CE Around the State

CE Around the State – November 2013

Hello again, and welcome back to another round of autumn offerings in Libraryland! Kicking off the selections is this webinar from WebJunctionServing Job Seekers: Library and Workforce System Partnerships That Work happening tomorrow, November 6 from 1-2 p.m.–still time to register! In this webinar, learn how innovative partnerships between state and local libraries and their workforce systems can amplify services to meet community employment needs. Innovative partnerships between state and local libraries and their workforce systems can amplify services to meet community employment needs, including the needs of businesses, veterans, Spanish-language speakers and other sectors. Learn more and REGISTER HERE. FREE

And don’t forget about our next program, The Three Faces of Apps: App Programming, App Advisory, App Discovery, is coming up on Thursday, November 7th, 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. in the Cardinal Room of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library! Join Amy Holcomb of the Northbrook Public Library, Heather Love Beverley of the Cook Memorial Public Library, and Anne Belden of the Ela Area Public Library for a discussion of apps in the library world. Topics covered will include ideas for library programs with apps for adults and children, tips on app advisory, and a segment on app discovery, in which a variety of useful and fun apps, both general and library-specific, will be presented. Boost your creativity and productivity using apps and introduce new resources to your patrons.

After the program, there will be an optional tour of the newly renovated Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

When: Thursday, November 7th, 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Cardinal Room

FREE Sponsored by H.W. Wilson, Gale Cengage Learning and TBS



Those of you out there working in Youth Services may want to attend the YS Programmers Meeting Friday, November 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 a.m. at Vernon Area Public Library District. Network and share ideas with fellow children’s programmers. This meeting will be completely devoted to STEM programming with three guest speakers. Learn more and RSVP HERE. FREE


More fun stuff for YS and beyond at the Tinker Meeting Tuesday, November 12, 2013 form 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Wilmette Public Library District. Experience hands-on ideas for youth library technology programming. We’ll play Minecraft and discuss related programming. We’ll also experiment with a 3D printer. For more information, please contact Janet Piehl at 847-256-6945 or REGISTER HERE. FREE


We all know that sometimes working in a library can be a bit on the exasperating side, so this WebJunction web conference, WJ: Grace Under Pressure: Tips & Tricks to Cultivate a Positive Approach, Tuesday, November 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., is right on time. It explores stress-reduction skills and strategies to help face challenging situations that impact our personal work styles, our organizations, and the communities we serve. REGISTER HERE. FREE


Excited about the 3M Cloud Library platform, but wishing you knew more about it? Then register for one of several sessions of eRead Illinois: 3M Cloud Library Training at Forsyth Public Library Thursday, November 14 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., 10:15-11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Look for a Q&A period to answer all of your questions about the 3M Cloud Library and the eRead Illinois grant. Feel free to bring a personal e-Reading device so you can try it for yourself. We’ll also be bringing our technology petting zoo, so you’ll feel comfortable assisting patrons after the session. Presented by: Lesley Zavediuk, eRead Illinois E-book Trainer/Coordinator (IHLS) Questions? Please contact Lesley Zavediuk at or 618.656.3216 ext. 424. REGISTER HERE. FREE


Finally, join Thom Barthelmess, curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center and fellow children’s literature enthusiasts on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Dominican University for lively book discussion, socializing and snacks at B3 Butler Book Banter. Visit the Butler Center blog at for the books we’ll be reading. Registration is recommended and all are welcome, whether or not you’ve read the books. This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System. REGISTER HERE. FREE


See you in December!

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