CE Around the State – October 2011

Welcome to a new monthly feature from RLA-CE.  These posts are designed to gather upcoming continuing education opportunities in one place for you to review.  We’ll be checking out the calendars for established groups such as LACONI and ARRT as well as the L2 calendar.  The featured programs will be 3-6 weeks out so you have time to register and get permission from your institution.

We’re also always on the lookout for great CE, so if you know of a group or source that offers workshops, classes, webinars, or other training, please let us know!

Since this is RLA-CE’s website, hopefully you won’t begrudge us promoting our program first.  We’re hosting Mobile Solutions for Libraries on Thursday, November 10th from 9:30-noon at the Northbrook Public Library.  Toby Greenwalt will give us a better understanding of the various tools our patrons can use to meet their library needs. FREE 😀

LACONI’s fall program is Top Tech Trends: Planning for the Road Ahead.  Jason Griffey, Associate Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga is the featured speaker.  Thursday, October 6th from 9:30-3:00 at the Skokie Public Library.  Not free 😦

ARRT has two programs in October.  Crossover Connection: Linking Your Adult and Teen Collections will be held on Tuesday, October 11th from 1:30-3:30 at the Schaumburg Public Library.  Not free 😦  Their fall book discussion of The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet will take place on Wednesday, October 26th from 1:30-3:30 at the Niles Public LIbrary.  This is FREE 😀 but you have to get your copy of the book on your own.

Dominican is sponsoring a three part workshop on storytelling on October 9, November 6 and December 4.  Yes, those are all Sundays.  Not free 😦

Dominican is sponsoring a workshop on Problem Solving on Thursday, October 13th.  Diane Decker is the facilitator and if you’ve never been to one of her programs, you’re missing out.  Not free 😦

Don’t forget the best bang for your CE buck – the ILA Annual Conference!  This is one of the best events in the state.  Plus, this is the first year it will be held in Rosemont.  Not free 😦 but sooo worth it.

There’s an interesting WebJunction course on using skill-based volunteers in Public Libraries on Wednesday, October 19th from 1:00-2:00.  Webjunction is a great resource for continuing education.  They cover a wide range of library-related topics and best of all, most are FREE 😀

WebJunction is hosting another webinar on Tuesday, October 25th (1:00-2:00) entitled Teaming Up With Teens@ Your Library.  And yes, I had to double check to make sure it wasn’t ‘Teeming.’  FREE 😀

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