Jobs & College & Careers, Oh My!

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!

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

The Future of Newspapers and Libraries? Surprise! There IS One!

Seriously.  There will be  a future and that future will include newspapers and libraries.  Whew, I’m glad THAT’s settled. OK, it’s a bit more complicated than that, of course.  Today’s program on the changes occurring in newspapers and their impact on libraries shed some much-needed light on how newspapers got themselves into their current situation, … More The Future of Newspapers and Libraries? Surprise! There IS One!

Upcoming Program: The Future of Newspapers and What it Means to Libraries

Newspapers across the country have been going through major changes.  Most have gotten smaller to some degree.  Many have cut staffs.  Some have even given up paper for an all-web presence. Librarians are paying close attention to these changes because newspapers are so integrated into the services we provide.  We all have “The News Crew” … More Upcoming Program: The Future of Newspapers and What it Means to Libraries

Reference librarians in the age of Google

Has anyone else out there read this recent article from Duke magazine, “Brave New World: Reference Librarians in the Age of Google“? There’s nothing really new in it from what I could tell. It mostly talks about the challenge librarians are facing adapting to a world in which most people start searching for information on … More Reference librarians in the age of Google