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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for ILA’s 2022 Library Legislative Meet-ups. This annual series of 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!

The first Meet-up will take place on Monday, January 24, while the last one will occur on Monday, February 28Advance 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.

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 see the list of Virtual Meet-ups and register for one, please go here.

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The Illinois Library Association is pleased to announce that applications for our new Inclusive Travel Grants for National Conferences are now being accepted. Each year, five $1,000 stipends (no reimbursement) will be awarded to librarians and library staff who have faced structural barriers to national participation, including those eligible for the ALA’s Spectrum Scholarships, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQUIA+, and rural librarians or library staff.

The grants can be used to attend a variety of conferences, including the American Library Association Annual Conference, the Public Library Association Annual Conference, the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference, and the REFORMA Annual Conference, among others.

The deadline for the first-round of applications for this year is Tuesday, February 1, and recipients will be announced by Tuesday, February 15. Additional information is available here. If you have any questions about the grants, please contact ILA, at ila@ila.org.

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Save the Date: ILA Forum Open House (Online Friday, February 25)

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We’re hosting our very first forum open house! The event will take place online Friday, February 25!

If you’re a personal member of ILA who wants to get involved, this is your chance to meet managers and members of ILA forums and learn about their work. If you are not an ILA member, this is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with all of the ILA forums. Registration will open very soon. This event will not be recorded. ​

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It’s a new year, and now is a great time to share your library’s 2021 renovations and new building by submitting your project to the ILA Reporter’s “Library Buildings 2021” article in the March, 2022, issue.

Submissions should include the following.

  • at least one high-resolution image of the exterior
  • at least one high-resolution image of the interior
  • name of the architect or architectural firm
  • type of project-either “renovation/expansion” or “new building”
  • total cost
  • service population
  • name of the library director
  • two-three quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website archive page (please see the March, 2020 and March, 2021 issues). The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 20, and submissions should be sent via e-mail to ILA Administrative Coordinator Sarah Anderson, at sanderson@ila.org. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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Join the ILA Marketing Forum for its next virtual roundtable discussion on Friday, January 21, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Do you have a marketing or promotion idea or initiative about your library’s experiences with welcoming and attracting patrons? Share your knowledge with your Illinois library marketing colleagues. Register for this roundtable here, and bring your ideas, initiatives, and strategies for welcoming patrons back to the library.

This event is free to all Illinois libraries and, you do not need to be a member of the ILA Marketing Forum to attend. This event will be recorded. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for ILA’s 2022 Library Legislative Meet-ups. This annual series of 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!

​The first Meet-up will take place on Monday, January 24, while the last one will occur on Monday, February 28Advance 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.

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 see the list of Virtual Meet-ups and register for one, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2021? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2021” article in the March, 2022 issue.

Submissions should include the following.

  • at least one high-resolution image of the exterior
  • at least one high-resolution image of the interior
  • name of the architect or architectural firm
  • type of project–either “renovation/expansion” or “new building”
  • total cost
  • service population
  • name of the library director
  • two-three quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website archive page (please see the March, 2020 and March, 2021 issues). The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 20, and submissions should be sent via e-mail to ILA Administrative Coordinator Sarah Anderson, at sanderson@ila.org. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Are you interested in serving on an ILA committee? If you are, now is the time to submit a committee interest form! Appointments begin July 1, and most committee members serve two- or three-year terms.

ILA’s committees provide major support services for ILA membership, leadership, special interest groups, and the Executive Board. Committee chairs are appointed by the current ILA president with the approval of the Executive Board. Terms of office vary and include a single one-year term for most committees.

The opportunity to serve on or chair an ILA committee is a benefit of ILA membership. Committee members and chairs are expected to maintain current personal membership in ILA. ​

Not sure which committee is right for you? View the list of ILA committees here. The list includes the names of the committee’s current chair(s) and members, in addition to the committee’s responsibilities.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 15. To submit a committee interest form, please go here. If you have any questions about committees, please contact the ILA Office, at ila@ila.org.

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Join the ILA Marketing Forum for its monthly roundtable discussion on Friday, November 19, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The theme of the discussion will be “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)”.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is on everyone’s mind, but where do you begin, and how do you integrate it into your marketing and communications efforts? Staff from the Downers Grove Public Library, the La Grange Park Public Library, and the Northbrook Public Library discuss how they have implemented DEI in their respective libraries through anti-hate statements and staff inclusivity toolkits, as well as how they are launching their DEI initiatives.

This is a free event open to all Illinois libraries. Registration is required and will close at 10:00 AM on the day of the event. For more information, and to register, please go here.

This event will be recorded and uploaded to the ILA Marketing Forum page on the ILA website. If you have any questions about this roundtable, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

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, at 11:59 PM CDT. For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

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