Join us at the 2018 ILA Annual Conference

The 2018 Illinois Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference will be held from October 9-11 in Peoria. The theme of this year's conference is "Libraries: All Inclusive." Visit with the iSchool at Booth #315 in the Exhibit Hall on October 10 and 11. The School will also host an alumni breakfast on October 11. 

Please join iSchool faculty and students at the following presentations and events: 

MS/LIS Leep student Marisa Brooks, electronic resource specialist at Illinois State University's Milner Library, will be one of the speakers at the session, "Library Connections: The Heart of Building Community," at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9. Brooks and her colleagues will share their experiences with building community at Milner Library and offer opportunities for participants to do the same.

MS/LIS Leep student Becky Oberhauser, associate teen librarian at the Cary (IL) Library, will present her poster, "Maker without the Space: Creating a Maker Community in any Library," at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. Her poster describes how her library has managed to build a loyal Maker Club despite their lack of equipment and dedicated space.

Associate Professor Emily Knox will copresent "Censorship: Looking in the Mirror Part 2" with Dennis Krieb (Lewis & Clark Community College) at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. During this session, they will focus on academic library responses to factors that create pressures for self-censorship in the selecting and purchasing of materials.

Adjunct Lecturer Jeanne Holba Puacz will present "Power to the (Young) People!" at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. In her talk, she will discuss how libraries can offer assistance and guidance to young people on their journey to becoming active citizens and agents of change.

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