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Reader's Choice Awards Live Announcement

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For voting results of the Monarch, Bluestem, and Lincoln programs, go to the appropriate section of the website and look under year 2017.

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the winner of the 2017 Award was announced as The Crossover by Kwame Alexander with almost 17,000 votes cast in total. Thanks to the Caudill Club at Henry Puffer School in Downers Grove for creating the video announcement.

2017 Virtual Maker Meetup

If you did not have the opportunity to virtually attend the Virtual Maker Space Workshop and would like to find out what it was all about, you can go to this link and find it archived.

2017 ISLMA Conference RFP

This year, ISLMA will be celebrating the organization’s 30th conference! The theme of the 2017 ISLMA Conference at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, IL, is “Past. Present. Future. Shining bright for 30 years." Conference will take place from October 19-21, 2017. 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. We need you to make our 2017 conference our best ever!

Please remember that presenters must register for the conference. In recognition of their contribution to ISLMA, presenters at the 2017 conference (up to 3 presenters per session) will have $35 waived off the cost of registration. The first speaker listed on the RFP will assume the lead speaker role in regards to communications to and from the ISLMA Program Committee.

Fill out the 2017 ISLMA Conference RFP at: by Wednesday, April 19, 2017. RFPs will only be accepted from the link above, but a PDF list of the RFP questions can be found here for your convenience. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Committee at

ISLMA needs your help in promoting library media programs across Illinois

Check out the page on ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) to learn more.


The most current version of I-SAIL!  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 NGSS as well as the ISTE standards.

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