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The Iowa chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ILA/ACRL), rooted both in the Iowa Library Association (ILA) and in ACRL, has a long tradition of active, forward-looking involvement of its members. The association organizes an annual conference in the spring, sponsors sessions at ILA’s fall conference, and publishes a newsletter three times a year as well as an annual directory of Iowa academic and research libraries.

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The Iowa chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ILA/ACRL), rooted both in the Iowa Library Association (ILA) and in ACRL, has a long tradition of active, forward-looking involvement of its members.

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ILA/ACRL  – IPAL Spring Conference

SAVE THE DATE

May 29-30, 2024

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Several hands in many colors raised

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Iowa ACRL depends on volunteers to offer the spring conference, awards, professional development, and more to our membership. Fill out our volunteer form if you would like to get involved with Iowa ACRL!

Feb
28

March Professional Development Opportunities

Here are the March 2024 professional development opportunities both free and paid opportunities! If you know of webinars, classes, conferences, publishing opportunities, etc. that would be of interest to fellow Iowa library folks, please pass it along to one of us on the ILA/ACRL Professional Development Committee.  Sarah Slaughter Laura Kerr Liz Riordan Sarah Voels… Continue reading March Professional Development Opportunities

Feb
22

Call for ILA/ACRL Awards Submissions

Happy March 1st! The ILA/ACRL Awards Committee is accepting submissions for the ILA/ACRL Research Award and the ILA/ACRL Mary Hammond Iber Spring Conference Scholarship.  The ILA/ACRL Research Award is a $500 grant to be awarded to an ILA/ACRL member for a presented or published scholarly work.  Submit your work or nominate a colleague for the ILA/ACRL… Continue reading Call for ILA/ACRL Awards Submissions

Feb
21

February Professional Development Opportunities

Welcome to the 2024 edition of your monthly professional development opportunities! With the exception of February, you can typically expect these emails around the start of the month. If you know of webinars, classes, conferences, publishing opportunities, etc. that would be of interest to fellow Iowa library folks, please pass it along to one of… Continue reading February Professional Development Opportunities

Feb
20

ILA/ACRL Communications Survey – Deadline March 8th

ILA/ACRL wants to find out how you gather information so we can improve communication with our members. Your responses will help us figure out if we are using the right communication channels to effectively connect with you.   Please complete this brief survey by Friday, March 8, 2024 ILA/ACRL Communications Survey Form Posted on behalf of the ILA/ACRL Electronic Communications Committee [Ellen Neuhaus (chair), Eleanor… Continue reading ILA/ACRL Communications Survey – Deadline March 8th

Feb
05

Save the Date for Spring 2024 Townhalls!

Join us for the next ILA/ACRL Town Hall Meeting next Wednesday, February 14, 2024, from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. to catch up with your colleagues across the state. Mark your calendars for our upcoming meetings! Check your email for the Zoom link and more details! Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, February 14, 2024, from 10:00 to… Continue reading Save the Date for Spring 2024 Townhalls!

Jan
22

ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference Dates Changed – Now May 29-30!

  The ILA-ACRL-IPAL Spring Conference planning committee is still looking forward to you joining us at Parks Library, Iowa State University, Ames, in May.  However, we just found out about a large event that has already sold out hotel space throughout Ames during our originally planned dates. After reviewing our options, we have found new… Continue reading ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference Dates Changed – Now May 29-30!