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Elections for officers — vote online between April 7 and May 2

Candidate profiles and their statements of professional concerns can be found here.

Also on the ballot will be the issue of lowering student dues, which has been recommended by the ISLMA board in order to be more competitive with similar professional organizations. A yes vote would lower the dues to $25.00 per year while a no vote would keep the dues at $40.00 per year.

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Leading Change: Do you have a session
you’d like to share at the 2014 conference?

The theme of the 2014 ISLMA Conference at the Tinley Park Convention Center is “Leading Change." The program committee is looking for sessions that demonstrate the wide variety of ways libraries and librarians help students succeed in both their academic or day-to-day lives.

Presenters must register for the conference. In recognition of their contribution to ISLMA, presenters at the 2014 conference (up to 3 presenters per session) will have $35 waived off the cost of registration. The first speaker listed on this RFP will assume the lead speaker role in regards to communications to and from the ISLMA Program Planning Committee. All confirmations and correspondence will be sent to the lead speaker only.

The deadline for submitting an RFP is April 6, 2014. An acknowledgment will be sent upon receipt of the RFP and detailed information will be provided when the proposed session is accepted. If you have questions or need assistance, please direct your inquiries to

Are you looking for continuing ed?

On June 23-25 the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois in Champaign will be holding a summer retreat to focus on crucial topics relevant to the field. Each day will concentrate on different topics:

  • Monday, June 23: Danielson, SLOs and You
  • Tuesday, June 24: Going Digital with eBooks and eReaders
  • Wednesday, June 25: Gaga for Google: Apps for K-12 OR Invasion of the iPads: Apps for K-8
You may register for just 1, 2, or all 3 days.
Cost is $60 per day, breakfast and lunch included. CPDUs are available.
For more information and to register by June 16, go to

The 2015 Monarch, Blue Stem, Abraham Lincoln,
and Caudill reading lists are now available.

Go to the appropriate link on the left.

Voting tallies now available for
2014 Lincoln, Bluestem, and Monarch Book Awards.

Go to any of the award pages to see the results.
The archived awards presentation is still available here.

I-SAIL 2011

The new version of I-SAIL is here!  If you are interested in a framework to teach the needed skills in all content areas you will want to click here.

Remember these standards, benchmarks, and objectives are aligned to the new Illinois Common Core Standards, AASL and NETS-S standards as well.

Start sailing......

Common Core Standards

The new Illinois Learning Standards incorporate the Common Core Standards.

It is important that school librarians become informed about these standards.  The state board has made a commitment to the concept and thus it is important for all to be involved and gives librarians the opportunity to take a leadership role. Read more


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