HSLI Newsletter


Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Archive for the ‘Illinois Library Association (ILA)’ Category

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA 2020 Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme — “Many Libraries, One State — We Are ILA” — focuses on what brings us together and how we can remove barriers to collaboration.  Therefore, we highly encourage you to widen the scope of your presentation by bringing multi-size or multi-type libraries together.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals. Preference will be given to programs that go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library and focus on the processes of developing, implementing, and measuring success.

  • Why did you choose to implement the initiative?
  • How did you navigate the planning phase?
  • What were the intended outcomes and were you able to meet them?
  • What obstacles did you face and how did you manage to overcome them?
  • How can this be scaled for larger or smaller libraries?
  • How has the initiative impacted your patrons and/or staff?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 23. If you have questions about submitting a program proposal, visit the ILA website.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

In honor of our 2020 Annual Conference theme, “Many Libraries, One State (#WeAreILA)”, we want to showcase our members with a weekly photo contest!

Every week we will be accepting photos from ILA members (personal, institutional, and associate). Send us your best photo from an event at your library, your patrons, your staff, anything you think captures your library at its best! ILA staff will select the winners, and the photo will be featured on ILA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and here, in the ILA Alert!

The submission deadline is noon on Thursdays. Photos must be in png or jpg format and include a brief description. Please send photos via email to Tamara Jenkins (include in the subject line “ILA Photo Contest Submission”). One entry per member. Winners will be announced on ILA social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) on Fridays.

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

I think that this will feel like a big ask, so let me apologize out in front, and add my please and thank you.

I am on the ILA Reporter Advisory Committee and I have an article to write that will deal with burnout in the profession, and, because it is the ILA Reporter, I would specifically like to talk about burnout among Illinois librarians. So, it would be interesting to me to know if you ever felt burnout, how did you recognize it, and then what did you do to help cope? I’d like to write an article that is of use to librarians and library workers in the state–that lets readers know that they aren’t alone if they are feeling burnout, and that they do not have to suffer.

Obviously, this can be a sensitive topic among us. If you are willing to talk to me about your own experience, I would be really appreciative. I would absolutely protect your privacy in the article.

If you’d like to share your experiences, you can e-mail me, at mchonechase@niu.edu, or call me, at (815) 753-9860. If you have a friend or colleague who might be interested in talking to me, could you please pass this e-mail along to that person?

Thank you.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

ILA is seeking contributors for a new pilot program: a member-led blog, the ILA Connecter! We invite you to join us in this collaborative effort in connecting, communicating and engaging across Illinois libraries. We hope that this blog will serve as a medium to not only offer resources and support, but also to foster professional relationships and a sense of community among Illinois library colleagues.

Possible blog topics or themes could include (but are not limited to) conferences and events, historical essays pertaining to the library world, book or other material challenges, programming ideas, information for job seekers, local author interviews, local library staff or trustee interviews, celebration days or weeks, library instruction, social media, mentorship, marketing, networking, MLIS courses/programs, book reviews, privacy & censorship, work/life balance, and more.

The details:

  • Posts should be around 500-1000 words
  • Posts will be reviewed/edited prior to publishing
  • Images are encouraged, but not necessary
  • We ask that regular contributors be able to commit to a minimum of 2 posts per month

If you’re interested, please send the following information to Kendall Harvey, at kharvey@ila.org.

  • Your name
  • Your title and organization
  • How frequently would you like to contribute? (i.e. once a week, once every two weeks, etc.)
  • Are there any specific topics that you’d like to write about?
  • An author bio, if you’d like

Additionally, if you have any other comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to send them to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Read the ILA Connecter here.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are now being accepted for the Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program (Elevate). This year’s program will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. Elevate 2020 sessions will explore the concept of judging versus joining behaviors and 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. Past Elevate participants may apply to attend this year.

The registration fee for the program is $100 per participant. This fee covers materials and meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses. The application deadline is Friday, March 6. Please see the Elevate website for instructions on submitting an application.

