Book a Librarian: What Works, What Doesn’t

Date: June 24, 2014 Time: 2:30-4:30pm Location: Mt. Prospect Public Library Looking for new ways to expand services to your patrons? Mount Prospect Public Library has offered a “Reference by Appointment” service since 2008.  Learn how this service has grown and evolved to meet the needs of patrons researching a variety of topics. To address the unique … More Book a Librarian: What Works, What Doesn’t

Maker Spaces on a Budget

Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Schaumburg Township District Library Join us for a panel discussion including Mike Campagna of Barrington Area Library, Amanda Margis of Warren-Newport Public Library, and Elizabeth Ludemann from Morton Grove Public Library as they discuss ideas for maker programming, solutions to the ever-present issues of space and … More Maker Spaces on a Budget

The Young and the Restless: Reaching Patrons in Their 20s and 30s

Date: June 3, 2014 Time: 9:30-12pm Location: Des Plaines Public Library Curious about how libraries are connecting with this hard to reach demographic? Come hear librarians from 3 different libraries talk about strategies, programs and collections for the Millennials. Presenters: Alicia Hammond, Community Engagement Librarian, Forest Park Public Library Rebecca Malinowski, Librarian, Oak Park Public … More The Young and the Restless: Reaching Patrons in Their 20s and 30s

CE Around the State – January 2014

Holidays are over and the winds are blustering–welcome back to another selection of continuing education highlights from around the state.   It may seem a little early to start thinking about your summer reading program, but not necessarily–come out to the Performer Showcase/Summer Reading Kickoff Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Rock Falls … More CE Around the State – January 2014

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 WebJunction, Serving 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 … More CE Around the State – November 2013

CE Around the State – October 2013

Back again for another roundup of great continuing education programs happening out in Libraryland, the end of October is looking great! If you have any energy left after ILA, that is… First, however, I want to remind you about OUR next program happening NEXT month, The Three Faces of Apps: App Programming, App Advisory, App Discovery, is coming … More CE Around the State – October 2013