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(via Tana Petrov, Fountaindale Public Library)

I am seeking responses for a survey being used to collect information for an upcoming article appearing in the Illinois Library Association’s ILA Reporter magazine. The topic of the article is “community engagement through makers and the maker movement”. I am interested in learning about maker programs from both inside and outside the library building. I am seeking examples from all types, sizes, and locations of libraries across the state. Examples from outside of the Chicago area, including central and southern Illinois, are especially welcome. The deadline to submit responses is Saturday, Feb 15, 2020.

To access the survey, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lhVd5VtEOn4FpyPjHU9W57D9jq1mzP5hVGqIvxYeR3M/viewform?edit_requested=true. Please direct any questions to tpetrov@fountaindale.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

This spring, ILA will launch a new member learning resource, ILA Noon Network. The ILA Noon Network will offer afternoon micro-learning webinars on various topics designed to help members with their professional development goals.

Webinars will be twenty minutes, and consist of a 10-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute question and answer session.

We are seeking universal topics that will resonate with all library professionals. Examples of topics include:

  • New ideas with storytimes
  • Marketing to patrons
  • What’s new in social media
  • How to submit a program proposal
  • How to become an ILA Board Member

Please submit your topic suggestions to Tamara Jenkins and include in the subject line ILA Noon Network Topic. Please submit topics by January 17, 2020.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2019? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2019” article in the March 2020 issue. Submissions should include:

  • At least one high-resolution image of the exterior
  • At least one high-resolution 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
  • 2-3 quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website. The deadline for submission is Monday, January 20, and submissions should be sent via email to ILA Reporter assistant editor Kendall Harvey. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association is now accepting nominations for its 2020 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.

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 Friday, May 15. If you have any questions regarding the ILA Awards, please contact the ILA office.

To nominate someone, please go here.

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

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

Interested in getting involved in statewide professional service? Consider serving on an ILA committee! Appointments are now being considered for the coming program year.

Appointments begin July 1, 2020, and most committee members serve two-year terms. More information is available here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is now open for the 2020 ILA Legislative Meet-ups!

The ILA Legislative Meet-ups are a chance for the Illinois library community to hear from and meet with state lawmakers and discuss the issues affecting libraries.

In the wake of Macmillan’s decision to limit access to ebooks resulting in the #eBooksForAll campaign, ongoing efforts to save net neutrality, and perennial library funding challenges, it has become more important than ever to support and advocate for libraries.

Library patrons, trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are strongly encouraged to attend and participate.

The registration fee includes breakfast or lunch, legislative materials, and a program featuring state and federal legislative briefing and library-related priorities and speakers.

Additional information, including the lists of invited legislators and legislative issues, is available on the ILA website.

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 ILA Legislative Meet-ups, please contact the ILA office.

 

Monday, February 3, 2020

West Suburban

Library Legislative Lunch

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$45

 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Metro East

Library Legislative Breakfast

Sunset Hills Country Club

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

$25

 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Southern Illinois

Library Legislative Lunch

Effingham Public Library

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

$25

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Central Illinois

Library Legislative Breakfast

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

$30

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Western Illinois

Library Legislative Lunch

Galesburg Public Library

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

$25

 

Monday, February 17, 2020

President’s Day

Library Legislative Breakfast

Arboretum Club (Buffalo Grove)

7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

$30

 

Friday, February 21, 2020

South Suburban

Library Legislative Lunch

Tinley Park Public Library

7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

$25

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Chicago

Library Legislative Lunch

Harold Washington Library Center Winter Garden

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

$45

 

Register today to attend a 2020 ILA Legislative Meet-up.

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(via RAILS)

An upcoming issue of the ILA Reporter will feature an article about “unplugged libraries” – libraries with activities and spaces that don’t require technology. This could include (but is not limited to) “mindfulness” programs, like yoga or meditation; arts & crafts; or a dedicated quiet space in your library for stress reduction or sensory issues.

All who are willing to share their experiences with unplugged libraries are welcome to respond to this survey. Rural and academic libraries are specifically sought, as well as libraries beyond the major Chicago area. Please contact Kim Tipton if you have any questions. The deadline to submit responses is Saturday, February 1.

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(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 March 16, 2020. If you have questions about submitting a program proposal, visit the ILA website.
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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.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2019? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2019” article in the March 2020 issue. Submissions should include:

*   At least one high-resolution image of the exterior
*   At least one high-resolution 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
*   2-3 quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=dbe73613fc&e=b9a4efc184>. The deadline for submission is January 20, 2020, and submissions should be sent via email to ILA Reporter assistant editor Kendall Harvey<mailto:kharvey@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)

The Reaching Forward Committee is now accepting nominations for the Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant, and the Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff.

The grants are awarded annually by the Reaching Forward Committee and support continuing education within librarianship. Nominators must supply supporting reasons for the nomination of a candidate. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Additional information for each grant is below, and to nominate someone, please go here.

The Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant

The 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 current year Reaching Forward Conference, an overnight stay at the Reaching Forward conference hotel, $50 for expenses, and a framed certificate.

To apply for this grant, please go here.

The Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff

This grant 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 and expenses to attend the ILA Annual Conference, up to $800, and a framed certificate.

To apply for this grant, please go here.

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