Illinois Library Association
Vol. 7, Issue:  14| May 9, 2014
2014 ILA Election Results  

Vice President/President-Elect candidates:



459       Betsy Adamowski, Wheaton Public Library


339       Tina Hubert, Six Mile Regional Library District, Granite City






Board of Directors (three-year term beginning July 1, 2014 -- June 30, 2017).

A candidate from each pairing will be elected in accordance with the ILA bylaws as amended at the 1998 ILA Annual Conference.





459     Anne Hughes, Glen Carbon Centennial Library


316     Beth Duttlinger, Lillie M. Evans Public LIbrary District, Princeville








487     Jeremy Dunn, Chicago Public Library


291     Brock Peoples, Dunlap Public Library District











410      Veronica DeFazio, Plainfield Public Library District


368       Roxanne E. Bennett, Fox River Valley Public Library District, Dundee








387       Rob Morrison, National Louis University, Wheeling


376       Susan Prokopeak, Joliet Junior College









This was the tenth year that ILA offered electronic voting. In 2014, with 2,777 personal members eligible to vote, 813 voted (29 percent). This breaks down as: 774 electronic ( 2,503 eligible electronic voters or 30 percent) and 39 paper (274 eligible paper voters or 14 percent). Not all voters cast a vote in all races.

2014 ICRL Election Results
Vice President/President-Elect Candidates: 

          55      Gwen Gregory
                    University of Illinois at Chicago

          50     Steve Brantley
                   Eastern Illinois University

Secretary/Treasurer Candidates: 

             57     Lindsay Harmon
                      American Academy of Art

             46     Jennifer Paliatka
                      Elmhurst College

In 2014, with 254 personal members eligible to vote, 109 voted (44.9%). Not all voters cast a vote in both races.
Award Nominations Due May 15
Spotlighting More Awards 

Intellectual Freedom Award 

Presented by the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, Public Policy Committee, and Quality Books, Inc., an individual or group is recognized by this award for outstanding contributions to the defense of intellectual freedom or the advancement of these principles as espoused and promulgated by both the Illinois Library Association and the American Library Association.


Robert R. McClarren Legislative Development Award
Presented by the ILA Public Policy Committee, the award is given to a worthy recipient from the Illinois library community -- librarian, trustee, legislator, or library -- who has contributed significantly to legislative development in the state of Illinois.


Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award
This award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development.


Reference Services Award 

Help us recognize outstanding work in Reference or Readers Advisory and consider nominating a colleague, department, or organization for the Reference Services Award!  The recipient will receive a certificate and a $250 check to presented at the ILA annual conference.  


TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award 

This award is awarded to an individual who has made a substantial contribution in the area of library technical services.


Trustee of the Year Award 

This award is awarded to a public library trustee for achievement, leadership, and service to libraries.


Nominations for all ILA Awards are due May 15, 2013.  Nominating someone for an ILA Award has never been easier!


Submit your nomination form and all supporting documentation via the ILA Web site.  No service should go unrecognized, so toot your own horn or tell us who you think is the best!


If you have any questions about the ILA Awards, please contact the ILA office at 312-644-1896, or 

Not Your Typical Collection or Service
When people think of libraries, they think of books.  However, libraries also circulate a myriad of items and provide a vast array of unique services. Some of the collections might surprise you, such as toys, garden seed packets, framed art work, green screens, musical instruments, telescopes, Kill-A-Watt meters, and much more.  Unusual services might include a craft supplies exchange, library book vending machines, technology petting zoos, photo restoration and museum passes.  Whether you are at a public, academic, school, or special library, we want to hear from you about your nontraditional library collection or services for an article in the ILA Reporter. Please get in touch with Pam Tomka at so we can hear your story.
World Languages Networking Group
Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The next meeting of the World Languages Networking Group will be Wednesday May 21, 2014 from 10:00 am until noon at the Evanston Public Library.  The topic of this meeting will be Indian Language Collection Development and Promotion.  Scheduled presenters:  Mahesh Sharma
Vendor, India Book House and Maria Garstecka, South Branch Manager and Outreach Librarian, Mount Prospect Public Library.  Also, we encourage anyone who currently collects Indian language materials to come to the meeting prepared to share information about their collections, popular authors and titles, vendor recommendations, etc.


For more information please contact Aldona Salska, or Gina Sheade

Job Opportunities
Library Internship
Museum of Danish America, Elk Horn, Iowa

Library Director
Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne

Library Director
Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District

Head of Children's Services
Glencoe Public Library

Library Director
North Riverside Public Library District
In the News 
Library-related stories appearing in local news media are reflected in this section of the ILA E-Newsletter.  The intent is to alert and inform the Illinois library community about issues and events that are considered significant by the general media.  
Conversation with Shannon Halikias:  Comcast Newsmakers
To view the video, please click here.   
New Complaint Filed in Ongoing Library Porn Fight
To read this story, please click here.

Lisle Library District Launching Seed Lending Library
To read this story, please click here.
Urbana-Champaign Senate Executive Committee Moves Supporting CARLI Resolution; Now Goes to the University's Senate on May 5 
To read this story, please click here.  
Gail Borden Library Issues Complimentary Cards that Expires When Referendum Hits Ballots
To read this story, please click here.

Waukegan Library Gala Has Big Idea, Big Guest
To read this story, please click here.

$100 Million for Obama Library Advances after "Do Over" in Springfield
To read this story, please click here.

University of Chicago Mystery Text Contest

To read this story, please click here.

University of Chicago One of the Twenty Libraries that Changed the World
To read this story, please click here.

At Virginia Libraries, Kids Will Read with Dogs This Summer to Bone Up on Literacy:  iREAD in Virgina, A School Library Journal Article
To read this story, please click here.

Westmont Library Board Hires New Director
To read this story, please click here.

FOIA Requests, Costs Increasing in Many Municipalities
To read this story, please click here.

Park Ridge Officials Inch Closer to Library Tax Referendum
To read this story, please click here.

Downers Grove Library Sculpture Stolen during Renovations
To read this story, please click here.

Reading Goes to the Dogs
To read this story, please click here.

If your library has a newspaper story with link, send it to us at for possible inclusion in the next ILA E-Newsletter.  Thanks.

Robert P. Doyle
Illinois Library Association
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ILA Calendar Events

June 20, 2014
Deadline for August issue of the ILA Reporter.

Guidelines for Submissions to the ILA Reporter.


May 9, 2014
Reaching Forward Conference, Rosemont

June 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m. 
LIRA Informational Webinar: 
Phone: 1-888-205-5513

Code: 760997#  


October 14-16, 2014 

ILA Annual Conference, Springfield

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