Registration begins July 14, 2014, for Library OnCon. Library OnCon is a brand new networking event for public librarians, taking place virtually through Google Hangouts. This initial meeting takes place on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. Keynote speaker R. David Lankes will broadcast his presentation live via Google Hangouts on Air. Afterward, participants can join in a live Google Hangout video breakout session with nine other participants, based on categories of interest ranging from Business Librarianship to Community Engagement. The breakout session moderators include: Michael Campagna, Barrington Area Library; Jennifer Drinka, Crystal Lake Public Library; Emily Vinci, Schaumburg Township District Library; Leah White, Ela Area Public Library; and Shannon Distel, Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Conference organizers are Barbara Alvarez and Gwyneth Stupar, Barrington Area Library.
No travel/hotel costs. No transportation. No conflicting schedules. Just ideas, inspiration, and conversation.