improve library collections to better reflect veterans’ needs.

The Crosman Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday October 22, during the 2019 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Tinley Park.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Gwen Gregory, the Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, is the 2019 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.

Gwen Gregory has demonstrated clear leadership and dedication in not just academic librarianship, but the profession as a whole, at a number of levels. She has served as an officer and a committee member for the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries, including as President from 2015 to 2016. During her term leading IACRL, she worked to encourage greater participation by academic librarians in the Illinois Library Association, especially in legislative advocacy efforts. Gregory has also served on the ILA Conference Planning Committee and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System Executive Board. She has used her involvement in multiple Illinois library organizations as an opportunity to build partnerships and foster collaboration across all types of libraries in the state, including through planning joint conferences, meetings, and networking opportunities.

At the national level, Gregory has represented Illinois librarians by serving on American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries committees, including as IACRL’s representative to the ACRL Chapters Council. Despite her lengthy record of leadership, Gregory has sought to continue improving her leadership skills by participating in such programs as Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative.

Gregory has not only contributed to librarianship through her own leadership abilities, but she has also worked to foster leadership and initiative in others. She has shared her professional knowledge and expertise through over 40 published articles. Gregory has also provided training and guidance to the staff members she has supervised at Daley Library, along with serving on numerous library and university governance committees.

Outside of her work, Gregory has mentored and coached community college students and other groups. Her peers clearly recognize her leadership skills and eagerness to help others develop their own leadership abilities, as she received the 2018 Excellence in Mentoring Award from the UIC Library. As one of her supporting nominators for the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award wrote, “I’ve asked her for help, for advice and when I enter a room I always look for her, as I also consider her more than a library acquaintance, but a true friend. I also know I’m not the only one who thinks these things, Gwen is a thoughtful leader and is admired by her peers.”

The Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, October 22, during the 2019 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Tinley Park.

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

The ILA Conference Program Committee is accepting applications for poster sessions for the 2019 ILA Annual Conference at https://www.ila.org/events/annual-conference/submit-a-poster-session. This year’s conference will be held at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL. Poster Sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 23, and Thursday, October 24 in the exhibit hall.

Submissions are encouraged 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. View our Tips for an Effective Poster Session.

Don’t put it off any longer, submit a poster for consideration today! The deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Best Practices Committee invites library professionals to participate in a survey to collect best practices for topics that are important to the library community. The survey closes on June 30. To complete the survey, click here.

 

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Can’t attend the entire conference this year? You don’t have to miss out on everything, purchase a single day registration pass! Enjoy a full day of conference speakers, programming, events,* and the exhibit hall* and pay less!

Single-day registration is available for Tuesday, October 22, Wednesday, October 23, and Thursday, October 24. We also have specially priced registration for full-time students, retired persons, and unemployed ILA members.

The early bird registration rates for full conference, single day, and full-time students, retired persons, and unemployed ILA members increase on September 17.

*Ticketed special events are not included in the single day registration price and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold on-site for these special events: Awards Luncheon, Youth Services Forum Author Breakfast, Public Library Forum Luncheon, and IACRL Luncheon. 

*The exhibit hall opens at noon on Wednesday, October 23. If you purchase a single-day registration pass to attend the conference on Tuesday you will not be allowed to return to visit the exhibit hall on Wednesday unless you purchase another single day registration pass or a exhibit only pass.

If you have any questions regarding the special conference events, please contact the ILA office at ila@ila.org or 312-644-1896. The Conference preview is available athttps://www.ila.org/content/documents/ila_conf_preview_2019.pdf. To sign up for a single-day registration pass, please go to https://www.ila.org/meetings/register/options/53.

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