Welcome to the Indiana Library Federation, one of the largest library associations in the United States and holds one of the largest state library conventions in the country. The mission of ILF is to foster the professional growth of its members and to promote all types of libraries in Indiana. Membership is essential to our success in advocating for libraries. There are many benefits to ILF membership, including important networking opportunities, supportive work on behalf of libraries in the legislative arena, ability to receive reduced rates to ILF's outstanding conferences which provide valuable continuing education credits and more.
If you are not a member, we hope that you will peruse our website and talk with members to learn more about ILF. Please consider joining and adding your voice in support of libraries in Indiana. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Why Should I Join ILF?
A Message from the NEW ILF Executive Director By Lucinda Nord, ILF Executive Director
I am thrilled to join the team at the Indiana Library Federation. I have spent time with the Board and staff and look forward to meeting you in the coming months. I am awed by the amount and quality of work produced by your teams of volunteers and small staff.
While I come to you through a nontraditional path, my 25-year career in nonprofit management and human services transfers easily. In fact, I have already met or worked with many of you through my years with Indiana 211 Partnership and Indiana Association of United Ways.
I have a passion for libraries, librarians and your important roles in our state. Libraries are often the silent partners in collective community impact work impact work—the safe gathering hub for individuals and groups, a facilitator of lifelong learning and the flower bed for sprouting ideas and innovations. Librarians are highly trained and under-appreciated professionals who often serve as de facto social workers and educators in our communities and schools.
In late June after the ALA Conference, I will start in the office. My crash course in ILF and library operations begins immediately. For those of you familiar with the Harwood Institute model of engagement and change, I want to learn about your aspirations, the challenges you face and what new conditions need to be created to overcome those challenges.
I look forward to exploring this new chapter for ILF together with you. Do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with your aspirations and ideas.