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The Iowa Library Association was established in 1890. It is the second oldest state library association in the country.  ILA has approximately 1550 members.  Membership is comprised of librarians, library workers, teacher-librarians, trustees, students and friends.


A Century of Iowa Libraries in Association: A History of the Iowa Library Association 1890-1990, by William M. Cochran (199).  Click the links below to download sections of the book.

 

Click here for a complete list of ILA Presidents (1890-2014).

Legislative Day is held during the legislative session.

An Annual Conference is held each year during October.

ILA has seventeen subdivisions to stimulate and provide for the interests of special groups.

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