One Book, Full of Win: Building Successful Community Reading Programs

Community reading programs, including “one book” initiatives, are the latest trend in public libraries, joining several local organizations and generations together for a common cause. Experts Liz Kirchhoff from the Barrington Area Library, Lynnanne Pearson from the Skokie Public Library, and Erica Christianson from the Ela Area Public Library will discuss successes and give practical … More One Book, Full of Win: Building Successful Community Reading Programs

Libraries at the Ready: Helping Patrons Find the Right Financial Tools and Resources

Libraries have always been a place for the community to gain information about personal finance.  However, since 2008, the rules have changed.  What resources are up-to-date and which ones are still useful?  Join us for an informative session with Karen Chan, a financial educator and Certified Financial Planner, to learn how to best work with … More Libraries at the Ready: Helping Patrons Find the Right Financial Tools and Resources

CE Around the State – February 2013

Ah, February.  Love is in the air, slush is on the ground, strange creatures stumble from their hibernation into the library.  Escape it all, and attend some continuing education events, why not?  (They’re bound to be heated, and will probably have coffee or hot chocolate—what’s not to love?) Be on the lookout for upcoming RLA-CE … More CE Around the State – February 2013

Remember the Past, Transform the Future

This morning, 40 librarians joined RLA CE Committee members for our annual fall field trip. This year, the group toured the recently opened Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, located in Skokie, IL. Besides being quite an impressive facility, the museum contains an incredible collection of artifacts, artwork, videos, and other materials that combine to … More Remember the Past, Transform the Future