To learn more about the Illinois
library network, Lincoln Trail has provided a list of consortia
and associations below.
Illinois Library Consortia
of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)
- On July 1, 2005, ICCMP, IDAL and ILCSO merged
to become CARLI. The mission of CARLI is to lead Illinois
academic libraries to create and sustain a rich, supportive,
and diverse knowledge environment that furthers teaching,
learning, and research through the sharing of collections,
expertise, and programs. 2005-2006 is a transition year
for the new organization, during which an integrated CARLI
website is being developed.
on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) - Library Initiatives
- The CIC, located
in Champaign, IL, is the academic consortium of the Big
Ten universities and the University of Chicago. Its programs
encompass nearly all aspects of university activity.
Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI)
- HSLI is a statewide
organization for librarians and others interested in health
Library Systems (ILSDO)
- ILSDO consists of
the nine regional, multitype library systems in Illinois.
ILSDO promotes communication, sharing and cooperative projects
among the library systems in Illinois.
The ALA is a national
organization which provides leadership for the development,
promotion, and improvement of library and information services
and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance
learning and ensure access to information for all.
ALA's divisions specialize
in services to particular constituencies.
- AASL -
American Association of School Librarians
- ALTA -
The Association for Library Trustees and Advocates
- ALCTS -
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
- ALSC -
Association for Library Service to Children
- ACRL -
Association of College and Research Libraries
- ASCLA -
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies
- LAMA -
Library Administration and Management Association
- LITA -
Library and Information Technology Association
- PLA -
Public Library Association
- RUSA -
Reference and User Services Association
- YALSA -
Young Adult Library Services Association
Library Association (ILA)
- The ILA is the professional
organizaton for Illinois libraries. ILA provides leadership
for the development, promotion, and improvement of library
services in Illinois. ILA's primary goals include advocacy
for library issues, promoting literacy, lifelong learning,
open access to Information, intellectual freedom, legislation,
and increasing public awareness of libraries.
School Library Media Association (ISLMA)
- ISLMA serves K-12
Illinois school library media specialists and their students.
ISLMA provides leadership and support for the development,
promotion, and improvement of school library media programs
and the school library media profession in Illinois.
Library Association (MLA)
- The MLA is dedicated
to improving the quality and leadership of the health information
professional in order to foster the art and science of
health information services.
Libraries Association (SLA)
- SLA is an international
professional association representing nearly 15,000 information
resource librarians. SLA members are employed by corporations,
private companies, government agencies, technical and academic
institutions, museums, medical facilities and information
management consulting firms.
Libraries Association - Illinois Chapter
- The Illinois Chapter
is an association of individuals and organizations
having a professional, scientific, or technical interest
in library and information science. The association strives
to promote and improve the communication, dissemination,
and use of such information and knowledge for the benefit
of libraries or other educational organizations.
Libraries Association - Student Group - University of Illinois (SLA
- The SLA Student
Group, affiliated with SLA International and the Graduate
School of Library and Information Science at the University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, provides a forum for the
exchange of information between students and professionals,
promotes awareness and discussion of special library issues,
and identifies and facilitates opportunities for students
through a variety of on- and off-campus events and programs.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS)
- NCLIS' main statutory
functions are to discover the needs of the people of the
US for library and information services, to make recommendations
for national policies, and to advise the President, Congress,
state and local governments on implementiation of national
library and inmformation policy.