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Illinois Library Association Cancels In-Person Annual Conference, Seeks Input on Alternatives (Deadline June 1)

(via Diane Foote, ILA Executive Director)

The Illinois Library Association has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s in-person conference scheduled for October 20-22, at the BOS Center in Springfield. The Conference Program Committee, ILA Vice President/President-Elect Veronica De Fazio, and staff believe that the safety and well-being of our community outweigh any prearranged obligations. We expect there will be a real desire to connect in person come the fall, which made this decision especially challenging.

As we consider options, including hosting a virtual conference, we would like input from the Illinois library community. If you are a potential attendee, please help us by completing a survey, available here, by Monday, June 1. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org. If you are an exhibitor or a sponsor, please stay tuned as we will be reaching out to you shortly.

We will review feedback and will make a decision as soon as possible. We know everyone is as eager as we are to know what the plan will be and we ask your patience as we consider the options.

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