Welcome to ILF!
Welcome to the Indiana Library Federation, one of the largest library associations in the United States and holds one of the largest state library conventions 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. 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.
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?
Ch-ch-ch-changes. We want to hear from you!
As we engage members in conversation about the future for ILF, we aim to share internal updates and important information.
- ILF Work Plan 2016 (approved by the ILF Board 8/11/16) - log in to see below
- Association, Committee and Division Reports submitted to the Board for meeting 8/11/16 - login to see below
- Please complete the first of several surveys.
P.S. We will be updating the website in the coming weeks to be more user-friendly. Member only content will remain available with your login. Please let us know if we remove or misplace something you need, or if you forgot your login or password.
New Contest from ILF!
Do you have a great idea to increase community engagement in your library? Propose it in our first “3x3 contest.” What is a 3x3 (3-by-3)? Three selected finalists will be allowed 3 slides and 3 minutes to make a proposal of an innovative or collaborative project to increase community engagement. Attendees will vote on the spot using their mobile devices (or paper ballots). The winner will be granted funds (up to $1,000) by ILF to implement their strategy by mid-2017.
Why community engagement? Keynote speaker Shanika Heyward will be speaking on community engagement at the IPLA Luncheon at the ILF Annual Conference, 11/09/16. This activity is a way to support a member’s library in community engagement innovations. Note that ALL types of libraries are eligible to participate, as all types of libraries need to be engaging their communities.
How to propose a project – Review criteria and then complete and submit the application no later than 10/14/16. Click here for an application. Email Tisa for a Word version of the Application.
Questions? Contact Lucinda Nord at ILF, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 317-257-2040, or a member of the Awards and Honors Committee or ILF Board with additional questions.
Libraries in the Internet Age: More Relevant than Ever! - video
Check out this great new one-minute video on the "Value of Indiana Libraries" : http://youtu.be/FUO6UmuenA4//