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
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
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 Time: 11 am Location: Graceland Cemetery, 4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613 One of the best sources for a community’s history can be found in the local cemetery, and Chicago is no exception. In fact, it contains some of the most historic in the country, the foremost of which is Graceland … More Graceland Cemetery Tour
Date: September 9, 2014 Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Location: Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL Interested in creating more arts programming at your library, or learning how to use art to create a culture of creativity at your library? Join RLA-CE for a tour of Lillstreet Art Center. Learn about Lillstreet’s philosophy, best practices … More Lillstreet Art Center Tour
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
Registration begins July 14, 2014, for Library OnCon. Library OnCon is a brand new networking event for public librarians, taking place virtually through Google Hangouts. This initial meeting takes place on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. Keynote speaker R. David Lankes will broadcast his presentation live via Google Hangouts on Air. Afterward, participants … More Here comes Library OnCon!
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
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