Mark your calendar for Illinois Library Day, Wednesday, 18 April 2012!

In these difficult economic times, libraries of all types are needed more than ever.  And our library customers, students, and communities need us to speak up for the incredible role of libraries in supporting education, workforce development, and competitive colleges and universities.
 
ILA’s Illinois Library Day is a day of advocacy held in Springfield.  It is a time for library supporters to “talk up” libraries with visits to elected officials at the Capitol.  Illinois Library Day is held during the state legislative session and includes training and special briefings the evening before the full day of visits.
 
Accommodations
 
ILA has reserved a block of rooms at the State House Inn, 101 East Adams, Springfield, IL  62701; phone:  (217) 528-5100 reservations; fax:  (217) 528-4358; room rate:  $98.99 single or double (12 percent hotel tax not included).  Room rates include in-room high-speed Internet access, parking, and a full American breakfast buffet daily.  When making reservations, please mention the group block for the Illinois Library Association.
 
The cut-off date for reservations is Monday, 19 March 2012.  At that time any unsold rooms will be released to the hotel for general sale.  Reservations received after the cutoff date will be on a space-and-rate available basis only.
 
Remember to contact the hotel directly for room reservations!
 
Registration Information
 
ILA Member Registration:  $10
Non-Member Registration:  $20
 
$35 for dinner on Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 7:00 P.M., at the State House Inn.
 
Midwest Buffet:  roasted loin of pork, baked vegetarian lasagna, roasted redskin potatoes w/ parsley butter, Malibu blend of vegetables, fresh Caesar salad, rolls with butter, coffee, tea, and dessert.  Price includes 20 percent gratuity.  Dinner speaker:  ILA Legislative Consultant Kip Kolkmeier.
 
Payment is required for online registration.

Register Online Today!  -- URL - https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=ILA&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=34d87f7e-62b9-4500-89ae-06ac0e9e5b4c