RAILS has arranged for a group viewing of a virtual conference on EPUB3 at 10 a.m. on April 17 at the East Peoria service center. EPUB3 is a standard for interoperable e-books that is rapidly being adopted by the publishing and device manufacturing community. The virtual conference will be available at the East Peoria location only. All are welcome to attend in East Peoria for a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of EPUB3, suggested tools for implementation, barrier issues on the horizon, and the significant improvements in accessibility with EPUB. This is a virtual conference sponsored by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). For a detailed agenda, see http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/virtual/epub3. (Note that times are shown in Eastern time.) Registration and a description of EPUB3 can be found on L2 at http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=15287.
Please note that RAILS has arranged for a group viewing of this virtual conference at its East Peoria service center. Remote viewing at other RAILS locations will not be possible.
The Illinois State Library Diversity Program presents:
“Empowering Library Staff to Meet the Needs of the Spanish Speaking Community”
Cultural Competency Training 2013
DATE: April 11, 2013
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District
19901 Stoney Island Ave, Lynwood, IL
REGISTRATION: No fee. Register at: http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=14882
Contact: Vandella Brown for more information: vbrown [at] ilsos [dot] net or 217.785.9075. Note: Please bring your lunch or be prepared to order pizza.
Ms. Vandella Brown, Manager, Illinois State Library Diversity Program
Mr. Jay Newman Hidalgo, MA. PSA
Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Accessibility and Customer Support
Mr. Dennis Rios, Spanish Content/Outreach Coordinator, Illinois Legal Aid Online
This workshop is for all library staff. Participants will:
There will be a free Booklist webinar entitled, "No Name Calling: Addressing Bullying through Books," on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 1:00 p.m. CST. This free, hour-long webinar focuses on how children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying and features a presentation by Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (Random House, 2013).
So Many Devices, So Little Time
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 ♦ 12 pm CST ♦ 60 min
This webinar shares practical guidance on how libraries can help patrons with a variety of mobile devices whether through formal training or one-on-one assistance.
Engaging Stakeholders, the First Step to Creating a Digitally Inclusive Community ***New Listing
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ♦ 12 pm CST ♦ 60 min
A webinar exploring the Broadband Rhode Island digital inclusion stakeholder engagement process with representatives from multiple sectors.
Extending access to e-books for public libraries: New strategies
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 ♦ 12 pm CST ♦ 60 min
A webinar discussing recent research and data around public library e-book purchasing and exploring strategies being developed around public policy, data collection and the library’s value in the e-book supply chain.
The popularity of graphic novels among readers of all ages continues to soar. Tune in for a preview of hot spring titles and industry insights from both graphic novel publishers and creators in this free, hour-long webinar moderated by Booklist Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg and featuring a panel of representatives from Kids Can Press, ABDO Publishing, DC Entertainment, and Viz Media.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at 1 p.m. CST.
When: April 5, 2013
Time: 9:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: White Oak Library District Romeoville Branch
See the LACONI website for registration details.
We all know the importance of marketing and promoting our programs. The hardest part is often finding the time and creativity to do it. In this workshop we are going to share practical tips and tricks on how to improve your marketing strategy. From social media presence to old fashioned word-of-mouth you won’t want to miss this alluring workshop.
Event: Outreach Programs & Promotion Event: 50 Shades of Marketing
Time: March 15, 2013 beginning 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Woodridge Public Library
LACONI Members: $17
For complete agenda and directions click here
To attend, please register online or by sending payment to Amita Lonial at Skokie Public Library by Friday, March 8. