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 email@example.com.
Why Should I Join ILF?
NEWS & UPDATES
DECLARATION FOR THE RIGHT TO LIBRARIES
In thousands of communities, children, students and adults turn to libraries to learn, grow and achieve their dreams. In addition to books, e-books, computers and other resources, libraries of all types offer teaching and guidance. Librarians and library staff help visitors expand their minds, open new worlds and change their lives.Show your support! Sign the online petition: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/declaration/sign …
DECLARATION FOR RIGHT TO LIBRARIES… Get great ideas for your library’s involvement! The ILF is encouraging all libraries to offer a signing event and to raise awareness about the importance of libraries. For information, visit www.ala.org/advocacy/declaration-right-libraries-toolkit and view print material, downloads, a PSA, badges, posters, and more. What is the "Declaration for the Right to Libraries”?
It’s a document created by the American Library Association as part of "Libraries Change Lives,” which is designed to build and sustain public support for the nation’s right to libraries of all types – academic, school, special, and public. This spring, libraries are holding signing ceremonies, during which community members can visibly declare their right to have vibrant libraries in their community. This would be a fabulous undertaking during April and throughout National Library Week or throughout March and April.
Affordable Care Act
As you know, Congress enacted the Affordable Care Act to increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance and, hopefully, to decrease the cost of healthcare. A key provision is an individual mandate requiring most Americans to maintain minimum healthcare coverage or pay a penalty. The "open enrollment” is 10/1/13 – 3/31/14. The ways to enroll are online, phone with toll free number (1-800- 318-2596) or by paper form.
Applications are available online (www.healthcare.gov ) along with support staff who can offer real-time chat and help through a toll-free number open 24/7. Planners hope to have bilingual assistance available in 150 languages. There will also be a form to submit if a person needs assistance in completing their personal application form.
Check out this great new one-minute video on the "Value of Indiana Libraries" :