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We will be attending the annual Iowa Library Association conference next week, will you?

We are pleased to announce that we will attend ILA next week in Coralville, Iowa. We will be in booth #7 and will be giving out bookmarks and rose gold pens. We would love it if you took a moment to stop by and chat.

Did you know Advantage does more than just newspapers? Adding other historical documents such as Yearbooks, City Directories, Maps and Atlases, Loose Bound Books, and Photographic Material can create a much better picture of the historical events that happened in your community. Look at the following archive to see the large variety of content that these communities have added!

Marion, IA Archive

Green County, IA Archive

ABOUT ILA

“The Iowa Library Association was founded on September 2, 1890, at the State Library in the Capitol building, as the Iowa Library Society. Ada North, Librarian at the State University of Iowa at Iowa City, initiated the first meeting with the help of four other organizers including Mary Miller, State Librarian; T.S. Parvin, Iowa Masonic Library; Clara M. Smith, Burlington Public Library; and Clara C. Dwight, Dubuque Y.M. Library.

The five organizers were joined by twelve other librarians who borrowed bylaws which had been adopted by the New York Library Association on July 11th of that year. Iowa became the second state to have a library association, with Mary H. Miller as the first president. The bylaws called for dues of one dollar per year, and called for an annual meeting at the State Library during the week of the State Fair.

The timeline on the following pages covers the highlights of ILA’s history from its founding until 2015. It is being presented in celebration of the Iowa Library Association’s 125th anniversary of its founding.

The information from this timeline came from issues of ILA’s The Catalyst and the booklet published by the Iowa Library Association in 1990 entitled A Century of Iowa Libraries in Association: A History of the Iowa Library Association 1890-1990 by William M. Cochran.” Found directly from IowaHeritage.Org

 

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