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.


2018 ILA Spring Symposiums

The Iowa Library Association Leadership Development Committee will once again be hosting two Spring Symposiums.  The first will be held at the Algona Public Library on April 19 and 20.  The second will be held at the Atlantic Public Library on April 26 and 27. 

Registration for the Symposiums is now open.  Click here to register online or download a printable registration form here.

Click the links below to view detailed agendas for the symposiums.


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.  Applications are now being accepted.  The application form can be downloaded here.  Applications are due Friday, March 30, 2018.  Candidates selected to participate in the Leadership Institute will be notified by May 4, 2018.


2018 Annual Conference Call for Session Proposals

The Iowa Library Association is now accepting proposals for sessions for the 2018 Annual Conference, which will be held in Cedar Rapids October 3-5.

  • To submit a proposal, fill out the online form.
  • Proposals will be accepted thorugh March 1.
  • Provide your name, contact info, biography, a session title and description, and any equipment you will need.
  • Proposing a panel?  Only one of the speakers needs to fill out the form.  There is a field on the form to provide the names of the other presenters.
  • Subdivisions that submitted session ideas should have the proposed speaker fill out the Session Proposal Form above.  The Conference Planning Speakers Subcommittee will only consider session proposals submitted through this form.
  • Please contact the ILA office at 515-282-8192 or at with questions.


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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Upcoming ILA Legislative Events

February 14 - ILA Lobby From Home Day
Lobby From Home Day is an opportunity for you to contact your legislators by phone and/or email.
Talking Points are available here.
Print, post, or email these postcards to your library users and encourage them to also contact legislators on February 14
March 14 - ILA Legislative Day
Join us in Des Moines on March 14.
3:00 PM - Legislative Briefing in Room 310 of the Ola Miller Babcock Building located across the street from the State Capitol.
4:00 - 6:00 PM - Reception with Legislators in the Law Library located inside the State Capitol.
Click here for more information about both of these events.

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