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

(via Sarah Sagmoen, University of Illinois Springfield, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA 2020 Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme – Many Libraries, One State – We Are ILA – focuses on what brings us together and how we can remove barriers to collaboration.  Therefore, we highly encourage you to widen the scope of your presentation by bringing multi-size or multi-type libraries together.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals. Preference will be given to programs that go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library and focus on the processes of developing, implementing, and measuring success.

  • Why did you choose to implement the initiative?
  • How did you navigate the planning phase?
  • What were the intended outcomes and were you able to meet them?
  • What obstacles did you face and how did you manage to overcome them?
  • How can this be scaled for larger or smaller libraries?
  • How has the initiative impacted your patrons and/or staff?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 16. If you have questions about submitting a program proposal, visit the ILA website.
________________________________

New This Year – Paired Programming!

Want to go beyond the conceptual overview of your initiative and share more of the skills you learned? Please consider submitting paired programming. These extended programs allow you to present the topic in the first session and then follow-up with a hands-on workshop where those interested in digging deeper into the topic can gain practice with the skills themselves. Each paired program should be submitted as an individual proposal; there will be a field to identify the paired program.

Submit a program proposal here.

Ignite Session Proposals

Inspire with quick takes on your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies or services. Each five-minute Ignite presentation will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides. For additional information, please visit the ILA website.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? Appointments are now being considered for the coming program year.

Appointments begin July 1, and most committee members serve two-year terms. The deadline to submit a committee interest form is Sunday, March 15.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are now being accepted for the Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program (Elevate). This year’s program will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. Elevate 2020 sessions will explore the concept of judging versus joining behaviors and 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. Past Elevate participants may apply to attend this year.

The registration fee for the program is $100 per participant. This fee covers materials and meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses. The application deadline is Monday, March 2. Please see the Elevate website for instructions on submitting an application.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA 2020 Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme – Many Libraries, One State – We Are ILA – focuses on what brings us together and how we can remove barriers to collaboration.  Therefore, we highly encourage you to widen the scope of your presentation by bringing multi-size or multi-type libraries together.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals. Preference will be given to programs that go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library and focus on the processes of developing, implementing, and measuring success.

  • Why did you choose to implement the initiative?
  • How did you navigate the planning phase?
  • What were the intended outcomes and were you able to meet them?
  • What obstacles did you face and how did you manage to overcome them?
  • How can this be scaled for larger or smaller libraries?
  • How has the initiative impacted your patrons and/or staff?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 16. If you have questions about submitting a program proposal, visit the ILA website.
________________________________

New This Year – Paired Programming!

Want to go beyond the conceptual overview of your initiative and share more of the skills you learned? Please consider submitting paired programming. These extended programs allow you to present the topic in the first session and then follow-up with a hands-on workshop where those interested in digging deeper into the topic can gain practice with the skills themselves. Each paired program should be submitted as an individual proposal; there will be a field to identify the paired program.

Submit a program proposal here.

Ignite Session Proposals

Inspire with quick takes on your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies or services. Each five-minute Ignite presentation will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides. For additional information, please visit the ILA website.

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

(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

You may know that CARLI Digital Collections along with many other members’ collections are part of the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH). The IDHH is the Digital Public Library of America’s Illinois Service Hub . Please see the following about a proposal for the Illinois Library Association’s Annual Conference.

Call for ILA 2020 panel speakers

The IDHH is looking for speakers for a panel presentation at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference, October 20-22, 2020. The theme for the conference is “Many Libraries, One State. We Are ILA.”

We would like to propose a panel to share with attendees real-life usage examples for IDHH. If you’ve used IDHH resources for any of the following (or something we haven’t thought of!), we’d love to hear from you:

  • Library programming
  • Local history or genealogy research
  • History Fair projects
  • Primary resources examples
  • Classroom and research instruction

If you would like to join our panel, please contact Joshua Lynch (jlynch21@illinois.edu) and Keri Cascio (kcascio@chipublib.org) by Monday, February 24.

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