Programs Resources

Build Your Personal Brand

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pmbuildyourbrandgraphic

Location: Des Plaines Public Library,  1501 Ellinwood Avenue, Des Plaines

Your personal and professional brand is important. It matters when you seek a new position, promotion, or any kind of new pursuit. During this panel discussion, you will learn how to present yourself within your community as well as in the larger library world to meet your professional goals. Stay after the panel presentation for a LinkedIn/resume session with a peer review and the opportunity to get a professional head shot.

  • Get a digital professional headshot with Sabella Photography
  • LinkedIn Session and Profile/Resume Peer Review


Cost: FREE – Sponsored by H.W. Wilson, Recorded Books, and TBS



Shannon Distel — Specialty Info Services Manager, Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Amy Koester — You & Family Program Supervisor, Skokie Public Library

Roberta Johnson — Assistant Director, Des Plaines Public Library



Build Your Personal Brand slides (Distel)

Tips for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing (Johnson)

Creating Opportunities Through Purposeful Self-Promotion slides (Koester)

Personal Branding Resources (Recharge Committee)

Audio Recording Part 1 of 2 (58:08)

Audio Recording Part 2 of 2 (1:13:44)


The Young and the Restless: Reaching Patrons in Their 20s and 30s

Date: June 3, 2014

Time: 9:30-12pm

Location: Des Plaines Public Library

Curious about how libraries are connecting with this hard to reach demographic? Come hear librarians from 3 different libraries talk about strategies, programs and collections for the Millennials.


  • Alicia Hammond, Community Engagement Librarian, Forest Park Public Library
  • Rebecca Malinowski, Librarian, Oak Park Public Library
  • Emily Vinci, Reader’s Advisory Librarian, Schaumburg Township District Library


Emily Vinci, Schaumburg Public Library:

Alicia Hammond, Forest Park Public Library:

Rebecca Malinowski, RAILS (formerly of Oak Park Public Library):