The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) is a forum of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) and a chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Academic libraries in this document are defined as college, community, technical and junior colleges and university libraries as well as research libraries not affiliated with academic institutions.
The mission of IACRL is to promote the interests of academic libraries and the personnel of those libraries; to enhance the abilities of academic library personnel to identify and meet the information needs of current and potential library users; and to develop and promote leadership to the academic library community.
IACRL does not currently have a stand-alone conference. It holds a Luncheon and Business Meeting at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference each year, and it encourages academic librarian participation in other Conference activities, including the "IACRL @ ILA" program track and the Academic Libraries Unconference.