The Iowa Library Association advocates for quality library services for all Iowans and provides leadership, education and support for members.

Interested in Joining ILA?

Let our membership section answer your questions about why you should be a part of the best resource for Iowa librarians.

Looking to Volunteer with ILA?

Click here for the ILA "I Can Help" form that lists areas where you can share your skills and get involved with ILA.

ILA Needs Your Leadership

Are you looking for an opportunity to help lead ILA?  The ILA Nominating Committee wants to hear from you!  We will be creating a slate of candidates to fill the following positions on the ILA Executive Board for 2017.

  • General Executive Board Members (2 positions)
  • ALA Chapter Councilor (1 position)
  • Vice Presidnet/President Elect (1 position)

Position descriptions can be found here:

Nominee Information Form:

The slate of candidates will be introduced this fall and the election held in October.  Positions will being January 2017.  Please consider adding your name to the ilst of potential candidates!  Deadline for submission is July 8, 2016.  Contact nominating Committee Chair, Leo Clougherty ( with any questions.  


ILA Bylaws and Organizational Manual

For detailed information related to the ILA Bylaws or Organizational Manual, click here.


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ILA Awards and Honors

Each year during the Annual Conference in October, the Iowa Library Association recognizes individuals who have contributed outstanding service to the Iowa library community. Recipients are nominated by people like you. Please take this opportunity to recommend someone you admire – a friend or colleague – whose dedication to Iowa libraries is distinguished.  Click here for the online nomination form.
For a list of awards and honors, click here.

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