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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 second ILA Forum Open House, which will take place virtually on Thursday, November 10, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

This is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with some of the ILA forums, as managers from some 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 or the Reaching Forward Conference in May. There will be two winners in the drawing.

Register here. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

The forums listed below have confirmed their participation.

Library Trustee Forum (LTF) – The Library Trustee Forum maintains a continuing education program and information network for library trustees and encourages citizens’ use and support of libraries.

Marketing Forum – The Marketing Forum represents the interests of library marketers and provides a forum for them to network, share ideas and strategies, and develop best practices to disseminate through the ILA website and other channels, including conferences and events.

Reaching Forward Forum (RF) – The Reaching Forward Forum’s mission is to provide professional opportunities for library staff to grow, learn, and connect with new ideas.

Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL) – The Small and Rural Libraries Forum represents the interests of small and rural libraries in Illinois, provides a forum for staff at all levels and trustees to discuss issues of particular interest to small and rural libraries, and encourages active participation in Illinois library organizations.

Young Adult Services Forum (YASF) – The Young Adult Services Forum’s primary focus is creating and providing professional development opportunities and materials for library staff members working with young adult populations.

Youth Services Forum (YSF) – The Youth Services Forum addresses the needs and interests of those concerned with quality library service for children.

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Save the date! On Thursday, November 10, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, the Illinois Library Association will host a second Forum Open House on Zoom.

If you’re an ILA member who wants to get involved but isn’t sure where to begin, or if you’ve been considering joining ILA but need a reason, this is a great opportunity to meet managers from some of the ILA Forums and learn about their 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 one 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 2023 Reaching Forward South or Reaching Forward Conferences. There will be two winners in the drawing. More details will be available soon! 

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The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2023 Executive Board Election. In April 2023, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions, which can be public, school, academic, special, or library trustee representatives. These are three-year terms beginning July 2023 and ending June 2026.

The nomination process begins with an open call for suggestions for candidates for these positions. All ILA members are invited to suggest a colleague or self-suggest. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all suggestions and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found here.

For the 2023 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM CDT on Monday, October 24, 2022. To nominate a colleague or yourself, please complete and submit this form

Please direct any questions to Jeanne Hamilton, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at jeanneh@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

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The Reaching Forward Forum is accepting program proposals for its 2023 Conference. The Reaching Forward Conference is Illinois’ premier library conference for library staff of all levels, with a strong emphasis on frontline and support staff.

If you’ve never submitted a proposal to Reaching Forward, consider submitting one; if you’ve previously submitted a program proposal, submit it again!

The program tracks for the conference are: Advocacy and Funding, Collections and Technical Services, Community Engagement and Customer Service, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, Leadership and Management, Marketing and Outreach, Personal and Professional Development, Programming, Reference and Readers Advisory, Technology, Wellness, and Youth and Young Adult Services.

The deadline for program proposal submissions is Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Additional information about the submission and selection process is available on the ILA website. If you have any questions about the Conference or how to submit a program proposal, please contact Kristin Pekoll, at kpekoll@ila.org.

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The ILA Students and New Professionals Forum, or SANP, is seeking emerging and experienced library professionals to present for the Career Pathway Talk Series. The series will be held every two months between January 2023 and May 2023, at 12:00 PM CDT, as part of the ILA Noon Network Series.

Individuals who have worked or are currently working in public, academic, special, and/or school libraries, as well as archives are invited to share your story and tips in pivoting your library and archive career. A detailed schedule of the webinar series is below.

If you are interested in being panelist, you must complete a panelist form by Saturday, October 1, 2022. Additional information is available on the ILA website. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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If you plan on attending this year’s ILA Annual Conference, why not save some money and register today to take advantage of the early-bird rate? You won’t want to miss this year’s Conference, which will feature speakers such as author and illustrator Angela Dominguez and Professional Development DEI Coordinator Elaina Norlin, along with the following events.

  • Sessions on topics such as patron privacy, increasing cultural awareness in diverse communities, adding non-traditional collections to your library, and social services in libraries.
  • An exhibit hall with your favorite vendors and the chance to meet new ones
  • Poster Sessions
  • An Awards Luncheon celebrating this year’s ILA award recipients

We’ll be back in person October 18-20 (Tuesday-Thursday), at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, and we guarantee that this year’s Conference will be the kind of conference you’ve come to expect from us, leaving you ready to tackle new projects and programs at your library or take on new ones to better serve your community and patrons.

The early-bird rate ends on Monday, September 26, so register today to join us next month!

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The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2023 Executive Board Election. In April 2023, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions, which can be public, school, academic, special, or library trustee representatives. These are three-year terms beginning July of 2023 and ending June of 2026.

The nomination process begins with an open call for suggestions for candidates for these positions. All ILA members are invited to suggest a colleague or self-suggest. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all suggestions and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination”; that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website.

For the 2023 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM CDT on Monday, October 24, 2022. To submit a suggestion, complete the suggestion form online. Please direct any questions to Jeanne Hamilton, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at jeanneh@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

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Registration is open for the ILA Noon Network webinar “Train the Digital Health Literacy Trainer: Library and Community Partnership”. It will take place on Monday, September 12, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library partnered with faculty from the Department of  Public Health & Nutrition and the Health Communication program to build a train the trainer program for digital health literacy. Partners that participated included public libraries, a community college, and LGBTQ organizations. A Public Library Collaboration from the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 6 funded the program. The award provided salaries for two digital health literacy coordinators. Coordinators interviewed staff at area libraries and LGBTQ+ groups to produce training specific to their needs.

Training videos and a website were developed and disseminated to partners. By training librarians and LGBTQ advocates to provide digital health literacy training the project has longer and wider impact than direct training. Training videos are available here.

This webinar will discuss the train the trainer program as well as highlight key points that include hiring project staff to shift the burden of work off of partners, having experts in both libraries and public health on the team, interviewing interview partners to determine their needs, and hiring a consultant to review for cultural sensitivity and appropriate language.

For information about the presenters, and to register, please go here.

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Registration is open for the ILA Noon Network webinar “Disaster Planning and Response for Libraries of Any Size”. It will take place on Monday, August 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more details, including the link to registration.

This webinar will focus on practical steps libraries can take to prepare for emergencies and respond to collections-related disasters. After this webinar, attendees will be able to identify and prioritize risks to their collections, create and implement a disaster response plan, and understand the basics of collections salvage. The presentation will focus on best practices, tips, and tools, and how to adapt them for libraries of any type, size, and budget.

The presenter is Shelby Strommer, the Collections Care Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library.

For additional information and to register, please go here.

All Noon Network webinars are free and recordings are posted on the ILA YouTube channel and in the Noon Network archive 1-3 days after the event. If you have any questions, or if you’re interested in presenting a webinar, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions during the 2022 ILA Annual Conference at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Conference will take place from Tuesday, October 18, to Thursday, October 20. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20.

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 boards (4 x 8 feet) with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during an assigned 90-minute time period.

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 Friday, July 29.

For more information, including tips for an effective poster session, and to submit a proposal, please go here. Please contact Sarah Anderson, at sanderson@ila.org, if you have any questions about the submission process. For more information on the Conference itself, please check here.

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