Introducing the Recharge Unconference Keynote Speaker

The Recharge Unconference is quickly approaching in October! We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our amazing keynote speaker Beck Tench. Beck Tench is an independent educator, storyteller, technologist, and designer who writes, draws, and presents on fear, failure, and change. Beck will open the unconference with this talk: Librarians in Space: How to make … More Introducing the Recharge Unconference Keynote Speaker

Genealogy Without Fear: Taking the Foolishness Out of Family Trees

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm Location: Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trl, Lake Zurich, IL (Rooms A and B) Genealogy research is no April Fool’s joke. Genealogy reference questions can be intimidating, especially for the non-genealogist. Reference librarian and genealogy specialist Carol Bartlett will walk you through getting patrons started with their genealogical inquiries.  Learn … More Genealogy Without Fear: Taking the Foolishness Out of Family Trees

Displays on Parade

Date: September 23, 2014 Time: 9:30am-12:30pm Location: Barrington Area Library Tired of doing the same old book displays? Need inspiration for displays that are fresh, clever, visually appealing, and designed to drive circulation? Join Steven Jablonski of Skokie Public Library for a rundown of rules of thumb to use when thinking up your own thematic displays. … More Displays on Parade

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

The Three Faces of Apps: App Programming, App Advisory, App Discovery

Wondering how you can use apps at your library to enhance patron services or maybe just make life easier for yourself? Well wonder no more–our next program, The Three Faces of Apps: App Programming, App Advisory, App Discovery, is coming up on Thursday, November 7th, 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. in the Cardinal Room of the Arlington Heights … More The Three Faces of Apps: App Programming, App Advisory, App Discovery