RAILS Member Announcements
Marketing for Everyone
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm CST
In this Demco sponsored webcast, Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, from Libraries Thrive Consulting, joins Demco's Director of Library Markets, Janet Nelson, to discuss how everyone who works at your library can make a positive contribution to marketing your library.
When every member of your library staff contributes to marketing efforts, it helps make your library more user friendly and increases the impact of your programs and services. Your marketing efforts go far beyond your website and brochures, and are really part of a holistic approach that draws your patrons in — and keeps them coming back!
In this webinar, you'll learn to:
- See your library and staff as your patrons do
- Identify the “hook” that best markets your resources, services and programs
- Learn quick and easy marketing techniques that work and don’t cost a lot of money
- Increase your library’s value to its users
There will also be a chance for you to ask questions about Cathy's approach to marketing the library.
Publications of the Historical Library 1902-1906
Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society 1908-1936
Papers in Illinois History 1937-1942
The Mount Prospect Public Library will be closed all day on Friday, May 17 for a staff training day.
NEH GRANT AWARDED TO THE MATTESON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Matteson Public Library located at 801 S. School Ave in Matteson, IL, is among the 125 libraries and state humanities councils in the nation, selected to receive a monetary grant for Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a scholar-led reading and discussion project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
Reviewers gave Matteson Public Library’s Outreach Librarian Colleen Vander Hye’s proposal “high ratings for her approach to the theme and for her plans for stimulating and engaging programs.” The Matteson Public Library will be concentrating on the Muslim Journeys Theme “Pathways of Faith.” Matteson’s own Dr. Abdul Basit will be leading our reading and discussion series exploring the theme and related books.
A former Fulbright scholar, he has published extensively, including books and book chapters. He also has a long-standing interest in monotheistic religions, especially Islam.
Check our website http://www.MattesonPublicLibrary.org as further details become available. Contact:
Colleen Vander Hye, Head of Outreach for further information Matteson Public Library
The Matteson Public Library is dedicated to the assistance of life-long learning for all residents by providing excellence in services, resources, and classes."
There's still time to register for the spring LACONI Administrators' program this Friday, May 17th, at the Tinley Park Public Library. Please see attached flyer for details and registration form. If you don't have time to mail in your form with your check, please bring them with you to the program.
OCLC Best Practices Webinar: Top 10 List of ILL Pet Peeves
Copper staples? Asking for a Renewal on an Overdue? Jiffy bags?
The final webinar in the FY13 series of OCLC Resource Sharing Best Practices webinars is a chance to share openly about the “ills” of ILL, laugh – and take a breath as we prepare for a new year.
Join Melissa Jackson, ILL Librarian at Armstrong Atlantic State University, for a lively discussion of the “Top 10” list of pet peeves from the ILL community. Melissa and OCLC’s Tony Melvyn will share collected ILL pet peeves and moderate a discussion from the community about best practices for dealing with them.
Bring YOUR ILL pet peeves to this lively discussion!
Title: OCLC Best Practices Webinar: Top 10 List of ILL Pet Peeves
Date: June 4, 2013
Time: 3:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Playaways have never done well at our library so we withdrew them and put them out for the public to buy. We've only sold a few and are offering the rest to any interested library. There are roughly 30 titles, both adult and juvenile. Must pick up.
We have 4 boxes of 8 magazine files each available for $5.00 per box. They are Fellowes brand RM600480 #07222. Pick up in Beardstown, IL or can arrange for delivery. Email beard [dot] h [dot] ml [dot] rsa [at] gmail [dot] com if interested.
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Video Game Questionnaire
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