RAILS Member Announcements
Indian Prairie Library in Darien will be hosting an informational meeting about how to create a "citizenship corner" in the library on Tuesday, July 23 at 3:15. In addition, the meeting will discuss preparing librarians to inform immigrants of health resources available to them.
Rachel Brooks, who is an Americorps Fellow working with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and who is assigned to World Relief DuPage, is working to develop a collaborative relationship with libraries in DuPage County in order to implement a “citizenship corner” in each library (librarians from all counties are welcome). This approach is based on a USCIS initiative from California which has recently been implemented with the City of Chicago libraries. The “citizenship corner” would include a four-hour training for one or more people on staff at each library to be able to better help immigrants going through the citizenship process.
Rachel will explain the idea of the citizenship corner and how it has been used at other libraries. She will be available to answer questions. For those libraries interested in participating, the training sessions will be in September.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a United States federal statute that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. This law represents the most significant overhaul of the United States healthcare system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The Affordable Care Act is designed to protect consumers, provide new coverage options, and give you the tools you need to make informed choices about your health. The meeting will answer the following questions: What are the benefits of the ACA? How does does the ACA affect and not affect immigrants and refugees?
Please email Joe Popowitch at joep [at] ippl [dot] info if you are interested in attending. Visit ippl.info for directions.
Intro to Libraries LTA 101 Q1 (80811) C 3.00 credits ($40.00 fee) This BLENDED CLASS requires both weekly class attendance and access to a computer with an internet connection. For additional details regarding class meetings,online activities and mandatory orientation information, visit www.jjc.edu/icampus/start Prokopeak, Susan A2002 Main CampusR 06:00P - 08:50P 08/29 - 12/20 8/20 Register! Readers Adv/Lib Prog/Adults LTA 202 300 (84031) C 3.00 credits ($5.00 fee) A2002 Main CampusM 06:00P - 08:50P 08/26 - 12/20 7/20 Register
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Bleak New World: YA Authors Decode Dystopia. Cory Doctorow, Lois Lowry, Patrick Ness, and Veronica Roth make up the star-studded panel at the Booklist Books for Youth Forum on dystopian literature for teens. Friday, June 28, 8-10 p.m., Sheraton, Ballroom 5.
Award-winning author interviews. Booklist editors will interview the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence finalists along with winning and honor authors and audio readers of the 2013 Printz and Odyssey awards. Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1, Booklist booth #1817.
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence award ceremony. Join committee chair Nancy Pearl for the announcement of Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2013 winners and to hear from the finalists. Sunday, June 30, 8:00 p.m., Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Atlantic Ballroom.
Fantastic Voyage: Reference Service in an Ever-Shrinking Print Environment. The Booklist reference program will focus on measuring the use of print reference materials and reference service in a print-free environment. Monday, July 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m., McCormick Place, Room S102a.
And don't forget to stop by the booth to pick up your free copies of Booklist and Book Links, set up your online access, and subscribe to Booklist at the special conference price of $119.95 (20% off!) to enter to win a new Apple® iPad Mini!
Safe travels, and see you in Chicago!
Volume 1: Corporations, Volume2: Directors and Executives Indices
Printed in Daily Herald, 6/18/13: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130617/news/706179846/
A year after author Ray Bradbury's death, the Waukegan Public Library is preparing to inherit a collection of books from the famed science-fiction master.
Best known for creating a book-burning, dystopian future in "Fahrenheit 451," Bradbury was born in Waukegan and spent much of his childhood there.
He died in June 2012 at the age of 91.
Bradbury moved to Los Angeles in 1934 and spent the rest of his life on the West Coast, but his fondness for Waukegan never dissipated.
After his death, library officials learned Bradbury had bequeathed his personal book collection to the County Street facility.
It's no small gift.
"Every room had a bookshelf overflowing," said Rena Morrow, the library's marketing, programming, and exhibits manager.
