Continuing Education News
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 9:30 to noon.
Where: Bloomingdale Public Library,101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL.
9:30-10 a.m.: Sign-in, Coffee, Breakfast, and Networking.
10-10:30 a.m.: Business Meeting Highlights from the recent COSUGI (Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group) conference. Highlights presented by Richard Shurman,CCS Administrator.
10:30-a.m. - noon: COSUGI sharing sessions
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about SirsiDynix and network with other users!
To register for the program, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/SLUISPRING2013
For further meeting information, contact Liz Steffensen at 847-669-5386 ext. 19. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 11th. There is no fee to attend this program.
The ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 27-July 2, is shaping up to be another outstanding professional development opportunity. Hope you will be able to take advantage of it being so close this year.
Early bird registration ends on April 12th, so I wanted to alert you to make sure you can take advantage of discounted rate. Registration info is at http://www.alaannual.org
Programs and conversations will cover digital content and e-books, technology in libraries, innovation, books and authors, transformation, leadership, library advocacy, community engagement, and other topics. High-profile speakers already confirmed include Alice Walker, Jaron Lanier, Ann Patchett, Cory Doctorow, Congressman John Lewis, Khaled Hosseini, Asi Burak, Veronica Roth, Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick, Temple Grandin, Giada De Laurentiis, Jonathan Kozol, and Lee Rainie. There will be significant programming around maker innovations including a preconference, a Maker Showcase, a Maker Pavilion and Interactive Demo Area, and MAKE Magazine’s Mark Frauenfelder.
The exhibits host hundreds of authors including Live @yourlibrary Reading Stage and PopTop Stage, products and services with the 800+ exhibitors, poster sessions, ARCs, special Pavilions, What’s Cooking@ALA Cookbook and Graphic Novel/Gaming Stages, "Artist Alley," and Wrap Up/Rev Up.
The Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre is bringing "Best of the Second City" to McCormick Place for the ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash on Saturday evening. And for the fitness minded, the 5K Fun Run and Walk also offers discounted registration until April 12.
The award celebrations include the Caldecott Medal 75th anniversary, the second-ever Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet, Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast, Stonewall Book Awards Brunch, Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon, Michael L. Printz Program and Reception, and others.
And you can get a more detailed picture from the preliminary list of programs. And anyone who needs help in making their case will find helpful resources at Make your case to attend. You can stay in touch, get updates, and join the conversations on the website at alaannual.org; Twitter: #ala2013; the Facebook Event; and the Pinterest page.
Hope to see you in Chicago!
-Michael Dowling, Director, ALA Chapter Relations Office
If you will be in Indianapolis on April 9, 2013, the day before the ACRL Conference begins, plan to attend a free WorldShare Interlibrary Loan workshop at the IUPUI University Library to learn how you can prepare for use of the new service starting in April 2013. This session, “Getting Ready for OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Tools and Tips,” will provide an overview of the new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service along with information to support your transition to the new service. Specifically, it will concentrate on how to manage Borrower and Lender activities in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Registration Note: times shown are EST.
Registration Now Open for “On the Front Lines” Conference
“On the Front Lines,” a highly acclaimed continuing education opportunity sponsored by the Illinois State Library for “front line” library staff, returns for a ninth time to the University of Illinois Springfield, August 5–7. Participants are eligible to attend from public, academic, school, and special libraries. Registration is now open through L2 at http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=14610.
“On the Front Lines” is designed to equip and enlighten front line staff with training, exposure, and the latest technology tools and techniques that will enable them to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their patrons. There will be approximately 40 concurrent sessions. Topics will include emerging trends related to social media and libraries, E-books, 3D printers, using digital media labs, common core education standards, library apps, and using sign language to promote literacy.
The registration fee is $15 per person, which covers all programs and conference supplied meals. Forty scholarships will be awarded to help defray the costs to attend “On the Front Lines.” A scholarship underwrites the cost of the registration fee and a two-night hotel stay. The scholarship does not cover travel or incidentals. Apply for a scholarship at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/otfl2013.
As seen in E-news from the ISL 3/29/2013.