Back to School? Same but Different—and It’s Not Just about Books!
“You say you work in the library? Does anybody even go there anymore? Do people still read books?” How do you patiently explain to questioners that they are missing out? The back to school season may bring people back to the library who have not been there for years—and you can show them!
When I started as a middle school librarian in August, 2001 (after 23 years of teaching science), it was like being reborn. But even though I had started my MLS and had shadowed the previous librarian, I still didn’t fully comprehend everything it involved. While schools and colleges resume, and public libraries recuperate from summer reading and prepare for library card sign-up month, there are renewed opportunities to educate the public and students and offer support. Read More
Annual Conference: Libraries Welcome ALL
Register for the premier conference for libraries in Indiana featuring keynotes author
Jason Reynolds, and Indiana Poet Laureate
Adrian Matejka and ILF Book Awards luncheon speaker
Union County Public Library: Loads of Love Laundry Project
Union County Public Library trustee, Carol Reynolds McCashland is a retired school teacher who after years of teaching elementary school saw a need for a free laundry program for the residents in Union County. Read More
Volunteer for Annual Conference
We are currently recruiting
volunteers for the ILF Annual Conference Nov. 3-5. If you are interested in volunteering at the conference,
please complete this form.
If you are interested in volunteering in leadership with ILF,
please complete this form and a staff member will be in touch to discuss your skills and interests.
Virtual Exchange: Using Social Media to Elevate Your School Library
Sept. 24 @ 4PM ET
Join Rain Smith, Media Specialist at Whiteland Community High School, and Stacey Kern, Media Specialist at Clark Pleasant Middle School, as they illustrate the importance of social media and how to use it to promote your library, students, and community.