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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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(via the Illinois Library Association)

As information professionals, we are troubled by the removal of more than 200 books<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=48135bf7ca&e=b9a4efc184> from the Danville Correctional Center’s library. Many of the books removed from the library had been available for years without incident. The cornerstone of the library profession is our commitment to intellectual freedom and the freedom to read, which are enshrined in the Library Bill of Rights<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=327885d72e&e=b9a4efc184>.
Prisoners’ Right to Read: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=5dcacbfdf6&e=b9a4efc184> asserts that there is a compelling public interest in the preservation of intellectual freedom for incarcerated individuals. As Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote in Procunier v Martinez, 416 U.S. 428 (1974):

When the prison gates slam behind an inmate, he does not lose his human quality; his mind does not become closed to ideas; his intellect does not cease to feed on a free and open interchange of opinions; his yearning for self-respect does not end; nor is his quest for self-realization concluded.  If anything, the needs for identity and self-respect are more compelling in the dehumanizing prison environment.

The Prisoners’ Right to Read Interpretation maintains that, like all libraries, collection management in correctional libraries should be governed by written policy, mutually agreed upon by librarians and correctional agency administrators and that correctional libraries should have written procedures for addressing challenges to library materials, including a policy-based description of the disqualifying features. In the case of these removals it is important to note that the Interpretation also states that “correctional librarians and managers should select materials that reflect the demographic composition, information needs, interests, and diverse cultural values of the confined communities they serve.”

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) supports the Freedom to Learn Campaign<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=ba2feaedee&e=b9a4efc184> and its mission of transforming lives by opening minds and creating opportunities for incarcerated individuals.

ILA asks that the Danville Correctional Center review its removal of the books and develop transparent and fair policies and procedures to avoid censorship and preserve the freedom to read of incarcerated individuals.

The statement is also available here<https://www.ila.org/news/1113/ila-statement-on-the-removal-of-books-at-the-danville-correctional-center>.

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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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