CE Around the State Programs

CE Around the State – April 2013

Phew, April snuck up on me there!  I must have been distracted by all the sunshine, singing birds, and March Madness.  Apologies for the short notice on some of these, but here is your continuing education round up for the month of April.  Be on the lookout for another great RLA-CE program coming up, to be announced.


Webjunction hosts So Many Devices, So Little Time on April 3 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  The webinar will offer practical guidance in helping patrons with a variety of gadgets, hosting one-on-one sessions, and creating instructional materials.  Information hereFREE!

LACONI hosts TSS: Interviewing & Interdepartmental Communication on April 5 at 9:50am at White Oak Library District in Romeoville.  The Management Association will address the legal aspects of the interview process.  Information and registration here.

Head to Fremont Public Library for Connect, Create, Collaborate: Working in the Cloud with Web Apps on April 6 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Information hereFREE!

Tinker will meet on April 9 from 9:30am to 11:30am at Schaumburg Township District Library.  Tinker is a “technology networking group for library staff who work–-or want to work–-with children, teens, and technology.”  Information hereFREE!

Webjunction offers another webinar, Engaging Stakeholders, the First Step to Creating a Digitally Inclusive Community.  Tune in April 10 at 12:00pm.  Information hereFREE!

As always, Slam the Boards on the 10th of each month.  Hit your favorite social Q&A sites, answer questions librarian-style, identify yourself as a librarian, and post links to Twitter #slamtheboards.

We all need it sometimes—Positive Responses to Challenging Situations is April 11 from 9:00am to 12:30pm at Matteson Public Library.  Diane Decker will present “positive approaches to challenging situations, and strategies for developing more productive relationships with bosses, co-workers, and patrons.”  Information here.

Head to Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library on April 11, from 10:00am to 3:30pm for Empowering Library Staff to Meet the Needs of the Spanish Speaking Community.  Information hereFREE!

Dominican University’s Follett Lecture featuring Mary Minow is April 15 at 6:00pm at the university’s Martin Recital Hall.  Ms. Minow will present “Copyright in the Digital Age—Some Unexpected Considerations.”  Information hereFREE!

NISO and RAILS sponsor EPUB3 and the Future of Interoperable E-Books on April 17 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  This videoconference will be held at the RAILS EAST Peoria location.  More information hereFREE!

Butler Book Banter meets on the third Thursday of each month to talk children’s literature and network at Dominican University’s Crown Library.  Head over April 18 at 7:00pm.  Register hereFREE!

LACONI’s Responsive Web Design is April 19 from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Skokie Public Library. Matthew Reidsma will present an intro to responsive design, then walk attendees through creating a simple webpage that looks great across a variety of websites.  Information and registration here.

The Former NSLS Youth Managers’ Meeting is April 19 from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Des Plaines Public Library.  All YS managers in the RAILS area are welcome.  RSVP to Stephanie Spetter,

Head to Gail Borden Public Library for Grow as a Pro: Making the Most of Your Time on April 23, from 9:30am to 1:00pm.  Diane Decker will present on time management and professional development.  Information here.

Academically-inclined folk may want to check out ALA Techsource’s webinar workshop, Teaching Information Literacy with Discovery Tools.  On April 24 at 1:30pm.  More information here.

LACONI will host a Poetry Foundation Tour on April 26 from 9:45am to 12:00pm.  Celebrate National Poetry month with a tour of the Foundation’s new building in Chicago.  Information and registration hereFREE!

LACONI also hosts Every Child Ready to Read: 2nd Edition on April 26, from 9:30am to 4:00pm at Schaumburg Township District Library.  Explore early literacy practices in this demonstration and hands-on event.  Information and registration here.

Webjunction closes out the month with a webinar, Extending Access to E-Books for Public Libraries: New Strategies on April 30 at 12:00pm.  The event will explore the big picture of e-books in public libraries, including public policy, data collection, and content creation.  Information hereFREE!

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