Vol. 9, Issue 31   |  November 22, 2016

Did You Build Last Year?
It's Not Too Late to Tell Us...

The February 2017 issue of the ILA Reporter will feature new academic, public, school, or special library building projects completed in 2016. Please send us a brief description of your project, including the following information: Name of architect, type of project (new construction or major renovation), total cost, service population, and name of library director. In addition, please send a quotation from a patron or the public about the project, and two high-resolution photos, one exterior and one interior. Projects will be selected for inclusion based on architectural interest. Contact Bob Doyle with any questions or to submit your library for consideration. See the 2016 issue for examples of previous projects.
New Dates Announced for ESSA Listening Tour

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is hosting a new series of sessions for information about and discussion of allocating funds from the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to school libraries in Illinois. Visit the ISBE website for dates and locations; there will be six dates between November 28 and December 8. The current draft plan, which does include specific mention of libraries, is available at You can sign up for the listening tour and receive talking points, or send your thoughts and comments to It's vitally important that your voices continue to be heard to ensure that libraries remain in the language!

December 2016 ILA Reporter Available Online

Articles by Megan Millen, Gwen Gregory, Connie Poole, Pattie Piotrowski, Betsy Adamowski and Richard Stewart round out this month's issue. It also includes the 2016 ILA Annual Conference coverage and 2017 Spring Continuing Education Opportunities.  If you're an ILA member, your print copy is currently on the press....and if you're not, join now to start receiving a complimentary subscription!

Job opportunities

Spanish Language Community Liaison | Bensenville Community Public Library

Director of Adult and Youth Services | The Urbana Free Library

Instruction and Outreach Librarian | Dominican University

Instructional Services Librarian | Dominican University

Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives Librarian | Dominican University

Teen Librarian - Full-time | Crystal Lake Public Library

Librarian - Bilingual | Palatine Public Library District

Library Coordinator - Customer Experience & Access Services | City of Marion - Marion Public Library, Marion, Iowa

Collections Management Librarian | Illinois College of Optometry Library

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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 to alert and inform the Illinois library community about issues and events that are considered significant by the general media.

Flanagan Public Library is Illinois' Newest Library

Benton Library Board Approves Staff Pay Raise

Keeping Pace with a Shifting Paradigm

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