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The Iowa Library Association fosters a community of innovation and advocacy, supporting and strengthening our members to promote libraries as an essential resource for all Iowans.

ILA Vision Statement - Engaging Iowans and building community through Iowa libraries.

 

ILA Adopts a Library

ILA has adopted the Francisco Oller Library!  The Francisco Oller Library was heavily damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. 
 
ILA has chosen to come along side the Francisco Oller Library and offer financial support as they work to rebuild.  We are inviting Iowa libraries and their communities to participate in this initiative.  Funds raised go to the Francisco Oller Library in Puerto Rico and will help them replace books and videos and other materials that were damaged or destroyed in the hurricanes.

The Francisco Oller Library is an academic library for the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Staff and administration for the library will seek grants for the structural damages that remain and are blessed and humbled that Iowa libraries are extending our hearts and hand to help in any way we can.  Our goal is $15,000 which will go a long way in covering the cost of replacing books.
 
Click here to learn more about the program, The Francisco Oller Library, and how you and your community can get involved.

Donate online or print and return this form with a donation by check.

 

2018 ILA Leadership Institute Information

The Iowa Library Association will be hosting the ILA Leadership Institute on July 25-27 in Cedar Rapids at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.  For additional information about the ILA Leadership Institute, click here.  The application period has closed.  Candidates selected to participate in the Leadership Institute will be notified by May 4, 2018.

 

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.  This form is now an online form!

ILA Bylaws and Organizational Manual

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

 

 
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Join the ILA Board

The Iowa Library Association is accepting nominations for three positions on the Executive Board.  Two General Executive Board Members and one Vice President / President Elect will be elected in October, with positions beginning in 2019.  Click here for additional information about these positions.
 
If you are interested in joining the Executive Board, or if you know someone who would be a good candidate, fill out a nomination form.  The deadline for submission is May 15, 2018.
 
Please feel free to address questions to Nominating Committee Chair Sarah Willeford at sarah.willeford@blind.state.ia.us.

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