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European Librarians Discuss Their Institutions and Programs
Thursday October 10, 2013
On the next episode of AL Live, we'll take a trip overseas. Our panel of international experts will discuss how some of Europe's top libraries currently see the role of the library and the librarian.
Among the topics we'll be discussing:
Joining us for this discussion are:
Join SLA Illinois and KM Chicago on October 8 for
Knowledge Transfer: Retaining Expertise When the Experts Leave
Does it often seem that the only constant is change in your workplace? How can you capture the hard won critical knowledge, information, expertise, insights and wisdom before it is lost to staff retirements or reorganization? Join us on October 8 for a half-day workshop lead by Kathy Hagen facilitating knowledge transfer within various workplace situations.
This class will help you build awareness of and develop practical skills to identify, assess and transfer business critical knowledge. We will also review how to scope a potential knowledge transfer project, including contracting and setting expectations.
- October 8, 2013
- Illini Center – Orange & Blue Room
- 200 S. Wacker 1st floor, Chicago, IL
- Fee: $60 Early rate ends September 30th, 2013.
- You can register here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SLAILKMCHICAGO
- Learn more here: http://illinois.sla.org/?p=3538
- Box lunch included.
Questions? Email Alisun DeKock (alisundekock [at] gmail [dot] com) or Cynthia Lesky (cynthia [dot] lesky [at] threshinfo [dot] com). All are welcome!
Serving Readers: Beyond the Basics
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 ♦ 1 pm CST ♦ 60 min
As libraries evolve and adapt to changing circumstances, it is crucial to our continued community relevance that we retain and serve our core constituency of readers. Reader’s advisory specialists from The Seattle Public Library will expand on the basic premises and practices of reader’s advisory, sharing how to apply these practices across new platforms and technologies, enlist social media and catalogs to serve readers, and use form-based and virtual reader’s advisory. Learn expert techniques for using the latest generation of advisory resources and other ways to better serve readers in libraries large and small.
Presented by: David Wright and Andrea Gough, readers advisory librarians with the Seattle Public Library’s Reader Services Department
Libraries Go “Outside the Box” with Redbox
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ♦ 1 pm CST ♦ 60 min
Outside the Box is an innovative program that is focused on enriching communities by bringing people together for free, fun, public entertainment experiences. In this pilot program, five public libraries teamed up with Redbox, America’s Destination for Entertainment. Led by the local communities, with support from OCLC, and guidance by consultants from the Project for Public Spaces, the initiative explores “placemaking,” an approach that breathes life and community connection into public spaces. This webinar will showcase placemaking activities at the pilot libraries, as well as share best practices and perspectives on community engagement from program partners.
- Megan Knapp, Project Manager, OCLC
- Elena Madison, Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
- Hallie Rich, Marketing and Communications Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library