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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for ILA awards. The ILA awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. Nominating someone allows you to recognize a colleague who goes above and beyond in their responsibilities while also serving as a role model for the library community.

To see a list of the available awards, go here. Please take a moment to review each award; think about whom you know that meets the criteria for one award, a few, or all; and submit a nomination.

If you submitted a nomination in 2021 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to find out how to resubmit for this year.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact the ILA Office, at ila@ila.org. The deadline for all award nominations is Sunday, May 15.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

In 2022, we will convene in Rosemont, Illinois (Tuesday, October 18 – Thursday, October 20), for the first in-person ILA Annual Conference in over two years. This year’s theme–“At the Heart of It”–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 libraries of different types or sizes together.

We recognize the struggles and separation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic; and through this collective experience, we sought focus and clarity in our personal, professional, and organizational identities. How do we recognize value within ourselves and each other? How do we connect with our communities and make sense of the world around us? Our theme is a celebration of coming together and renewing connections to find purpose within ourselves, our organizations, and our communities.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals and to go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library. Preference will be given to proposals that focus on the processes of developing programs, implementation, and measuring impact. The following list of questions are presented as encouragement and not a definitive list.

  • 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 submission deadline is Monday, April 4. For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here. The page for the Conference Program Committee is here.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The next ILA Career Pathway Talk Series webinar, “No Experience Necessary: How Career Changers Can Find Success in Librarianship”, will take place on Wednesday, March 16, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. This discussion, part of the ILA Noon Network Webinar Series and sponsored by the ILA Students and New Professionals Roundtable Forum (SANP), will feature three panelists: Amy Dittmeier of the Blue Island Public Library, Tammy Hansen of the Illinois State Library in Springfield, and Adrienne Radzvickas of CARLI. A description of the webinar is below.

For many, librarianship is a second or third career choice after years of working in a different industry. While librarianship thrives on individuals who are wise and knowledgeable in a variety of fields, for career-changers it may be difficult to find your footing. Whether you’re seeking out your first library job for your resume or navigating a new workplace, changing careers is a difficult feat. In this edition of the Career Pathway Talk Series, hear from three panelists who have successfully navigated career changes and entered librarianship. They’ll discuss leveraging transferable skills and the key to finding success in your own career path.

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

Posted in Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Professional Development, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Crisis communication is a crucial component that should be integrated into your library’s communication plan. While no one can foresee when, where, or how a crisis will occur, we can increase our readiness for the next one, large or small, and implement effective crisis communication plans and procedures.

The 4th Annual ILA Marketing Forum Mini-Conference features marketing and communications expert Cordelia Anderson and web developer, librarian, national speaker, and author Laura Solomon. These experts show successful plans and techniques from internal communications among leadership and staff, to public messaging and responses to criticism.

A historic pandemic, as well as uncertainties about how to address such a massive crisis, have taught us many things. Let’s lean in together and learn how to put it all together and be prepared for whatever may transform libraries in the future.

This virtual conference will take place on Friday, April 29, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT. The cost is $15 for ILA personal and institutional members and $20 for non-members.
For more information, and to register, please go here. This event will be recorded, and those who register but are unable to attend will be provided with a link to the recording. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Are you an ILA member who wants to get involved but doesn’t know where to begin, or have you been considering joining ILA but need a reason? If so, register today for the first annual ILA Forum Open House, which will take place online this Friday, February 25, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

This is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with all of the ILA forums, as managers from all of the forums will be present to discuss their forum’s mission, goals, current and future projects, and what it means to be a member of their forum. Attendees will be able to visit one (or all) of the forums because each forum will have its own “room”.

In addition, everyone who registers and attends will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free registration to the Reaching Forward South Conference in April, the Reaching Forward Conference in May, or the ILA Annual Conference in October. There will be two winners in the drawing.

To register for the event, please go here. A list of the ILA forums is available here.

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)

Are you an ILA member who wants to get involved but doesn’t know where to begin, or have you been considering joining ILA but need a reason? If so, register today for the first annual ILA Forum Open House, which will take place on Friday, February 25, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

This is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with all of the ILA forums, as managers from all of the forums will be present to discuss their forum’s mission, goals, current and future projects, and what it means to be a member of their forum. Attendees will be able to visit one (or all) of the forums because each forum will have its own “room”.

In addition, everyone who registers and attends will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free registration to the Reaching Forward South Conference in April, the Reaching Forward Conference in May, or the ILA Annual Conference in October. There will be two winners in the drawing.

To register for the event, please go here. A list of the ILA forums is available here.

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)

Registration is still open for the remaining ILA 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 remaining Meet-ups will take place on Friday, February 4 (South Suburban & Chicago); Monday, February 14 (Metro East & Southern Illinois); Monday, February 21 (North Suburban & Chicago); and Monday, February 28 (Northwestern Illinois)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.

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 the remaining Virtual Meet-ups and register for one, please go here.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

In 2022, we will convene in Rosemont, Illinois (Tuesday, October 18 – Thursday, October 20), for the first in-person ILA Annual Conference in over two years. This year’s theme–“At the Heart of It”–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 libraries of different types or sizes together.

We recognize the struggles and separation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic; and through this collective experience, we sought focus and clarity in our personal, professional, and organizational identities. How do we recognize value within ourselves and each other? How do we connect with our communities and make sense of the world around us? Our theme is a celebration of coming together and renewing connections to find purpose within ourselves, our organizations, and our communities.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals and to go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library. Preference will be given to proposals that focus on the processes of developing programs, implementation, and measuring impact. The following list of questions are presented as encouragement and not a definitive list:

  • 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 submission deadline is Monday, April 4. For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here. The page for the Conference Program Committee is here.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for ILA awards. The ILA awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. Nominating someone allows you to recognize a colleague who goes above and beyond in their responsibilities while also serving as a role model for the library community.

To see a list of the available awards, go here. Please take a moment to review each award; think about whom you know who meets the criteria for one award, a few, or all; and submit a nomination.

If you submitted a nomination in 2021 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to find out how to resubmit for this year.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact the ILA Office, at ila@ila.org. The deadline for all award nominations is Sunday, May 15.

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

(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.

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