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2016 ILA Annual Planning Day

The ILA Annual Planning Day is Friday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th St., Urbandale, IA. The agenda and registration will be available soon. Lunch is provided as part of the $15 registration fee.  Pre-registration is required.  You can access the online registration form here.  Please bring you payment of $15 with you on November 4. 
This year, ILA Planning Day will focus on hearing from you! Attendees will have a chance to brainstorm ideas that will help lead ILA forward. ILA Committee, Subdivision, Roundtable, and Forum leaders are encouraged to attend and will receive an email soon, with more details. Online Activity Forms are available here, making it easier to gather input from your members. To begin working on these forms, download the file and save the document with your subdivision name in the title.  Once completed, send the document to the ILA office.  Please bring a laptop with you to Annual Planning Day if you have one.

If you are interested in getting involved with a Committee, Subdivision, or Roundtable, please feel free to attend as well! This is a great opportunity for find out what various groups are doing and how you can help! All ILA members are welcome.


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 Bylaws and Organizational Manual

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


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ILA Executive Board Candidates

Meet the Candidates!  This year each executive board candidate was asked to record a short video.  These videos replace the candidate speeches traditionally given at the ILA Conference.  Through the videos more ILA members will have the opportunity to hear from the candidates.  Click here to access these short videos.  To read the candidates' bios and statements of professional concern, click here.

The elections will open on Monday, October 17.  Members will receive an email at that time with details on how to vote.

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