Emotional Labor in Library Work

Date: Friday, May 28, 2021Time: 10-11:30 amLocation: Zoom Feeling exhausted and burnt out? Emotional labor, or the internal work required to regulate one’s emotions when dealing with patrons and co-workers, may be partially to blame. In this Zoom presentation, a panel of library professionals will share strategies staff can utilize to combat the negative effects … More Emotional Labor in Library Work

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Update: We are no longer accepting applications for the Recharge Committee. Thank you to everyone who applied. 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 to fill open spaces on the committee with people who are … More Join us!

Personality Tests for Staff Development

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020 Time: 10-11:30 AM Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom Personality tests can be helpful for self-discovery and reflection, but what about as a tool for library staff development? In this Zoom presentation, we’ll hear from library staff who have used the SELF, Color Code, and StrengthsFinder tests about how they work … More Personality Tests for Staff Development

After the Latest Trend: How to Identify Trends in Your Community

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 Time: 10-11:30 AM Location: Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193 Keeping up with the latest trends in libraries and beyond can be exciting but also overwhelming. Learn some tips for spotting trends in your own community and getting buy-in from your boss for the next … More After the Latest Trend: How to Identify Trends in Your Community

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Update: We are no longer accepting applications for the Recharge Committee. Thank you to everyone who applied. 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 … 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