CE Around the State – November 2012

Holiday season is fast approaching, and continuing education is the gift that keeps on giving!  If you’re able to squeeze any in during this busy time, a list of November programs and webinars follows.

RLA-CE has a program this month:  The Modern Discussion Group—Books Optional on Monday, November 26, 9:30am to 12:00pm at the Northbrook Public Library Auditorium.  Register here.

A little further down the line, RLA-CE will be having a stop-motion video program.  Save the date for December 12, 9:30 at Barrington Area Library. It will be both presentation and hands-on activities.

Children’s librarians may be interested in checking out Free Form Free For All at Vaspasian Warner PLD on November 2 from 9:15am to 12:00pm.  They’ll “discuss new books, old favorites, program ideas and crafts, and are welcome questions on all topics relating to youth services.”  

Contact Paula Lopatic (lopatic@vwarner.org) if you plan to attend.  FREE!

Webjunction offers The Power of the Image webinar November 6, at 1:00pm.  Geared towards presenters and visual communication.  Information and registration hereFREE!

YLA Programmers Group meets November 9, 9:00am to 12:00pm at Ela Area Public Library.  If interested in attending, please contact Kay Chisamore at kchisamore@eapl.orgFREE!

As always, make sure you Slam the Boards on the 10th.  Promote libraries beyond their walls and hit your favorite Q&A social sites (Yahoo Answers, Quora, WikiAnswers, etc.) to answer questions librarian-style.  In your answers, identify yourself as a librarian, then post links to your answers on Twitter using the hashtag #slamtheboards.  FREE! 

Youth Librarian Networking Group meets November 12, 9:00am to 12:00pm at the RAILS Wheeling location.  FREE!

If you’re looking to up your advocacy efforts, check out Webjunction webinar Energize Your Base: Tips and tools to raise awareness and build support for library services.  It’s November 14, at 12:00pm.  Information and registration hereFREE!

We all undoubtedly know someone who could benefit from LACONI’s How to Safely Manage Disruptive Patrons Presented by CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 9am-12pm.  The event is at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook.  Register here.

Dominican University’s Thom Barthelmess hosts Butler Book Banter at the University’s Butler Center on November 15 at 7:00pm.  Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month to discuss children’s literature.  Register hereFREE!

LACONI will be hosting Bite-Sized Marketing with Nancy Dowd of Novelist and The M-Word Blog on November 16, from 9:15am to 1:00pm.  The event is at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.  Register here.

The Collection Development Librarians Networking Group meets November 16, 9:30am to 12:00pm at Schaumburg Township District Library.  FREE!

Changing the Face of Summer Reading is November 16, from 9:30am to 3:00pm at Fountaindale Public Library.  Presented by LACONI.  Register here.

LACONI event Shift Happens! Technology Training at Your Library takes place November 16, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  Register here.

ALA Techsource is offering a webinar series, Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service.  This month’s session is “Learn about Makerspaces from the Innovators at Cleveland Public Library” on November 19 at 1:00pm.  Register hereFREE!


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