Welcome to ILF!
Welcome to the Indiana Library Federation, one of the largest library associations in the United States and holds the largest state library convention in the country. The mission of ILF is to foster the professional growth of its members and to promote all types of libraries in Indiana. Your membership is essential to our success in advocating for libraries. There are many benefits to ILF membership, including important networking opportunities, supportive work on behalf of libraries in the legislative arena, ability to receive reduced rates to ILF's outstanding conferences which provide valuable continuing education credits and more. [In the past year, 270 hours of continuing education credits were made available.]
If you are not a member, we hope that you will peruse our website and talk with members to learn more about ILF. Please consider joining and adding your voice in support of libraries in Indiana. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Should I Join ILF?
NEWS & UPDATES
The Importance of INSPIRE to the State of Indiana's Citizens and Impact of Reduction - Information requested by ILF provided by ILHB
Digital Learning Day - March 13, 2015 http://www.digitallearningday.org
Digital Learning Day, presented by the Alliance for Excellent Education and other national educational associations and organizations, with ALA's American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as a core partner, calls on teachers, schools, principals, community leaders, parents and students. The event celebrates innovative teaching practices that make learning more personalized and engaging and encourage exploration of how digital learning can provide more students with more opportunities to get the skills they need to succeed in college, career and life. Link to news release: AASL celebrates innovative teaching during Digital Learning Day.
Sen. Beverly Gard's Message to Library Directors and Trustees
ILHB Seeking New Library Trustee
There will be an opening on the ILHB for a library trustee. The current officer, Jon Myers, is unable to complete the fourth year of his term due to workload. Library trustees who are to be considered for the position must be able to attend ILHB meetings as well as serve as an ex officio member of the ILF board. There are six ILF board meetings per year.
Additionally, the ILF Leadership Notebook (page 1.35) states that nominees should have ILF membership, the ability to understand and articulate issues and have a broad awareness of the profession, along with a record of leadership within the library community.
Trustees who are interested should submit a letter or email to the ILF executive director Susan Akers (email@example.com) or ILF President Beverly Gard (firstname.lastname@example.org) detailing his/her interest along with a resume and this form. Per ILF policies, at least one month of promotion should take place via the “Focus,” the ILF website and relevant list servs. The ILTA board will work with ILF’s executive board to select the person best qualified for submission to the governor’s office.
ILF members may have their resume critiqued by an HR professional at no charge. Simply send the resume with a few sentence or two about the position to which you aspire, and you will receive comments about your resume within a few days. email@example.com (all contact remains confidential).
Check out this great new one-minute video on the "Value of Indiana Libraries" : http://youtu.be/FUO6UmuenA4//