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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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(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 on the ILA website (https://www.ila.org/events/call-for-conference-program-proposals).

If you have any questions about the submission process, contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org. The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 31.

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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
  • 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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Call for Contributors: June 2021 Issue of ILA Reporter

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is calling for authors for the June 2021 issue. We are seeking the following types of pieces.

  • articles that explore an issue, rather than promoting a particular initiative or program, with examples from more than one library or type of library
  • writing that considers a “how to think about . . .” approach rather than “how to do . . .”
  • submissions from all geographic areas of the state
  • submissions that relate to ILA’s strategic goal area of a culture of diversity and inclusion, both in the profession and the association.

Submission guidelines for the ILA Reporter are available here. If you have any questions regarding submissions OR you have a topic you’d like to see addressed, please contact Alissa T. Henkel, ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Chair, at ahenkel@decaturlibrary.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Reaching Forward Conference (Thursday-Friday, April 15-16) and the Reaching Forward South Conference (Friday, May 7) are joining forces to bring their 2021 virtual conferences to all Illinois libraries! The combined conference, Reaching Forward Illinois, will allow registrants to attend both conferences for one fee. Recordings of the sessions will be available to registrants through August.

For more information, including the schedules, and to register, please go here. The registration fee is $50, which includes both conferences. When registering, individuals will need to login to their ILA account. If you are registering someone other than yourself or you need to register a group, please e-mail ila@ila.org for assistance.

Reaching Forward Awards

The Reaching Forward Committee is accepting nominations for the Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant and the Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff. Both awards will be presented at the Reaching Forward Conference.

Additional information about the awards is below. If you have any questions about the awards, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

The Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant recognizes the contributions of a support staff member to the library community and the role of support staff in libraries. The recipient will receive free registration to the Reaching Forward Illinois Conference and a framed certificate.

The Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff encourages ILA membership and support staff attendance at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. The recipient will receive a one-year ILA membership and full registration for the ILA Annual Conference and a framed certificate.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program. The event will take virtually on Saturday, April 24, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This year’s program 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. Utilizing an organization development framework called “Conscious Actions for Inclusion,” attendees will learn how to integrate specific actions – characterized as “joining behaviors” – into a workplace environment and to identify judging behaviors that can be distancing and damaging.

Illinois libraries of all sizes and types make a big impact on their unique communities and Elevate should represent this diversity. 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.

Elevate will offer approximately four professional development hours to school librarians who attend. The registration fee for the program is $50 per participant.

The program will be held on Zoom and will include small group conversations in breakout rooms. Attendees will need to utilize a microphone and webcam to fully participate in the program. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 5. Notifications on status of applications will be sent by March 12. If you have questions about your application, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? ILA Vice President/President-Elect Jeanne Hamilton (Bloomington Public Library) will begin making appointments early this year, so now is the time to start thinking ahead.

Appointments begin July 1, 2021, and most committee members serve two- or three-year terms. You must be a personal member of ILA to serve on a committee. If you have any questions about volunteering to serve on a committee, please contact the ILA office, at ila@ila.org. The deadline to submit a committee interest form is Monday, March 15.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the 2021 candidates for election in the spring of 2021. (The names of HSLI members are in bold.)

President-Elect Candidates
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024)
Michelle Nielsen Ott (Methodist College)
Heather Jagman (DePaul University)

Board of Directors (candidates in each pairing listed below)
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024)
A candidate from each pairing will be elected in accordance with the ILA bylaws as amended at the 1998 ILA Annual Conference; a total of four directors will be elected to serve three-year terms on the ILA Executive Board.

Director at Large
Mary Jo Matousek (Aptakisic-Tripp School District, retired)
Kara Thorstenson (Chicago Public Schools)

Director at Large
Michelle Oh (Northeastern Illinois University)
Qiana Johnson (Northwestern University)

Director at Large
Julie Milavec (Downers Grove Public Library)
Andrea Telli (Chicago Public Library, retired)

Director at Large
Jordan Neal (Champaign Public Library)
Randi Sutter (Normal Public Library)

ALA Councilor
Paul Mills (Fountaindale Public Library)
Aaron Skog (SWAN Libraries)

Any ILA member wishing to be added to the ballot by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the paired candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliations of the petitioner as determined by the Nominating Committee. Petition candidates for vice president/president-elect will be added to the presidential slate as requested.

Nominations by petition for an elective office shall be proposed in writing by at least one hundred (100) personal members of the association and delivered to the Executive Office by Monday, March 1. Candidates nominated by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliation of the petitioner. The determination of placement on the slate is the responsibility of the Nominating Committee.

The polls will open electronically April 1, 2021. In addition, paper ballots will be sent to persons requesting one. The return deadline is thirty days after the ballot is postmarked. The electronic polls will close April 30.

Serving on the Nominating Committee are Molly Beestrum (chair), Karen B. Brown, Deborah Campbell, Edith G. Craig, Paul Mills, M.C. Neal, and Susan Palmer.

Information on each candidate will be available on the ILA website in March. Please e-mail the ILA office at ila@ila.org or call 224-698-1728 with any questions.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for ILA’s 2021 Library Legislative Meet-ups. This annual series of eight legislative events provides an opportunity to meet with your state and federal legislators and hear their thoughts firsthand about issues affecting libraries in your area. The ILA President will bring welcoming remarks; ILA Legislative Consultant Derek Blaida and ILA Executive Director Diane Foote will speak about Springfield and Washington legislative priorities.

Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate. Our legislative events will look a little different this year as they will all be held virtually through Zoom. We’ll miss the interactive give-and-take that gathering over a meal allows in this webinar format, but there will still be opportunities for Q&A. What won’t change is our commitment to advocating for Illinois libraries!

Advance registration is required, and events will not be recorded (primarily due to the rapid pace of legislative developments, and content may change), so don’t wait! If you have questions regarding registration or you’re not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office, at ila@ila.org (subject line “2021 ILA Legislative Meet-ups”).

This year’s Virtual Meet-ups will be free for ILA members, including staff and trustees from ILA institutional member libraries. For non-members who wish to attend, registration will be $15.

To view the schedule of meet-ups, and to register, please go here.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2021 ILA awards. The ILA awards honor and recognize excellence in librarianship in Illinois. Now is the time to nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for an ILA award. If you submitted a nomination in 2019 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to learn how to resubmit the nomination.

The complete list of ILA Awards, including criteria and eligibility for each award, is available on the ILA website. The deadline for all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions regarding the ILA Awards, please contact Tamara Jenkins.

Please note: We urge nominators to read carefully and make sure you select the correct award application as you complete and submit your nomination. If you submit a nomination for the wrong award, we cannot guarantee that the error will be corrected in time for the nomination review process.

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