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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.

About Us 

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.

  

Reconnecting, Renewing, and Responding

Register:

ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference

May 19-20, 2022

University of Northern Iowa

This year’s theme is Reconnecting, Renewing, Responding.

 

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Volunteer! 

ILA/ACRL provides all Chapter members an opportunity to serve on committees and the Executive Board. Sign up to volunteer today! 

 

 

 

  

Apr
18

Run For ILA/ACRL Executive Board!

Run For ILA/ACRL Executive Board! Vice President/President-Elect Secretary, and Members-at-large ILA/ACRL provides all Chapter members an opportunity to serve on the Executive Board Find our more information and sign up at: iowaacrl.org/volunteer

Apr
12

Join an ILA/ACRL Committee

Put your passion into action by joining an ILA/ACRL Committee! Apply now: https://iowaacrl.org/volunteer/ Each of the six committees needs at least two new members every year! ILA/ACRL provides all chapter members an opportunity to serve on committees.  Find out more information and sign up at iowaacrl.org/volunteer

Mar
28

Instruction Discussion Topics

  We’re gearing up for the ILA-ACRL/IPAL joint conference, and we want to hear from folks involved with library instruction! During the Information Literacy Interest Group session, Iowa academic library staff who do instruction get together to talk, share ideas, and build community. (Are you new to the interest group’s activities? Check out our recaps and… Continue reading Instruction Discussion Topics

Mar
21

New ILA/ACRL Website & Thank You!

The 2022 ILA/ACRL Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) is thrilled to announce the launch of the new ILA/ACRL webpage, you can find it here: https://www.iowaacrl.org/  We would like to extend a huge thank you to previous ECC members James Cox & Maggie Haltermann-Dess who migrated the lion’s share of the website content. You left the low… Continue reading New ILA/ACRL Website & Thank You!

Mar
21

Mary Hammond Iber ILA/ACRL Spring Conference Scholarship 2022

Mary Hammond Iber was an exceptional librarian, mentor, and friend.  A librarian and archivist at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, she died unexpectedly on January 2, 2014. Mary was known for her kind, creative, and helpful nature and her vibrant approach to life. She taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa… Continue reading Mary Hammond Iber ILA/ACRL Spring Conference Scholarship 2022

Mar
18

Conference Hotel Information

The spring conference committee is cautiously optimistic about an in-person spring conference (final decision made early April), so we wanted to share hotel details so that you can take advantage of the best rates available. ILA-ACRL has room blocks with: Hampton Inn (downtown Cedar Falls, $139, rate until April 11) and, Country Inn and Suites… Continue reading Conference Hotel Information