The Indiana Library Federation is the largest professional organization in the state for libraries and those who work in libraries. Your membership is extremely important!
Top Reasons to Join/Renew ILF
ILF works for the best interest of libraries and to promote state and federal legislation of benefit to libraries and library users.
ILF provides continuing education in a variety of formats and venues, including conferences, workshops, and web courses.
ILF promotes and defends intellectual freedom in libraries at the local and state levels.
ILF’s website provides ready access to news, information, and a variety of tools and services.
ILF provides opportunities to interact with professional colleagues face-to-face or electronically so they can share knowledge and best practices and advance the profession.
Divisions, Committees and Districts
ILF members in the many divisions, committees and districts help implement the work of the organization. The divisions focus on specific types of library employment, provide network and training opportunities and provide ideas to annual conference planners. Committees help the ILF to achieve goals in the strategic plan; the districts promote membership and plan one-day conferences tailored to their regional needs.
Public Awareness and Program Support
ILF works to increase the visibility of libraries, library workers and library issues. This includes a variety of materials that help libraries to strengthen their communication and outreach efforts, especially on how to better community the library’s value. Popular programs at school libraries such as the Young Hoosier Book Award, the Eliot Rosewater, and the Read Alouds program are supported through the ILA office and the work of the Association of Indiana School Library Educators.
ILF Staff Support
The five-member office, located in Indianapolis, is open five days per week to provide assistance on a myriad of issues, to provide conference planning support and more.