Date: Friday, September 21
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Established in 1922 and envisioned to be a “great outdoor museum of trees.” Situated on over 1,700 acres on the banks of the DuPage River in Lisle, IL… … More Field Trip: Morton Arboretum
Date: Wednesday, May 23rd Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Libraries are increasingly asked to lead their communities in addressing political and other hot button topics. However, staff may feel at a loss for how to approach these less traditional programming topics. At this panel, presenters will … More Civic Engagement at the Library: Programs for the Political Climate
Date: Thursday, March 15th Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Location: Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077 The maker movement has transformed learning in libraries, introducing maker education opportunities for underserved youth populations. But what are the best practices in facilitating making with youth and young adults? Dr. Shirin Vossoughi is an assistant professor of … More Equity in Making: A Framework for Embodied Learning and Educational Justice
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)
The RLACE committee, which has offered free continuing education opportunities for more than 25 years, is officially rebranding to Recharge: Continuing Education for Library Leaders. While our name is changing, our mission remains the same: to provide engaging, inspiring, and meaningful continuing education programs featuring area librarians and library staff who share their unique expertise … More Are You Ready to Recharge?
If someone’s not a famous person or relentless self-promoter, what can other people uncover about that person on the Internet for free? Steven Jablonski of the Skokie Public Library will explore the world of online public records and show how you can use this information to locate people and find out more about them. We … More Be An Online Detective!
Can you believe April’s halfway gone already? And that means it’s almost May? Which means then there’ll only be one month until summer reading kicks off?!? And THAT means, of course, that the year is almost half-way over (hope you’re doing better on those NY resolutions than I did). All of which leads to, of … More CE Around the State – May 2012
Welcome to a new monthly feature from RLA-CE. These posts are designed to gather upcoming continuing education opportunities in one place for you to review. We’ll be checking out the calendars for established groups such as LACONI and ARRT as well as the L2 calendar. The featured programs will be 3-6 weeks out so you have time to … More CE Around the State – October 2011
It seems like most libraries are downsizing their reference collections in favor or more electronic resources and a heavier reliance on free websites, but most are still purchasing reference books to some degree. The Scholarly Kitchen blog recently posted a recap of a debate that happened at the Profession and Scholarly Publishing Annual Conference. Here’s … More Are Reference Books Worth It?
We’re excited to add two new members to the RLA CE committee! A big part of what we do is stay on top of new developments and trends in libraries, so it’s important for us to add new perspectives as we plan future programs. Join us in welcoming Maggie Hommel and Leah White! Maggie Hommel … More Welcoming Two New Members