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

Career Roadmap: Strategies to Chart a Path & Build Connections

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193 Learning non-linear ways to road-map your career, this event will provide you the opportunity for meaningful professional connections. Participants will learn strategies to supplement their career, and will be inspired by our speaker’s stories … More Career Roadmap: Strategies to Chart a Path & Build Connections

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

Civic Engagement at the Library: Programs for the Political Climate

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

Equity in Making: A Framework for Embodied Learning and Educational Justice

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

Beyond Staff Day: Everyday employee engagement

Date: Friday, February 2nd Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Location: Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090 Studies show that employee engagement correlates with increased productivity and service, job satisfaction and retention of top talent. How are libraries engaging their employees and cultivating supportive staff environments in ways that go … More Beyond Staff Day: Everyday employee engagement