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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

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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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2018? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2018” article in the February 2019 issue. Submissions should include:

  • At least one high-resolution image of the exterior
  • At least one high-resolution of the interior
  • Name of the architect or architectural firm
  • Type of project; either “Renovation/expansion” or “New building”
  • Total cost
  • Service population
  • Name of the library director
  • 2-3 quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=6409fb4e32&e=6c7f1a78dd>. The deadline for submission is December 20, 2018, and submissions should be sent via email to ILA Reporter editor Diane Foote<mailto:dfoote@ila.org?subject=ILA%20Reporter%20%22Library%20Buildings%202018%22%20Submission>. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

ILA is planning a series of focus groups to understand what creates value for its members and stakeholders. The input received will be factored into creating a dynamic strategic plan with goals that will shape the future of ILA. Reservations to attend the focus groups are now OPEN<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=30dda4dccd&e=6c7f1a78dd>.

Members, non-members and others interested in offering their input are encouraged to attend one of the focus groups. The questions to be discussed will be the same at each session:

*   November 14 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. at RAILS Burr Ridge (intended for those in RAILS’s service area)
*   November 19 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (open to anyone)
*   November 26 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (intended for ALA ethnic affiliates: AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, REFORMA.) Affiliate members may choose to attend this or any other session.
*   November 28 – 9:00-10:30 a.m. IHLS Carbondale (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   November 28 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. IHLS Edwardsville (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   November 29 – 10:00-11:30 a.m. IHLS Edwardsville (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   NEW DATE: November 30 – 8:30-10:00 a.m. IHLS Champaign
*   December 5 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. ILA Office Chicago (intended for Chicago-area participants)

For questions regarding the focus groups, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at (312) 644-1896 or tjenkins@ila.org<mailto:tjenkins@ila.org>.

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ILA Diversity Committee Seeking to Fill Two Positions

(via Hannah Rapp, Berwyn Public Library)

The Illinois Library Association’s Diversity Committee is seeking new committee members to fill two open positions! The Diversity Committee develops, monitors, evaluates, and recommends diversity efforts in the association and initiates strategies. Membership is open to ILA members from any type of library, but we particularly encourage staff from academic and special libraries to apply to join us and help bring a broader perspective on Illinois libraries.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee, please log on to your ILA account and update your committee interests here: https://www.ila.org/about/committees. If you have questions, please e-mail committee co-chairs Katrina Belogorsky (KBelogorsky@skokielibrary.info) or Trixie Dantis (PDantis@ahml.info).

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

ILA is planning a series of focus groups to understand what creates value for its members and stakeholders. The input received will be factored into creating a dynamic strategic plan with goals that will shape the future of ILA. Reservations to attend the focus groups will open on Monday, November 5, 2018.

Members, non-members and others interested in offering their input are encouraged to attend any (or all) of the focus groups.

  • November 14 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. at RAILS (Burr Ridge)
  • November 19 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (open)
  • November 26 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (ALA ethnic affiliates: AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, REFORMA; affiliate members are welcome to participate in this or any other session of choice)
  • November 28 – 9:00-10:30 a.m. IHLS (Carbondale)
  • November 28 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. IHLS (Edwardsville)
  • November 29 – 10:00-11:30 a.m. IHLS (Edwardsville)
  • December 5 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. ILA Office (Chicago)

Additional information will be posted on the ILA website and social media soon! For questions and more information, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at (312) 644-1896 or tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2018 ILA Annual Conference at the Peoria Civic Center. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11.

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. 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. Applications are due by Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Click here to submit a proposal. 

Please note: only library staff, trustees, students, etc. may apply. Vendors and others who offer services for a fee should consider a booth in the exhibit hall. For tips on putting together an effective poster session, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) announces Emily Johnson, Regional Health Sciences Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries as the 2018 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 the 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 is to honor someone who has accomplished a great deal in a short time.

Emily Johnson has been working at the UIC Libraries since 2013 and demonstrated her leadership skills when she served as Interim Head of the Library of Health Sciences in Peoria from May 2015 to January 2016. Both at the UIC Libraries of Health Science and in her previous position at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Johnson has taken the lead in building relationships with faculty in order to improve access to library resources while also developing innovative, curricular design programs, such as the NExT Target Outreach Project. Ms. Johnson has volunteered or been appointed to professional leadership positions at the state, regional, and national levels. Her enthusiasm and commitment to users, colleagues, and health sciences librarianship continues to be recognized by professional colleagues outside UIC, opening the door to increasing levels of engagement throughout the profession. Ms. Johnson has contributed to and furthered the knowledge base of the profession, publishing on topics of audience response systems, mobile point-of-care tools, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Crosman Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, October 9, during the 2018 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria. The luncheon starts at 12:00 PM.

For further information, contact the Illinois Library Association. Congratulations, Emily!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Dr. Rob Morrison, Dean of Library and Learning Support at National Louis University, is the 2018 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.

As described by his nominators, Dr. Morrison “truly is the epitome of excellence in, and service to, the profession.” He was a member of the ILA Executive Board from 2014-2017 and acted as the Board’s liaison to IACRL. He also served as a mentor for new directors in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and as a member of the CARLI Program Planning Committee. At the national level, he has served on numerous American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries committees. In addition to his professional service and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Morrison has maintained an active agenda of teaching and scholarship with a focus on adult learners and distance education. Over the course of his career, he has taught courses online and in person, at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Most recently, he developed and taught a course on academic governance and leadership for National Louis University’s doctoral program in higher education leadership.

The Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, October 9, during the 2018 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria. The luncheon starts at 12:00 PM.

For further information, contact the Illinois Library Association.

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The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is in the process of planning the October issue. We are including an article on summer reading programs that libraries sponsor in collaboration with community partners, such as local public schools. While the focus of the article will be on programming by public libraries, the Advisory Committee would like to include collaborations between community partners and other types of libraries, including as academic, medical, and hospital ones.

If your library sponsors a summer reading program in collaboration with a community organization, and you would like to contribute your insights to the article, please e-mail Eric Edwards, ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Co-Chair, at eedwards@ilsos.net at your earliest convenience. He will then pass the idea along to ILA Executive Director Diane Foote for final approval. The contribution would be due by Sunday, August 5, and it would not need to be more than a paragraph or two.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Diane Foote, ILA Executive Director)

You may have heard the news that ILA is beginning a process to update and refresh our current strategic plan. Much in that plan remains perennially relevant, but as times change so will we evolve. Over the coming months, we will seek input from a variety of constituencies to build a strong plan that will guide us into the future.

Our first step is to reach out to all of you! Would you please take a few minutes to complete this strategic planning survey by Thursday, July 12?

We aim to have the new plan in place by March 2019; and there will be additional opportunities for review and comment between now and then. With your help and input, we will put a plan into place for ILA to best serve Illinois libraries and the millions that depend on them over the coming years. Many thanks!

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