ILA Updates

ILA wants to keep our stakeholders informed about the inner workings and decisions of our organization. Here are the latest announcements.

  • ILA 2019 Board Election Results

    May 14, 2019

    ILA has elected Stephen Peters as Vice President of the Board and Kia Brown-Dudley, Rachel Gabriel, and Laurie Sharp as new Board members-at-large for the 2019–2022 term, beginning July 1, 2019.

    Read more on Literacy Daily.

  • ILA Releases 2019 Choices Reading Lists

    May 01, 2019

    Each year, the Choices project empowers 25,000 children and young adults across the United States to enjoy newly published children's and young adults' trade books and vote for the ones they like best and that had an impact on them as readers. Teachers, in turn, identify high-quality books that enrich the curriculum and, most important, excite and interest students. This year's lists exemplify the project's continued commitment to diversity and representation in children's literature.

  • ILA Unveils 2019 30 Under 30 List

    Jan 07, 2019

    ILA's biennial 30 Under 30 list celebrates the rising innovators, disruptors, and visionaries in the literacy field. Representing 13 countries, the 2019 list of honorees includes educators, school administrators, nonprofit leaders, authors, volunteers, researchers, and social entrepreneurs. Each honoree is featured in an issue of Literacy Today, receives a complimentary one-year ILA membership, is recognized at an ILA conference, and joins a dynamic network of literacy leaders.

  • October 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Oct 26, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors October 2018 meeting, held in Philadelphia, PA, are available here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • ILA Moves to New Software

    Oct 25, 2018

    Members, you may have noticed that your My Account and Journals portal has a new format, which is a result of ILA switching to new association management software on October 15, 2018. The new software, netForum by Abila, will allow ILA to maintain better customer records, provide enhanced and customized member communications, and move forward with the technological requirements to seamlessly provide resources to literacy professionals worldwide.

    If you have any questions, problems, or feedback, please contact ILA Customer Service at customerservice@reading.org.

  • ILA Launches Global Campaign on Children’s Rights to Read

    Sep 08, 2018

    ILA's Children's Rights to Read—ten fundamental rights ILA asserts that every child deserves—aims to ensure every child has access to the education, opportunities, and resources needed to read. The yearlong campaign will focus on activating educators, policymakers, and literacy partners to join ILA in their efforts to raise awareness of these Rights and see them realized for every child, everywhere. Resources to support educators and advance adoption of the Rights in schools and communities will be developed and released over the course of the campaign.

  • July 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Jul 19, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors July 2018 meeting, held at the site of the ILA 2018 Conference in Austin, TX, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • June 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Jun 28, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors June 2018 meeting, held remotely via video conference, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • June 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Jun 20, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors June 2018 meeting, held remotely via video conference, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • ILA 2018 Board Election Results

    May 18, 2018

    Kathy N. Headley has been elected as Vice President of the ILA Board, and Juli-Anne Benjamin, Wendy Carss, and Kenneth Kunz have been elected as new Board members-at-large for the 2018–2021 term, beginning July 1st.

    Read more on Literacy Daily.

  • May 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    May 16, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors May 2018 meeting, held remotely via video conference, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • March 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Mar 15, 2018

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors March 2018 meeting held in San Diego, CA, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • ILA Releases 2018 What's Hot in Literacy Report

    Jan 08, 2018

    More than 2,000 educators from 91 countries and territories responded to ILA's 2018 What's Hot in Literacy survey, which asked them to rate 17 literacy-related topics in terms of what's hot and what's important. According to the report, respondents recognized positive early literacy experiences, family engagement, and professional preparation and development as among the most critical factors for advancing literacy for all.

  • October 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Oct 20, 2017

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors October 2017 meeting held in Linthicum Heights, MD, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • Jiménez and Goodwin Named New RRQ Editors

    Jul 14, 2017

    At the ILA Board meeting July 13, 2017, in Orlando, FL, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the search committee that Robert Jiménez and Amanda Goodwin of the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University be appointed as the next editorial team for Reading Research Quarterly, ILA's leading literacy research journal. Jiménez and Goodwin will now start to transition into their new role and will begin adjudicating new manuscripts sometime in the fall. They will be taking over the helm from the current team of Linda Gambrell, Clemson University, and Susan Neuman, New York University.

  • July 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Jul 13, 2017

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors July 2017 meeting held in Orlando, FL, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • June 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Jun 19, 2017

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors June 2017 meeting, held remotely via video conference, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • ILA 2017 Board Election Results

    May 17, 2017

    ILA has elected Bernadette Dwyer as Vice President of the Board and Beverley E. Harris, Susan Paasch, and Julia Reynolds as new Board members-at-large for the 2017–2020 term, beginning at the ILA 2017 Conference & Exhibits in Orlando, FL, in July.

    Read more on Literacy Daily.

  • April 2017 Board Meeting Minutes Posted

    Apr 21, 2017

    The approved minutes of the ILA Board of Directors April 2017 meeting held at ILA's headquarters in Newark, DE, are available online here.

    Minutes of previous meetings are here, below the list of Board members.

  • ILA 2017 Board Election Schedule

    Mar 28, 2017

    The ILA 2017 Board Election is open online through 5:00 p.m. ET on May 9, 2017, to all active individual ILA members. Results will be announced in mid-May. The newly elected Board members will begin their terms at the ILA 2017 Conference & Exhibits in Orlando, Florida, July 15–17, 2017.

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