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

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

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

Join Us! (Updated)

  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)

One Time, at Tech Camp: Modern Learning Environments Teens Love

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm Location: Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst IL, 60126 Today, many libraries are seeing teens fall for ongoing technology-focused camps. Going beyond what a single program accomplishes, tech camps build a learning environment for exploration and camaraderie. Speakers will discuss Gail Borden Public Library’s Summer Digital Media … More One Time, at Tech Camp: Modern Learning Environments Teens Love