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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are open for Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program that will be held on April 27, 2019, at the Illinois State Library. Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. This year’s program will focus on how to build effective teams. Through case studies and small group discussion, participants will learn how to help teams get off to a great start and build toward success as well as how to diagnose and solve common team problems.

The application deadline is Friday, March 1. Notifications on status of applications will be sent by March 11. If you have questions about your application, please contact Cyndi Robinson at robinson@ila.org or 312-644-1896.

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

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? Appointments are now being considered for the coming program year. Appointments begin July 1, 2019, and most committee members serve two-year terms.

ILA’s committees provide major support services for ILA membership, leadership, special interest groups, and the Executive Board. Committee chairs are appointed by the current ILA president with the approval of the Executive Board. Terms of office vary and include a single one-year term for most committees. The opportunity to serve on or chair an ILA committee is a benefit of ILA membership; committee members and chairs are expected to maintain current personal membership in ILA. To access the committee volunteer form, please go here.

Not sure which committee is right for you? View the list of ILA committees. The list includes the names of the committee’s current Chair(s) and members as well as the committee’s responsibilities.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter is currently seeking submissions for the April 2019 and subsequent issues (the magazine publishes every other month). We’re primarily interested in articles that explore current issues in librarianship, and have state-wide appeal and representation.

We will consider examples of successful initiatives or programs, but encourage article authors to relate these to the larger Illinois library community: If you did a pilot, was it replicated elsewhere in the state? Consider issues you are facing in your own library community; submissions from a broad range of types of libraries and geographic locations around the state are particularly sought.

View submission guidelines<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=6f4194d3e5&e=6c7f1a78dd> and consider sharing your ideas! Send submissions to ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Chairs Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library<mailto:EEdwards@ilsos.net> and Jane Hanna, Skokie Public Library.<mailto:jhanna@skokielibrary.info>

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

This is an opportunity to talk with state legislators about the importance of higher education funding.

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2019 Legislative Meet-ups

Still not sure you should attend a Legislative Meet-up? Check out our new resource, How to Prepare for a Meet-up, intended to help you get you ready for and excited about this opportunity.

There is still time to register to attend any of the scheduled 2019 Legislative Meet-ups. (The full schedule is also posted below.) Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate.

If you have questions regarding registration or if you’re not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office at 312-644-1896 or email ila@ila.org.

Friday, 1 February 2019

South Suburban Library Legislative Breakfast

Tinley Park Public Library

7851 Timber Dr.

Tinley Park, IL 60477

7:45 a.m. doors open and breakfast is available

8:30 a.m. program begins

10:00 a.m. program concludes

Price:  $25

South Suburban Legislators

Friday, 8 February 2019

Metro East Library Legislative Breakfast

Sunset Hills Country Club

2525 Illinois 157

Edwardsville, IL  62025

8:00 a.m. doors open and breakfast is available

8:30 a.m. program begins

10:00 a.m. program concludes

Price:  $25

Metro East Legislators

Friday, 1 February 2019     

Chicago Library Legislative Lunch

Harold Washington Library Center Winter Garden

400 S State Street

Chicago, IL  60605

11:30 a.m. doors open and lunch is available

12:00 noon program begins
1:30 p.m. program concludes 

Price:  $45

Chicago Legislators

Friday, 8 February 2019          

Southern Illinois Library Legislative Lunch

Effingham Public Library

200 N. Third Street

Effingham, IL  62401

11:30 a.m. doors open and lunch is available

12:00 noon program begins 

1:30 p.m. program concludes

Price:  $25

Southern Illinois Legislators

Monday, 4 February 2019

Central Illinois Library Legislative Breakfast

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel

201 Broadway Ave.

Normal, IL  61761

8:00 a.m. doors open and breakfast is available

8:30 a.m. program begins

10:00 a.m. program concludes

Price:  $30

Central Illinois Legislators

Monday, 18 February 2019

Presidents’ Day Library Legislative Breakfast

Arboretum Club

401 Half Day Rd.

Buffalo Grove, IL  60089

7:45 a.m. doors open and breakfast is available

8:30 a.m. program begins

10:00 a.m. program concludes

Price:  $30

North Suburban Legislators

Monday, 4 February 2019

Western Illinois Library Legislative Lunch

Galesburg Public Library

40 E. Simmons Street

Galesburg, IL  61401

11:30 a.m. doors open and lunch is available

12:00 noon program begins
1:30 p.m. program concludes 

Price:  $25

Western Illinois Legislators

Friday, 1 March 2019 new date

West Suburban Library Legislative Lunch

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook

1401 W. 22nd St.

Oak Brook, IL  60523

11:30 a.m. doors open and lunch is available

12:30 noon program begins

2:00 p.m. program concludes

Price:  $45

West Suburban Legislators

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are excited to announce that nominations for the 2019 ILA Awards and applications for the 2019 Scholarships are now open!

The ILA awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. The ILA scholarships are designated to help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship.

The deadline for awards and scholarships is May 15, 2019. For more information, criteria and eligibility please visit Awards and Scholarships<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=5b80019ef3&e=6c7f1a78dd> on the ILA website. If you have any questions, contact us at ila@ila.org<mailto:ila@ila.org>.

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

Call for Volunteers: Illinois Library Association Committees

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

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? Appointments are now being considered for the coming program year. Appointments begin July 1, 2019. More information is below.

ILA’s committees provide major support services for ILA membership, leadership, special interest groups, and the Executive Board. Committee chairs are appointed by the current ILA president with the approval of the Executive Board. Terms of office vary and include two-year terms (in some cases, single-year terms) for most committees. This term is designed to provide an avenue for interested members to become easily involved in ILA activities. The hope is that the experience gained will encourage members to continue their involvement in ILA. ILA members may volunteer or be appointed to these committees. The opportunity to serve on or chair an ILA committee is a benefit of ILA membership; committee members and chairs are expected to maintain current personal membership in ILA.

To see the full list of committees and their responsibilities, please go to https://www.ila.org/about/committees.

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(via Sarah McHone-Chase, Northern Illinois University)

I am writing an article for the ILA Reporter, and I would like to hear about the experience of others.

At Northern Illinois University Libraries, we have other University offices in our building: tutoring, Writing Center, and others–even our Caribou Coffee. So, we have a lot of people who work in the library, but don’t work for the Library. If I had to say that there were problems with this arrangement, I would say that it is fracturing to our sense of community: we don’t all know each other. This manifests most often when patrons come in and asks at one of our service desks about a person who works at one of these other offices, or about these services, etc. When we don’t know the answer here, we have had patrons react with frustration. It makes us frustrated too.

I wanted to try to make a resource that the staff could use that would tell us who works where. These other offices would have access too, and that’s where it got hard: our Systems folks couldn’t think of a way for all these various entities to have access to this resource, plus there’s still the issue of keeping such a resource current. What I would like to hear about from others is about the kind of relationships or partnerships that your library has within it or elsewhere, and then how your institution keeps everyone current on those relationships/partnerships and the staff involved. What challenges have you noticed?

Any insights would be appreciated!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are open for Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program that will be held on April 27, 2019, at the Illinois State Library. Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. This year’s program will focus on how to build effective teams. Through case studies and small group discussion, participants will learn how to help teams get off to a great start and build toward success as well as how to diagnose and solve common team problems.

The application deadline is Friday, March 1. Notifications on status of applications will be sent by March 11. If you have questions about your application, please contact Cyndi Robinson at robinson@ila.org or 312-644-1896.

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ILA Reporter Seeking Submissions for April 2019, and Later, Issues

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter is currently seeking submissions for the April 2019, and subsequent, issues (the magazine publishes every other month). We’re primarily interested in articles that explore current issues in librarianship, and have state-wide appeal and representation.

We will consider examples of successful initiatives or programs, but encourage article authors to relate these to the larger Illinois library community: If you did a pilot, was it replicated elsewhere in the state? Consider issues you are facing in your own library community; submissions from a broad range of types of libraries and geographic locations around the state are particularly sought.

View submission guidelines and consider sharing your ideas! Send submissions to ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Chairs Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library and Jane Hanna, Skokie Public Library.

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

The third annual Chicago Library Legislative Meet-up will take place on February 1, 2019. Don’t miss out on this chance to talk to your legislators! You can meet them in person and talk about issues affecting libraries and higher education, including education and MAP funding and library support. Members of the U.S. Congress, Illinois General Assembly, their staff, library trustees, directors, and staff from all types of libraries within the borders of the City of Chicago are encouraged to attend and participate, as well as others concerned about legislative effects on local libraries. These include your faculty and students.

Featured speakers will include Derek Blaida, Legislative Consultant, and Jeanne Long, Executive Director of the Chicago Collections Consortium. Each legislator will be introduced.

When: Friday, February 1, 11:30 am doors open and lunch available, 12 – 1:30 program

Where: Harold Washington Library Center Winter Garden, 400 S State Street

Price: $45

Register online at https://www.ila.org/events/legislative-meet-ups

Meetups are also scheduled for other parts of the state later in February. They are listed under the link above.

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