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:


Join an ILA/ACRL Committee

Put your passion into action by joining an ILA/ACRL Committee! Apply now: 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


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


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:  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!


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


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


ILA/ACRL Research Award 2022

The ILA/ACRL Awards Committee announces a $500 grant to be awarded to an ILA/ACRL member for a presented or published scholarly work.  Please consider submitting your own work or nominating a colleague for this award!  The following rules and qualifications apply: A qualifying presented paper must be text-based and have been delivered at a regional,… Continue reading ILA/ACRL Research Award 2022


New ILA/ACRL Volunteer Form

We know 2022 is barely over a month old, but you can already sign up to volunteer with an ILA/ACRL committee for 2023! Plan ahead for next year and sign-up on this Google form.


Call For Proposals – 2022 ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference

The ILA/ACRL & IPAL 2022 Conference proposal submission form is now open! Submit presentation proposals for either a 6-minute lightning talk or a 50-minute concurrent session by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022.


Save the Date – ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference

Save the Date – ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference Save the date for the annual ILA-ACRL & IPAL Conference on May 19-20, 2022 at the University of Northern Iowa!   The conference, to be held in person, will feature a keynote from the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library executive director Aiden Bettine. Founded in 2020,… Continue reading Save the Date – ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference