Are You Ready to Recharge?

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?

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