The collection contains some books that could be valuable, such as first editions of noted works or autographed books, Morrow said.
The library also stands to receive copies of books Bradbury wrote, including some in foreign languages.
The collection's value is being appraised.
The library may receive some of Bradbury's personal belongings, too.
"We'd like to get one of his typewriters," library Executive Director Richard Lee said. "He had four."
Officials also may organize a trade with the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University, which also is a beneficiary of Bradbury's generosity.
The center is interested in getting some of the books, Lee said, and a trade could broaden the library's collection.
A trade has the blessing of Bradbury's daughters, Lee said.
Library staffers hope to build a permanent exhibit around the collection to honor Bradbury. Viewing Bradbury's personal possessions could make his life resonate a little more for people, Lee said.
Despite moving away at 13, Bradbury was greatly inspired by Waukegan. He turned it into the fictitious Green Town in the book "Dandelion Wine" and in other stories, and local landmarks appear in those tales.
Bradbury also remained a supporter of the Waukegan library. He met occasionally with Lee, and the library has recordings of interviews with the author.
The city has a park named after Bradbury. The library holds a Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival every Halloween, too.
Do you ever wish you could have your own personal librarian? Well now you can, for at least 30 minutes. Starting June 17, you can contact the library to book a knowledgeable staff member for a free one-on-one help session about library services, eBooks, research topics, genealogy questions, and even for recommendations on what books to read.
Scheduling an appointment is easy with the online form on our website. Appointments are available weekdays in the morning and afternoon for both English and Spanish speakers. After the form is received, library staff will contact you within two days to schedule a meeting at a time that is convenient.
Patrons may also drop by the reference desk, call, e-mail, or chat with a librarian from the website. Please note that while librarians cannot offer legal, medical, or investment advice, they can assist in finding the information needed to make informed decisions. Librarians will also not handle credit card transactions, type documents, or translate documents.
For anyone who is feeling discouraged or has been searching everywhere and can’t find the information needed for a project, the Book a Librarian service can be very helpful. Call the reference desk at (847) 623-2041, ext. 238 for more information.
The Geneva Public Library District is excited to announce our new website and a new URL on July 1, www.gpld.org. The format for staff emails will also change to: first initial, last name [at] gpld [dot] org (example: pcarlson [at] gpld [dot] org). Visitors will be automatically directed from the old site and emails will be forwarded, but please make this update in any contact information you have for us.
For Immediate Release – June 13, 2013
Contact regarding event: Amy Cawley, Executive Director
acawley [at] roselle [dot] lib [dot] il [dot] us, (630) 529-1641 ext. 311
ROSELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD SWEARS IN NEW TRUSTEES
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 the Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees bid farewell to Patrick Devitt, formerly Secretary of this Board, who completed his final term as a Library Trustee. The Library Staff of the Roselle Public Library and the Board of Trustees are grateful for Mr. Devitt’s five years of service to the Library District as a Library Trustee, including serving as Vice President of the Board and as Secretary during his tenure on the Board.
Also on June 12, returning Library Trustees, Sue Ellen Eichholz and Elaine Pizzicaro, and newly elected Library Trustee Sue Harold took their oaths of office. The new Board of the Roselle Public Library District was formed with the seated Trustees electing Sue Ellen Eichholz as President, Elaine Pizzicaro as Vice President, Kimberlei Matson as Treasurer, and Sharon Hitzemann as Secretary of the Board. Officers of the Board of Trustees of the Roselle Public Library District serve in this capacity for two years, until after the next Trustee election in 2015. Other Trustees of the Roselle Public Library District are: Gary Oprenchak, Priscilla Spencer and Sue Harold.
Regular meetings of the Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference room of the Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, Illinois. Public are invited to attend. For more information about programs and services offered by the Roselle Public Library, call 630-529-1641 or visit the Library online at, www.roselle.lib.il.us to Read, Play, Learn, and Discover.