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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Diversity Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors for the 2021-2022 ALA Spectrum Scholars/ILA Sylvia Murphy Williams Awardees. Volunteers should be members of ILA and experienced library professionals. Volunteers must commit to mentoring for six months and provide monthly status updates to Sophie Kenney, the Diversity Committee Mentorship Liaison.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out the interest form by Friday, September 24, 2021. Please direct any questions to Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »
(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join the ILA Marketing Forum for its monthly roundtable this Friday, September 17, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

John Knirr, Web & IT Administrator at the Illinois Heartland Library System, and Nicole Zimmerman, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist at the Reaching Across Illinois Library System, are the guest speakers for this month’s topic on file storage and sharing. Attendees will be asked to share their most useful resources for file sharing and storage.

This event is free to attend. Registration is required.

Posted in Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

Call for Submissions: New ILA Voices Blog

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog, ILA VoicesILA Voices was created in response to what ILA perceived to be a need for a thoughtful outlet for the Illinois library community’s thoughts and opinions.

We’d like to thank Kate Hall, Executive Director of the Northbrook Public Library and the 2021 ILA Librarian of the Year Award recipient, for contributing our first blog post.

We ask that submissions connect content to the 2019-2022 ILA strategic plan, as well as the ILA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement. As an organization that believes in free expression and speech, we encourage candid commentary; however, ILA reserves the right to reject or edit submissions that are deemed inaccurate or derogatory, have previously been covered in the blog, or contain promotional content.

ILA Voices submissions should be sent to Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org. Please contact Tamara Jenkins if you would like to discuss a topic before submitting it.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Time is running out to take advantage of the early-bird rate to attend this year’s ILA Annual Conference, taking place virtually October 12-14, Tuesday-Thursday.

Register for the conference today to attend sessions on the latest topics in librarianship, an exhibit hall, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. In addition, you will have a chance to hear from incredible speakers, including New York Times bestselling author Clint Smith; ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall; St. Louis based cartoonist, editor, and professor Steenz; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida Libraries Twanna K. Hodge.

This year’s ILA Annual Conference will feature the return of one of its most popular events–the IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) Unconference. Conference registration is required to attend the Unconference. Attendees are invited to suggest issues or topics to discuss for the Unconference here. The top suggestions will be used as a starting point for discussions. The IACRL Unconference will be held Wednesday, October 13, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

The early-bird rate ends on Monday, September 13, so don’t wait, register today.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

After two years of being apart, we hope to meet in person at the 2022 Reaching Forward Conference on Friday, May 6, at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL​. But, as we know, things can change quickly. If we are not able to meet in-person, Reaching Forward will pivot to a virtual conference. A decision will be made by January 31, 2022.

The Reaching Forward Forum is accepting program proposals for 2022. We want to hear how you and your libraries responded to the pandemic and how you are looking toward the future. What has worked? What new and innovative projects and procedures have you implemented? Where do we go from here? We’ve all learned a lot and we want you to share your challenges and successes.

Please note:

  • Honoraria will not be available due to the impact of Covid-19.
  • Proposals can be edited after submission. You will receive an e-mail with a link to your submission portal.

The deadline for proposal submission is Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:59 PM CDT. For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2022 Executive Board election. In April 2022, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions, which can be public, school, academic, special, or library trustee representatives. These are three-year terms beginning July 2022 and ending June 2025.

The nomination process begins with an open call for suggestions for candidates for these positions. All ILA members are invited to suggest a colleague or self-suggest. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all suggestions and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website.

For the 2022 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus; knowledge and understanding of ILA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM CDT on Friday, October 22, 2021. To submit a nomination, complete this form. Please direct any questions to Veronica DeFazio, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at vdefazio@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2021 ILA Virtual Annual Conference, taking place October 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday). Poster sessions will be featured on the ILA website. The online poster session will become available at 9:00 AM on October 12, and posters will continue to be accessible after the Virtual Conference ends on October 14.

Applications are due by Tuesday, August 31. Additional information is available here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Register today to attend this year’s ILA Annual Conference! The conference, scheduled for October 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday), will include virtual networking, an exhibit hall, sessions on the latest topics in librarianship, and incredible speakers. All live sessions will be recorded and available for viewing later.

Awarding-winning author Clint Smith will be our keynote speaker and the first 190 people to register for the conference will receive a free copy of his #1 New York Times Bestseller How the Word is Passed: a Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.

Additional speakers include ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall; St. Louis based cartoonist, editor, and professor Steenz; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida Libraries Twanna K. Hodge.

The early-bird rate deadline is Monday, September 13, so don’t wait. View the schedule on the ILA website and register today!

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join the ILA Marketing Forum for its monthly roundtable from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, August 20.

Do you have to write and design annual or end-of-year reports for your library, or does your library intend to start? If so, join the ILA Marketing Forum this month for the second of a two-part roundtable discussion on annual reports.

The roundtables feature staff members from the Morton Grove Library, the Gail Borden Public Library District (report available here), and the Oak Park Public Library (report available here), talking about their successful annual/year-end report process from start to finish.

The July roundtable covered everything related to data for the report and a recording of the roundtable is available here. The August roundtable will cover report design.

The monthly roundtable discussions are free and open to all library marketing, social media, graphic design, communications, and public relations professionals in the Illinois library community. Registration is required for all roundtables. To register, please go here. The roundtables are recorded and made available for viewing a few days following the event.

If you have any questions about the August roundtable or future roundtables, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

Posted in Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2021 ILA Virtual Annual Conference, taking place October 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday). Poster sessions will be featured on the ILA website. The online poster session will become available at 9:00 AM on October 12 and posters will continue to be accessible after the virtual conference ends on October 14.

Applications are due by Tuesday, August 31. Additional information is available here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »