That’s right. It’s time to start planning your 2013. Undoubtedly one of your New Year’s resolutions was to up your game and become an even more amazing librarian, right? If so, RLA-CE can help you check that one off the list with these awesome opportunities in January.
The next NSLS Marketing CoP Meeting is January 4, 9:30am – 11:30am at Fox River Valley Public Library. Swing by for this networking opportunity and a presentation on “Augmented Reality in Libraries.” RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE!
RAILS is hosting a Horror Fiction event on January 8, 9:30am – 12:30pm at the RAILS Burr Ridge Conference Room. Discuss horror fiction with the group and be prepared to booktalk a few you’ve read. FREE!
As always, Slam the Boards on January 10. “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!
The School Facilitators Networking Group next meets January 14, 9:00am to 12:00pm at the RAILS Wheeling Learning Center. These public library school liaisons meet five times during the school year to share ideas, concerns, and questions. Enrollment is always open. More info here. FREE!
Adult Reading Round Table is having its quarterly literary fiction book discussion group January 14 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at Berwyn Public Library. They’ll be discussing The Night Circus as well as share best practices for leading book discussions. Information and registration here.
A delicious-sounding webinar from Webjunction: The Impact of an Ice Cream Sundae is January 15 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Explore how libraries and community organizations can partner and collaborate for success. Register here. FREE!
If you’re interested in Drupal or already using it, stop by the Chicagoland Drupal Group’s next meeting, January 15, 9:30am – 12:00pm at the Oak Park Public Library. FREE!
Children’s lit enthusiasts can join Thom Barthelmess at Dominican University’s Crown Library for Butler Book Banter on January 17, 7:00pm. Register here.
Webjunction is offering the Creating a Culture of Innovation in your Library and Community webinar on January 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Heather Braum will present. Register here. FREE!
ALA Techsource is hosting a two-part webinar workshop called Creating a Digital Media Space for Today’s Teens presented by Corey Wittig. Part 1 is January 24, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, and part 2 is January 31, 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Info and registration here.
Techies can attend the RAILS Tech Services Networking Group meeting January 31, 10:00am – 12:00pm at Tinley Park Public Library. Discuss the latest issues in processing, vendors, collection management, cataloging, and more. FREE!
RLA-CE will have some great programs coming up soon for you in the next few months; check back here for details!