CE Around the State Programs

CE Around the State – June/July 2012

My apologies for the time between posts.  We’ve missed half of June, but let’s see what’s coming up in the second half and for July!

There’s a Webjunction workshop “That’s Not What I Said!”: Foundations of Interpersonal Communication on Tuesday, June 19th from 12pm-1pm.  Librarian  Melissa Powell will explore the different learning and communication styles, fears, insecurities and defense mechanisms that define interpersonal communication. FREE!

The Readers Advisory Interest Group is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 21 from 9:30-noon at the RAILS Wheeling building. FREE!

Moving into July, the Readers Advisory SIG is having a meeting on Tuesday, July 3rd from 9:30am-noon and the at the RAILS Burr Ridge (Conference Room B).  They’re talking WWII, so please read 2-3 books – one should be from a non-American point of view Books can be either fiction or narrative nonfiction. FREE!

The Freeport Art Museum and the Illinois Collections Preservation Network are hosting When Water Emergencies Strike Your Collections: Response Training and Workshop on Monday, July 9th from 9:00am-3:30 pm.  Anyone involved in disaster planning for collections or interested in disaster response training would benefit from attending this workshop.  If you want to attend, however, you must contact Bronwyn Eves at because seating is limited.  FREE!

Slam the Boards on Tuesday, July 10!  Promote librarians beyond the library! On the 10th of each month, visit your favorite “Social Q&A” sites (Yahoo Answers, Quora, WikiAnswers, etc.) and locate questions for which you can provide well-researched answers. Identify yourself as a librarian in your answer. Then post links to your answers on Twitter using the hashtag #slamtheboards. FREE!

Dominican University is hosting Planning to Plan – A Trustee’s Role on Saturday, July 14 from 9:30am-3:30pm.  Send a team of trustees and top library management for this day-long workshop to learn effective strategies and approaches to collaborative planning. Presenters Sharon and Dan Wiseman, who between them have more than 75 years of experience in organizational development. Clients include five state libraries, six university libraries, 50 libraries in seven states and ten library systems; they are also adjunct professors at GSLIS. Plus, they’re just awesome people.

The Genealogy/Local History Networking Group is meeting on July 18 from 9:30-11:30am at the Ela Area Public Library.  The meetings are open to anyone who is involved with genealogy or local history as part of their library job, or who has a personal interest. FREE!

The Western Suburbs Readers Advisory SIG will meet on Tuesday, July 31 from 9:30am-noon at the RAILS Geneva Building (River Room).  They’re working on genre studies for Readers’ Advisors and other interested library staff. The 2-year project focuses on “must know” authors and books in various genres as outlined by the Adult Reading Round Table. FREE!

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