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If you’re an information professional eager to get involved in the library world and create learning opportunities for other library professionals, consider joining the Recharge Committee! We’re looking for people who are creative, organized, and motivated to try new things. Recharge is committed to providing free continuing education opportunities that address new and emerging technologies, transcend department … More Join us!

Partner Power: Tapping the Unlimited Power of Community Engagement

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 Time: 10 AM – 12 PM Location: Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library – 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120 What does it take to be a powerful partner? Learn from the Gail Borden Public Library Community Engagement Team and their Community Partners on what it takes to make an impact in … More Partner Power: Tapping the Unlimited Power of Community Engagement

Creating a Culture of Contribution: A Fresh Look at Participatory Learning in Libraries

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077, Radmacher Room Join the Recharge Committee for a workshop on participatory culture in libraries. Participatory experiences put the user in charge of their learning and provide the opportunity for meaningful community connections. Learn strategies to facilitate and scale … More Creating a Culture of Contribution: A Fresh Look at Participatory Learning in Libraries

Interview: Mark Aaron Polger, founder of Marketing Libraries Journal

Mark Aaron Polger is the First Year Outreach Librarian at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY), and an Information Literacy Instructor at ASA College. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Marketing Libraries Journal, a new open source, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that is dedicated to research in library marketing and its components. … More Interview: Mark Aaron Polger, founder of Marketing Libraries Journal

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  We are no longer accepting applications for the Recharge Committee. Thank you to everyone who applied. -Recharge Committee 7/7/17 If you’re an information professional eager to get involved in the library world and create learning opportunities for other library professionals, consider joining the Recharge Committee! We’re looking for people who are creative, organized, and motivated … More Join Us! (Updated)

Building Online Community with LocalWiki

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Morton Grove Public Library — 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053 Libraries are working harder than ever to discover new and exciting ways to work with the community. Virtual community engagement is one of those ways. Librarians nationwide have begun participating in the LocalWiki … More Building Online Community with LocalWiki