NEWS: Illinois Libraries Present

Action: Informational

Have you heard of the joint programming efforts libraries have taken on during the past year and half? These collaborations allow libraries to provide high-profile and high-quality programming they may not have been able to afford otherwise. See the message below from the Illinois Libraries Present (formerly Joint Programming Group) for details:

Illinois Libraries Present (formerly Joint Programming Group) is excited to announce we will soon be launching membership for 2022. We hope you and your library will be interested to join in this new model of resource sharing through collaborative events created with an equity lens.

Some big announcements, related:

We have a website! 

Find the latest about ILP here, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Join us for a live Info Session 

We have so much to share and want all interested libraries to have a chance to get to know ILP before we share our membership application. Please join us for one of two Zoom Info Sessions and BRING YOUR QUESTIONS. If you are unable to attend live, we encourage you to register so you will automatically receive the recording. Register below:

ILP Info Sessions

Committee Applications are now open

We are seeking library staff to join three new committees: Marketing, Event Production, and Data/Numbers. ILP is committed to creating a governance team with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind. We encourage applications by October 10 so we can get our new teams oriented and up and running. The application will remain open until all positions are filled for our pilot year. View committee descriptions and APPLY NOW 

We look forward to collaborating with you and connecting our communities through shared event experiences.


Our sincere thanks,

Illinois Libraries Present Steering Committee

  • Jennifer Czajka, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Kate Hall, Northbrook Public Library
  • Kate Niehoff, Schaumburg Township District Library
  • Jill Pifer, Fairview Heights Public Library
  • Arielle Raybuck, Northbrook Public Library
  • Shalyn Rodriguez, Shorewood-Troy Library
  • Alexandra Skinner, Oak Park Public Library