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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The early bird rate deadline for the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference is Monday, September 21. Don’t pay more if you don’t have to, so register today to secure the early-bird rate.

This year’s theme, “Many Libraries, One State: We ARE ILA”, is more important than it has ever been. In this trying time, it is reassuring to know that from large university libraries to one-person special libraries and all the libraries in between, we are strong, we are resilient, and we are united. Conference sessions include topics on advocacy, budget and finance, career advice, emerging technologies, equity, diversity and inclusion, marketing, open access, youth services and more! The Conference will also feature an array of speakers with diverse backgrounds, a virtual marketplace where attendees can meet with exhibitors, virtual networking opportunities, and poster sessions.

Don’t pay more, register today! To do so, please go here.

PLEASE NOTE: You can register to attend the conference now at the early bird rate and select the pay later option. If you have any questions about conference registration, e-mail ila@ila.org.

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Has your library done 3D printing of face shields for the healthcare field in the past six months? We’d like to know a little bit about your experiences.

We’ve set up a short survey for Illinois libraries, available here. We hope to use this survey to write an ILA Reporter article about the experiences libraries have had in these efforts and what libraries should know if efforts like this are required in the future.

Any type of library that has done 3D printing of items for the healthcare field is encouraged to take this survey by Friday, September 25, 2020. Thank you for your time.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Surveys | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

A limited number of full scholarships for the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference will be available to members of the Illinois library community who have been laid off or currently furloughed. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 20. To apply, please complete and submit the form available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Wondering how you can host a team-based, book quiz competition while the threat of COVID-19 still looms? Join us on Wednesday, September 16, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, for our next Noon Network webinar, “Hosting a 100% Virtual Battle of the Books”.

Learn firsthand how a team of librarians already hosted an entirely virtual Battle of the Books competition this summer! Librarians Amy Dittmeier, Samantha Farruggia, and Nicole Peats will share their process for book selection and question writing, registration, building teams, answer sheets, scoring, Battle Day setup, and more!

To register for the webinar, please go here.

Please note: 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)

Submit your library’s fun facts and true stories for a chance to be featured in a future issue of the Alert and on ILA’s Facebook page. Share an experience of a celebrity visiting your library or who was an employee, a unique award your library has received (locally or nationally), anything interesting (or fun) that has happened at your library.

Institutional and Personal members are encouraged to share an interesting experience they’ve had meeting their favorite author, an actor who portrayed their favorite character from a book, a experience at a library outside of the U.S., or any other personal, fun library-related experience. Photos are encouraged.

Everyone (ILA members and non-members) is encouraged to submit a fun fact. You must be an Institutional or Personal Member to submit a true story. Submissions will be edited for space and ILA reserves the right to select from among them. Send your fact or story and photo (if feasible) to Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2020 ILA Virtual Annual Conference, taking place from Tuesday, October 20, to Thursday, October 22. Poster sessions will be featured on the ILA website (an example is available here). The online poster session will become available at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, October 20, and posters will continue to be accessible after the virtual conference ends on Thursday, October 22.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate a virtual “poster” with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more. The suggested format of the virtual poster is a PDF or Prezi, although ILA may be able to accommodate exceptions if a participant has a particular preference.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Monday, August 31. To submit a poster, please go here.

Please note: only Illinois library staff, trustees, students, etc. may apply. Vendors and others who offer services for a fee should consider a booth in the exhibit hall. More information is available here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are seeking to fill vacancies on the Awards Committee and the Best Practices Committee.

The Awards Committee administers the awards and recognition program of the association annually; publicizes the awards to attract qualified nominees; selects association-wide award winners.

The Best Practices Committee promotes excellence in the Illinois library community by identifying and amplifying innovative services, community outreach initiatives, and management procedures both for the association and for the profession as a whole. Seeks out best practices for emerging trends and issues in the profession by surveying current practices in the library community, recommending best practices for diverse sizes and types of libraries, and sharing these practices with the library community through relevant communication channels.

The opportunity to serve on an ILA committee is a benefit of ILA membership; committee members are required to maintain personal membership in the association during their term of service. Potential committee members must submit a committee interest form by Monday, September 1. To access the form, please go here.

Please note: If you complete and submit the committee interest form and you are not selected to serve, we will keep your information on file for future appointments and vacancies.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum has established a scholarship to offset registration for technical services staff members who would not otherwise be able to attend the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference. Two scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and geographic diversity. Priority in selection will be given to first-time ILA Conference attendees. If awarded, the scholarship covers full registration to the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference.

The scholarship recipients will be required to write a brief post-conference essay to include what benefits they received from the conference. The winners will agree that their summaries may be published in the ILA Reporter and may be used for future scholarship promotional materials.

The deadline to apply for the RTSF scholarship is Friday, September 11. To submit an application, go here. If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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

Registration Open for ILA 2020 Virtual Conference (October 20-22)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is now open for the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference (https://www.ila.org/events/annual-conference). The event will take place from Tuesday, October 20, to Thursday, October 22. Join the Illinois library community to network electronically, visit exhibits in a virtual marketplace, and experience an array of high-quality topics and content you’ve come to expect from ILA conferences. In addition, we will conclude the conference with our first ever virtual awards ceremony to celebrate and honor this year’s ILA Awards recipients.

Conference Highlights

TBS Opening General Session featuring Eric Klinenberg at Noon on October 20. Klinenberg is the Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University and a noted author of numerous titles including Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization. His scholarly work has been published in in journals including the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and Ethnography.]

President’s Program presented by Phyllis Viola Boyd and LaShawnda Crowe Storm at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, October 21. Phyllis Viola Boyd, is an artist and urban strategist, and LaShawnda Crowe Storm, is a community-based artist, community organizer and urban farmer. They are both community activists and social entrepreneurs, working to find creative solutions for the most pressing concerns in many of our communities.

To view the full conference schedule, please go here.

Registration Information

Full conference registration includes access to all sessions, the virtual marketplace (exhibit hall) and attendee lounges. The virtual conference features live and taped sessions that will be available for viewing later.

* Attendees can register at the ILA Member rate if they have either a Personal Membership or work at a library that has an Institutional Membership. If you are not sure of your membership or members status, please email ila@ila.org.

All refund requests must be received in writing by October 12, 2020. No telephone cancellations/refund requests can be accepted. Please email refund requests to ila@ila.org. No refunds after October 12. All cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee.

For more information on the various rates, and to register, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

With the growing popularity of bike-sharing programs in cities across the country, bikes have become, more than ever before, an invaluable resource in the lives of many. In an effort to promote cycling, ILA, in partnership with Ride Illinois, will host two bike education webinars as part of the Noon Network. Participants will learn practical tips about cycling that can be used personally or as part of a presentation or program for patrons.

  • “Get Back on Your Bike” – Wednesday, August 19 
  • “Cycling for Transportation: Using Your Bike for Everyday Trips” – Wednesday, August 26

To register, please go here.

Please note: 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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