Vol. 9, Issue 20   |   July 19, 2016

Carla Hayden Confirmed as Librarian of Congress

On July 16, the Senate approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to serve as the nation’s 14th Librarian of Congress.  Dr. Hayden, director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland, is the first female and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress. She also is the first professional librarian to be confirmed in more than 60 years. Congratulations Carla!

Governor Signs "Liquor in Libraries" Bill

On July 15, it became legal for libraries to serve alcohol during educational or cultural events, thanks to the efforts of the ILA Public Policy Committee and others. Senate Bill 399 amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934, and was signed into law by Governor Rauner after passing both houses of the Illinois General Assembly.  It permits the sale of alcoholic beverages within any building owned by a library district if its board of trustees approves. Under the provisions of this proposal, each library's board of trustees is required to have a written policy governing how and when alcohol can be sold, and provide proof of insurance before approval of liquor sales at a specific event. This bill allows library districts to generate much-needed revenue to be reinvested back into our libraries.

August 2016 ILA Reporter Now Available Online

Download the August 2016 ILA Reporter PDF.

2016-2017 ILA Handbook of Organization Now Available Online

Visit the ILA website to view the 2016-2017 ILA Handbook of Organization -- ILA's guide to the structure of the Illinois Library Association. 
It provides names of current officials and committee members.  It contains key documents, such as the Mission Statement, Bylaws, and Policies.  It also contains information on the current awards available, lists ILA's current publications, and provides various order forms and membership applications. 
Download Handbook PDF.

Upcoming events

LIRA Full Membership Meeting
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:30am–11:30am
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Two Pierce Place, 2nd floor, Rooms E & F, Itasca, IL 60143

ILA Executive Board meeting
Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:00pm–4:00pm
Illinois State University, Alumni Center, 1101 North Main, Normal, IL 61761

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

Technology Manager | Downers Grove Public Library

Executive Director | Joliet Public Library

Network Administrator | Morton Grove Public Library

Part-time Instruction / Reference Librarian | Judson University

Library Program Coordinator - Adult & Information Services | Marion Public Library - City of Marion (Iowa)

Librarian, Technical Services and Reference | Lindenwood University, Belleville

Part-Time Temporary Reference Librarian | Art Institute of Chicago

Research and Instruction Librarian (Full Time and Part Time), 2 Positions | Six Mile Regional Library District

Faculty Librarian Subject Specialists, Two Positions | University of Central Missouri

Library Director | Taylorville Public Library

Reference Librarian | Lindenwood University

Library Director | St. Charles Public Library

Head of Children's Services | Woodridge Public Library

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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.

Rainbow Flag Over Library Prompts New Rules in Des Plaines
Algonquin Seeks Applicants for Board Vacancy
Abraham Lincoln Library Gets New Director
Community Celebrates Retiring Skokie Public Library's Carolyn Anthony
New Laws Lets Universities and Community Colleges Alcohol Sales
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Benefits for ILA Institutional Members

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