Date: Friday, April 29, 2016 Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Location: DuPage Children’s Museum – 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540 As more libraries provide hands-on learning experiences and interactive spaces for children and families, we can learn from children’s museums and their knowledge of child development, exhibit design, and techniques for scaffolding … More Field Trip: DuPage Children’s Museum
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Time: 9:30am-12:00pm Location: Naperville Public Library – 95th Street Library Are you interested in starting a 3D printing program at your library, or do you already have one and would like to learn some tips and tricks from other libraries? At the 3D Printing Summit, you will hear from four libraries … More 3D Printing Summit
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Time: 2:00-4:00pm Location: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Hendrickson Room on the 2nd Floor Join the Recharge Committee for a great presentation and panel discussion at Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 30. Our speakers will share their expertise in providing library services to set teens down the right road … More Jobs & College & Careers, Oh My!
Date: October 30, 2015 Time: 9am-4pm Location: Gail Borden Public Library District, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120 Looking to re-energize your innovation and creativity? Join us as we transform to Recharge: Continuing Education for Library Leaders at our first Unconference. You’ll participate in hands-on learning activities, hear from innovators in the field, and be … More Recharge Unconference 2015
In addition to Beck Tench as the keynote speaker, the Recharge Unconference offers amazing local librarians leading mini workshops. Your library peers will share their best tools to empower you to regain energy, get inspired, and increase creativity. Check out the full line up of Recharge Workshops below! Build New Partnerships Through Shared Economy Amy … More Check Out the Recharge Workshop Line Up!
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Time: 9:30-11am Location: Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg IL Join the Recharge Committee for a great panel discussion at the Schaumburg Township District Library on Wednesday, November 11. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention reports that one in 68 children have autism—and the numbers are rising. … More Programming through Partnership for Adults with High-Functioning Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome
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
Date: Friday, September 18th, 2015 Time: 2:00pm or 4:00pm Where: Latitude Chicago — 1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60622 Shared workspaces, incubators and collaborative equipment are a rapidly growing trend across industries. Join us for a tour of one such workspace and gallery at Latitude Chicago. Afterwards, discuss with colleagues over a pint at Kaiser … More Field Trip: Latitude Chicago
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?
Date: Friday, June 12, 2015 Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm Location: Downers Grove Public Library, Meeting Room A&B Community engagement is a buzz term right now in the library world for good reason. Now more than ever, libraries must look outside library walls to work with the community in new ways. Join the RLA-CE Committee for … More Creating Community Connections