Educational Institutions

Illinois Library Association

  • Chicago, IL
  • http://www.ila.org

Mission Statement

The Illinois Library Association provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services in Illinois and for the library community, in order to enhance learning and ensure access for all.  This access is essential for an open democratic society, an informed electorate, and the advancement of knowledge for all people.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. iREAD
  3. Continuing Education
  4. Publications
  5. Advocacy
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Primary emphasis is Illinois, but our summer reading program, iREAD, is used across the globe.

ruling year

1955

Principal Officer since 1996

Self-reported

Mr. Robert P. Doyle

Keywords

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libraries, education, charities

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Also Known As

ILA

EIN

36-2324945

 Number

1068597491

Physical Address

Illinois Library Association 33 W. Grand Ave., Ste. 401

Chicago, IL 60654 6799

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Key Action areas:
Advocating for the Public Interest
develop and promote strong public policy related to libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning; 
defend intellectual freedom and access to information; and
increase public awareness of the value of libraries to society.

Promoting Excellence and Innovation
provide outstanding programs of continuing education and leadership development; 
support the recruitment, retention, and professional development of a culturally and racially diverse workforce for libraries;
produce high quality publications and communications; and
celebrate the achievement of excellence and innovation on behalf of the membership

ILA will use its resources wisely and maintain a flexible structure that promotes the diverse
interests and broad participation of members.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

ILA supports continuing education programs for library professionals, including our annual conference. Every year, ILA schedules a Legislative Day, in Springfield, Illinois. iREAD, the state's summer reading program, is developed and organized by the association. Advocacy and continuing education are in place on an ongoing basis.

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Program 2

iREAD

Since 1981, iREAD has developed successful Summer Reading Programs. Our mission is to provide high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read. As a coordinated, self-supporting
effort developed by librarians and the Illinois Library Association, every purchase from iREAD helps to promote and assist the great work of libraries.

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Education

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Program 3

Continuing Education

Annual Conference, Reaching Forward Conference for Library Support Staff, Workshops, etc. to provide educational support for members and advance members' networking capabilities.

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Program 4

Publications

ILA Reporter
ILA’s flagship publication, the ILA Reporter, continues to report on library referenda, measuring outcomes, library architecture, and new library outreach strategy, etc.
ILA E-Newsletter
This newsletter keeps members informed on timely topics and provides a vehicle for legislative alerts.
Other publications includes: Illinois Library Laws & Rules; Serving Our Public 3.0: Standards for Illinois Public Libraries; and Trustee Facts File.

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Program 5

Advocacy

The advocacy program:
• develop and promote strong public policy related to libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning;
• defend intellectual freedom and access to information; and
• increase public awareness of the value of libraries to society.

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Education

Population(s) Served

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Primary emphasis is Illinois, but our summer reading program, iREAD, is used across the globe.

Social Media

Affiliations + Memberships

American Library Association

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Financials

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ILLINOIS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Illinois Library Association

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Robert P. Doyle

BIO

Robert Doyle has led the association from a position of financial uncertainty to financial security while continually improving the association's advocacy efforts, communications, and continuing education vehicles. 

Prior to joining ILA, Doyle worked at the American Library Association (ALA) where he created and secured funding for a Fulbright program for librarians and then reestablished American Library Association's International Relations Office.  As a former staff member of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, he has worked since the inception of Banned Books Week to produce the necessary materials and resources to make the event an annual celebration of the "right to read."  He has served on the board of the Freedom to Read Foundation and received its highest honor, the Roll of Honor Award, in 2009. 

Doyle is the author of Banned Books and editor of the ILA Reporter, as well as a regular contributor to national and international library journals and a frequent speaker at conferences and events.  He has served two terms as a member of ALA Council and been active in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). 

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Doyle holds an MLS from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  A Milwaukee native, Doyle has lived in Chicago for many years and began his career in librarianship at the Oak Lawn Public Library.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Patti Piotrowski

University of Illinois at Springfield

Term: July 2016 - June 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?