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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association has announced the results of its 2021 Executive Board elections. Several academic librarians won seats on the Board. Congratulations to Heather Jagman, DePaul University, who won the contest for President-Elect. She served as IACRL Secretary from 2019 to 2020. Her opponent, Michelle Nielsen Ott of Methodist College, is the current IACRL Past President. Michelle is a member of HSLI.

Additionally, Michelle Oh of Northeastern Illinois University won one of the Director-at-Large seats. Her opponent was Northwestern University’s Qiana Johnson, who is the current Secretary of IACRL.

To see the full list of results, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is still open for the Reaching Forward Conference. This second part of the Reaching Forward Illinois conference series will take place virtually on Friday, May 7.

Reaching Forward is back and better than ever! This year’s event will feature sessions that will help you expand your knowledge on the latest topics in librarianship and help you meet your professional goals.

Sessions include accessible virtual storytimes, an ILA advocacy mini boot camp, coping with compassion fatigue, building multicultural programming, how to transform a fanfest into a virtual event, and more! And, the popular adult and children’s performance showcases are back!

Can’t attend? No problem! If you register, you will have access to all of the sessions (recordings) through August!

The deadline to register is Monday, May 3. Registration and the meeting schedule are available here. If you have any questions about this event, please contact ILA, at ila@ila.org.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations. Academic librarians are eligible for many of the awards, so please nominate a deserving colleague. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

Awards of note include the following.

  • Librarian of the Year
  • Academic Librarian of the Year (IACRL co-sponsors this award)
  • Intellectual Freedom Award
  • TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
  • And more!

ILA has many awards for all types of positions within libraries. The full list of awards, with eligibility and criteria, is available here.

The deadline to submit all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions about how to nominate a staff member, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at tjenkins@il.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for the 2021 Annual Conference (online October 12-14, Tuesday-Thursday), reflecting the various approaches that libraries of all sizes, service areas, and geographic locations within Illinois have had to use in addressing the challenges of 2020-21 and beyond. Now, perhaps more than ever before, it is critical for Illinois library staff to share knowledge, resources, and expertise with each other and their communities. Additional information is available here.

If you have any questions about the submission process, contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org. The submission deadline has been extended to Sunday, April 11.

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Registration Open for April and May ILA Noon Network Webinars

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join us in April and May for some great webinars featuring topics on intellectual freedom, inclusivity, and Rainbow Book Month! All webinars take place from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT.

Upcoming webinars include the following.

All Noon Network webinars are free and recordings will be made available shortly after webinars. Registration for all live webinars is limited to Illinois libraries. Others may view the recordings when they are available. If you have any questions about the upcoming webinars, contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join us for the third annual ILA Marketing Forum Mini-Conference, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Friday, April 16!

The mini-conference will be virtual and will have a new format featuring  speakers from inside and outside the library world. They’ll share ideas about how we as marketers, accidental/occasional marketers, and library staff members can impact and influence our communities.

Also new this year is a virtual poster session! Has your library done outstanding work regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in your community? If so, please consider sharing your best practices and success stories with your colleagues! We’re looking for six libraries to share 3-5 minute, pre-recorded, video poster sessions with our conference attendees during the break. Submissions should be sent to Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, and the deadline is Friday, April 2.

Additional information about the mini-conference, including schedule, speakers, and registration information, is available on the ILA website. If you have any questions about the mini-conference, please contact Tamara Jenkins.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Are you interested in serving on an ILA Committee? The appointment process will start early this year, so now is the time to submit a committee interest form. Appointments begin July 1, and most committee members serve two- or three-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.

Not sure which committee is right for you? View the list of ILA committees here. The list includes the names of the committee’s current chair(s) and members, in addition to the committee’s responsibilities.

To submit a committee interest form please, go here. The deadline is Monday, March 15. If you have any questions about committees, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Students and New Professionals Forum (SANPF) will host the final webinar in its Career Pathway Talk Series from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 31. A description is below.

Have you wondered about a career as a law or medical librarian? Have you considered a career as an independent library consultant (or a professor)? Established professionals with numerous years in librarianship will discuss their experiences in these fields and more, offering students and new information professionals an introduction to the breadth of career opportunities possible in librarianship.

This webinar is open to all Illinois library professionals. To register, go here. If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are still accepting applications for the Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program. This year’s program, which will take place via Zoom on Saturday, April 24 (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM), will explore the concept of judging versus joining behaviors and explore the types of behaviors that lead to inclusion as well as those that exclude people.

Future leaders from all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) and all parts of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any specific positions in their library, but should have an interest in developing as a leader. An MLIS is not required. Additional information is available on the ILA website, and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 5.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Have you implemented a process or procedure at your library during the pandemic? Do you have a previously submitted program proposal or a poster session that you think the Illinois library community should know about? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider presenting your idea, program, or poster session as an ILA Noon Network webinar!

The ILA Noon Network is a learning resource for Illinois library professionals consisting of 30 minute to one hour webinars presented by ILA members and non-members on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year (webinars are not held in October or December). The Noon Network was created to help members with their professional development goals and increase knowledge on topics relevant to librarianship.

If you would like to present a webinar, contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, and include the title of your presentation along with a brief description.

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