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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

Sustainable Futures 

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!

Jun
05

ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference 2024 Summary

  The ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference was held on May 29 & 30, 2024 at Parks Library, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The theme of the conference, “Sustainable Futures,” was woven throughout the sessions and discussions. Commitment to sustainability calls us to integrate environmental health, social equity, and economic vitality in order to… Continue reading ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference 2024 Summary

May
28

June Professional Development Opportunities

Here are the June 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 June Professional Development Opportunities

May
07

Reminder – ILA/ACRL Town Hall Meeting Thursday, May 9 at 1 pm

  Dear members, This is a reminder that a Zoom ILA/ACRL Town Hall meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 9 from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. Topic: Upcoming ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference and informal conversations Check your email for the Zoom link and more details! More information about the organization can… Continue reading Reminder – ILA/ACRL Town Hall Meeting Thursday, May 9 at 1 pm

May
02

May Professional Development Opportunities

Here are the May 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 May Professional Development Opportunities

Apr
09

Reminder – ILA/ACRL Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am

Dear members, This is a reminder that a Zoom ILA/ACRL Town Hall meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. Topic: Recent professional development and informal conversations Check your email for the Zoom link and more details! Ellen Neuhaus – On behalf of the ILA/ACRL Electronic… Continue reading Reminder – ILA/ACRL Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am

Mar
27

April Professional Development Opportunities

Here are the April 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 April Professional Development Opportunities