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(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!

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ISU’s Sue Franzen Named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University)

Susan R. Franzen, Nursing Librarian at Milner Library at Illinois State University, is the 2021 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.

Sue Franzen joined the faculty of Milner Library at Illinois State University in 2015 as the subject librarian for nursing. In this role, she practices embedded librarianship where she co-teaches with nursing faculty for baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate courses. She also serves on the reference desk and performs collection development for nursing. Starting June 1, she is serving as Interim Associate Dean of Public Services and Organizational Development at Milner Library. As of July 1, 2021, she will become a tenured associate professor.

Her nominator writes, “Sue’s service record to the library profession is exceptional. She is the current president of IACRL and has served as the past vice president. As president-elect, she chaired the conference and continuing education committee and spearheaded the inaugural online Spark professional development event that brought together over 100 librarians from across the state at a time when people felt alone and overwhelmed by the pandemic.

In addition to her service to IACRL, Sue was a member of the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois conference planning committee, a member of ACRL’s Health Sciences Librarianship Interest Group’s membership recruitment and retention committee, and ACRL’s Distance and Online Learning mentoring and networking committee. Although all of this service was in 2020, Sue’s service record extends much further, with extensive involvement in ILA, ACRL, and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI).​

Read the entire press release on IACRL’s news feed. Information on the other 2021 ILA award winners is available here.
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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is now open for the next ILA Noon Network webinar, “Rebuilding Trust in Truth”. It will take place on Wednesday, July 14, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

People have always disagreed with each other. When they communicate their views, sometimes they make mistakes of fact or context. Often, they cherry pick data and distort the findings. On occasion, they out-and-out lie, with dangerous consequences. Is “fake news” protected by the First Amendment?

Join Jamie LaRue, author of “The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges,” and former Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, to help assess our current information environment, and what librarians can or ought to do about it.

More information, including the link to registration, is available here.

All ILA 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.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join the ILA Marketing Forum for its monthly virtual roundtable on Friday, June 18, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This month the forum will welcome Sara Benson, copyright librarian and assistant professor at the University of Illinois Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who will present “Copyright, Fair Use, and Attribution Oh My“.

When marketing library materials, do you ever worry about copyright? Does fair use ever start to confound and confuse you? If so, this roundtable discussion is for you. In it, we will discuss copyright basics, how to find open access materials for library marketing, and, of course, fair use.

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.

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

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is now open for this year’s ILA Annual Conference, themed “Breaking Down Barriers: Building Up Communities”. The conference, scheduled for October 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday), will include virtual networking, an exhibit hall, top notch 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!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

An award-winning author and writer for a nationally renowned magazine, a cartoonist, editor, and professor, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian, and the American Library Association’s 10th Executive Director are among the speakers for the 2021 ILA Annual Conference.

The Conference will be virtual this year–from Tuesday, October 12, to Thursday, October 14–and registration will open very soon. (Check the Conference website for updates.) In the meantime, please keep reading to learn more about the phenomenal speakers we have lined up!

Keynote Speaker – Clint Smith

Clint Smith is staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of Counting Descent, which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.

Clint has received fellowships from New America, the Art For Justice Fund, Cave Canem, and the National Science Foundation. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review and elsewhere.

He currently teaches writing and literature at the DC Central Detention Facility. His debut nonfiction book How the Word Is Passed, which explores how different historical sites reckon with–or fail to reckon with–their relationship to the history of slavery, will be published by Little, Brown in June 2021. He received his B.A. in English from Davidson College and his Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University.

The keynote will be held during the opening general session from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT on Tuesday, October 12.

President’s Program Speaker – Tracie D. Hall

In February 2020, Tracie D. Hall was appointed the American Library Association’s 10th executive director in its 143-year history. In her new role, Hall oversees the oldest and largest library association in the world, made up of 57,000 members and more than 200 staffers.

Hall is the first female African American executive director in ALA’s history. Upon Hall’s appointment ALA President Wanda K. Brown observed that “Her unique combination of philanthropy and library know-how position her to be the leader ALA needs today.

She is optimistic, energizing, and innovative, qualities that will serve the association well as it continues its investments in advocacy, development, and information technology.

The President’s Program will be held from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 13.

Youth and Young Adult Keynote – Steenz

Steenz is a St. Louis based cartoonist, editor, and professor. She’s the cartoonist on the syndicated comic strip ‘Heart Of The City’, the co-creator of Dwayne McDuffie award-winning GN Archival Quality, and is featured in short story anthologies such as Eisner and Ignatz award-winning Elements: Fire, Mine!, and Dead Beats. Steenz launched and edited the popular RPG periodical Rolled & Told

She participates in and creates community building comics related programming, and is a frequent panelist at comic cons. Steenz currently teaches cartooning at Webster University while editing titles from Mad Cave Studios. She lives with her husband, two cats, and watches a lot of esoteric social documentaries.

The Youth and Young Adult Keynote will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 13.

DiversiTEA Speaker – Twanna K. Hodge 

Twanna Hodge (she/her) is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida Libraries. She holds an MLIS from the University of Washington.

Her research and professional interests include diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility issues and efforts in the workplace and LIS curriculum, library residencies and fellowships, cultural humility, and the retention of underrepresented and BIPOC library staff in librarianship.

She is the National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) XI Conference Programming Committee co-chair, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2021 Scholarship Committee, co-chair, and more. She is a 2013 Spectrum Scholar and 2018 ALA Emerging Leader.

DiversiTEA will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, October 13.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Noon Network will present “Self-Care for Library Staff” on Wednesday, June 9, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

Self-care is not selfish! Library staff have always been a great resource to the public for everything from a book recommendation to housing assistance.  The past 17 months have created even more concerns from patrons and staff. With increased levels of stress at work and at home, self-care is more important than ever.

In this session, you will evaluate your self-care routine and learn about other techniques and resources. In addition, the presenters will talk about self-care at work, including how staff can help each other to successfully serve the public with less stress for all.

To register, please go here. 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 this webinar, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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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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