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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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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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ILA Executive Board Elections Open Monday, April 1

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Biographical statements for candidates for ILA Executive Board Vice President/President-Elect and Directors-at-Large are available now, in advance of the voting period. Polls open on April 1, 2019, and close on April 30. All personal members of the association are eligible to vote. Your personal membership must be current and active as of March 30, 2019, to receive a ballot. Personal Members will receive a Survey Monkey notification including an electronic ballot to cast their vote.

Please email ILA if you are not sure about the status of your membership before April 1.

 

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We have scholarships available for individuals interested in furthering their careers in librarianship. Scholarships may be used for classes, registration fees for workshops, seminars, conferences or other educational opportunities.

Don’t wait, apply now! For any questions regarding scholarships, please e-mail ILA.

SCHOLARSHIPS
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·         *Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant

·         Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship

·         *Robert P. Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff

·         Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education

  *The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019. The deadline for other scholarships is May 15, 2019.

For more information, including instructions for applying, please go here.

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ILA is currently in the process of updating our strategic plan! This process began in spring 2018 with ILA 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 ILA Executive Board review and discussion.

We are now pleased to share a draft strategic plan document that we intend 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.

The ILA Executive Board will vote on the strategic plan at its upcoming April 18, 2019 meeting. While we don’t expect the underlying structure or principles to change much from this document as presented, which was developed with broad-based input and a great deal of thoughtful consideration and discussion (and even debate!), please do share feedback with Executive Director Diane Foote at dfoote@ila.org. Please submit any feedback by Wednesday, March 27.

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.

To read the draft, go to https://www.ila.org/content/documents/ila_draft_strategic_plan_2019-22.pdf.

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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. While the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award specifically recognizes academic librarians, keep in mind that academic librarians are eligible for several other awards, also.

The deadline for awards and scholarships is May 15, 2019. For more information, criteria and eligibility please visit Awards and Scholarships on the ILA website. If you have any questions, contact us at ila@ila.org.

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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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Have you flipped the library paradigm with a program or service? Have you changed focus? Are you shifting your service model? Where are you stepping out to make an impact? Tell us about it.

The Illinois Library Association Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for the 2019 Annual Conference that embody the diverse and multi-type membership of ILA and highlight the innovative and creative work members do in their libraries. The goal of the conference is to help members engage with each other and grow in their knowledge.

The theme is “Shift: Where Will You Grow?” and will explore how we as individuals and institutions can shift our thinking to:

  • Look at new ways of providing service
  • Take a step back to reassess something we are doing
  • See where we can change commonly held beliefs
  • Explore similarities between different types of libraries
  • Engage with ideas outside of the library world

Share your ideas and shifts by submitting a conference proposal. The ILA Annual Conference Committee is seeking programs which focus on pushing boundaries, thinking big, inspiring, imagining possibilities, and encouraging innovation. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019. For additional information, please visit the ILA website.

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UIUC’s Dr. Linda C. Smith Inducted as Illinois Library Luminary

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Linda’s nearly 50-year career began when she came to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library Science (now the School of Information Sciences) in 1971 shortly after graduating summa cum laude in physics and mathematics from Allegheny College (PA). She received her M.S. from Illinois in 1972 and spent a year at Washington University School of Medicine Library in St. Louis as a Trainee in Computer Librarianship.  She then earned an M.S. in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1975 and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University, School of Information Studies in 1979.

Currently, Linda serves as Executive Associate Dean for the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, where she began as an assistant professor in 1977. She has been routinely named to the university’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent throughout her tenure and was named a University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar in 1999. She works with graduate students on-campus (MS, CAS, PhD) and, since 1997, online (MS, CAS).

To see the full announcement, go to https://www.ila.org/news/1074/linda-c-smith-inducted-as-an-illinois-library-luminary.

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Join us for the 2nd Annual ILA Marketing Forum Mini-Conference on April 5, 2019 at the Schaumburg Township District Library! At this one-day event, content creator and library marketing blogger Angela Hursh of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will lead a keynote presentation about content creation, management, and implementation. Breakout discussions on various marketing topics will round out the day. Cost is $20 for ILA members and $25 for non-members and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is March 22, 2019.

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