Continuing Education News
The Illinois State Library will host ILEAD U: Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover, The 21st Century Technology Tools Institute for Illinois Library Staff at the University of Illinois Springfield on March 24-27, June 23-26, and October 27-30, 2014.
The ILEAD U Steering Committee is looking for participants, mentors, and instructors to implement web technologies that foster community participation as well as develop leadership, innovation, and positive change. Project ILEAD U will encourage both the experimentation with and building of participatory Web services and programs.
Do you have a technology skill or knowledge of technology tools? Be an instructor!
Want to learn? Be a participant!
Want to facilitate in a team environment? Be a mentor!
Applications are now available for participants, instructors, and mentors until February 14, 2014, at http://www.webjunction.org/documents/illinois/ileadu/ileadu-applications.html.
Interested but single and looking for a team? Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/join-ILEADU to send your information and we will generate a list of potential team members.
An archive recording of the Statewide Day of Application webinar that was held December 4 is available at http://www.webjunction.org/documents/illinois/ileadu/ilead2014-application-day.html.
Teams that applied by the original due date will be notified about your applications by January 31, 2014. For questions, please contact Project Director Gwen Harrison at gharrison [at] ilsos [dot] net or 217-785-7334 or Assistant Project Director Sandra Fritz at sfritz [at] ilsos [dot] net or 217-558-2064.
For more information on ILEAD U and past projects, see: http://www.webjunction.org/partners/illinois/il-programs/ileadu.html.
Now is the time to nominate a terrific staff member for a Reaching Forward Award!
The Oberman Rich Award provides free registration to the Reaching Forward Conference, an overnight stay at the conference hotel, $50 for expenses, and a framed certificate.
The Doyle Award provides one year membership to ILA, and full registration and expenses to the ILA conference up to $800.
Both awards directly benefit your library -
1) It gives you something positive to promote to your community - award winning staff.
2) Your best staff re-energized by great ideas learned at the conference.
Applying is easy! Please submit one page or less on why they are deserving. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014
More information can be found at: http://reachingforward.net/conference/awards.
Reaching Forward will be held May 9, 2014 and the conference is celebrating its 25th anniversary. For more information, see: http://reachingforward.net.
Please stop by the RAILS booth at the conference!
Transforming with Change
February 14, 2014 9:30AM-3:00PM
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL 60120
As a middle manager, how do you turn change into opportunity at your library? Our speakers bring expertise from a variety of departments in the library. Panelists include Michelle Roubal (Reference), Stephanie Carlile (Circulation), Mary Adamowski (Children’s) and Jill Boreham (Human Resources).
Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $35.00; Non-members $45.00.
Please register on the LACONI website. If you have any questions, please contact Keisha Hester at khester [at] calumetcitypl [dot] org.
You may also print out the registration form and send it with a check payable to LACONI MMS:
Calumet City Public Library, Attn: Keisha Hester, LACONI MMS Treasurer, 660 Manistee Ave, Calumet City, IL 60409. Limit of two attendees per library. Additional staff will be placed on a waiting list.
Chicago Public Library PREVIEWS: The 2014 NEXT Library Conference
February 21 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Chicago Public Library has developed a very interesting partnership with the Aarhus Public Library in Denmark. CPL will host 2014′s NEXT Library conference, which has traditionally been held in Aarhus. This is the first time this conference will be held outside Denmark. It is an international conference promoting innovation in libraries. Aarhus and CPL are also partnering together for a Gates Foundation grant to develop a new model for future library services. Join us to learn more about this conference and unique partnership.
Meeting and Program Agenda:
9:15 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. LACONI Administrator’s Section Business Meeting
10:00 a.m. Program
To reserve your seat, register, and pay online visit www.laconi.net and use Eventbrite, or complete the registration form and send check to: LACONI, Hillside Public Library, 405 N. Hillside Avenue, Hillside, IL 60162. The cost of this program, for those libraries that have renewed their membership for the November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014 year, is $15.00. If your library has not paid for membership for the November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014 period, the cost of attendance is $25.00.