Vol. 9, Issue 15   |   May 16, 2016

ILA Urges Members to Continue Opposing a Property Tax Freeze

As long as the Illinois General Assembly is in session, there remains a significant risk that legislation imposing a permanent property tax freeze might be approved. The latest version of tax freeze legislation is contained in House Bill 696, which passed the Illinois House and is currently in the Illinois Senate. In previous ILA E-Newsletters we have explained this proposal and how it would hurt Illinois public libraries.  Please click here to find useful talking points.
We again urge our members to contact their local state senators and demand that they oppose a property tax freeze.  The most effective means of contact at this point is to personally call your senator's Springfield office.  Please click here to find their Springfield office numbers.
ILA has also made it even easier to express your opposition. Please click here to send a letter to your local senator.
With only two weeks left in the scheduled legislative session, we need your help now to send a strong message that a property tax freeze will cripple local public libraries.

ILA Election Results

449  Melissa Gardner, Palatine Public Library District
294  Bev Obert, retired
Board of Directors (three-year term beginning July 1, 2016—June 30, 2019).  A candidate from each pairing is elected in accordance with the ILA bylaws as amended at the 1998 ILA Annual Conference; a total of four directors are elected to serve three-year terms on the ILA Executive Board.
369  Jason Kuhl, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
359  Tim Jarzemsky, Bloomingdale Public Library
467  Nanette Donohue, Champaign Public Library
245  Alissa T. Henkel, Decatur Public Library
476  Leander Spearman, Belleville Public Library
240  Rohini Bokka, Naperville Public Library
411  Sarah Keister Armstrong, Fremont Public Library District
299  Bill Coffee, La Grange Public Library

Save the Date! ILA Orientation Session July 22

The annual ILA Orientation for new officers, committee members, forum managers and other ILA member leaders will be held on Friday, July 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Illinois State University Alumni Center in Normal. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Bloomington Courtyard Marriott, 310A Greenbriar Dr., Suite A, Normal, IL  61761; phone: 1-309-862-1166; room rate: $109 plus 12% tax rate.

Additional details will be announced in mid-June, including a complete agenda. If you are a new officer or committee member and have any questions, feel free to contact the ILA office for additional information, or 312-644-1896.

Upcoming events

ILA Executive Board meeting
June 10, Chicago

Deadline for August 2016 ILA Reporter copy
June 20

2016 ILA Orientation Session
for board and committee members, and forum leaders
July 22, Illinois State University Alumni Center, Normal
More upcoming events »

Job opportunities

Librarian, Technical Services and Reference | Lindenwood University, Belleville Library

Cataloging and Database Supervisor - (PrairieCat) | Reaching Across Illinois Library System

Manager, Technical Services | Geneva Public Library District

Deputy Director for Resources and Staff Development/Training | Mount Prospect Public Library

Supervisor, Media Lab | College of DuPage Library

Library Director | Champaign Public Library

Got A Job? Advertise on ILA's Jobline »

As the employment picture improves, competition by employers for the best candidates is increasing. Since 1981, the Library Jobline of Illinois has been used by thousands of employers and job-seekers throughout the state, helping match needs and skills in the library community. It is designed to help you locate qualified staff to fill current positions by announcing your job openings to a wide audience of library and information professionals and support staff.

In the News

Library-related stories appearing in local news media for alerting and inform the Illinois library community about issues and events that are considered significant by the general media.

Arlington Heights Mulls Northern Branch
Champaign Council Discusses Higher Property Taxes for Library
Davenport, 7 Illinois Libraries Work Out Sharing Agreement
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Benefits for ILA Institutional Members

Libraries of Illinois Risk Agency (LIRA) is a group insurance pool for ILA institutional members that offers potential savings for property, casualty, and workers compensation coverage for libraries. Learn more »

The Fund for Illinois Libraries was created in 1990 to help Illinois libraries in their fundraising efforts. The purpose of the fund is to enable libraries to receive gifts from individuals or organizations that can only make donations to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Learn more »
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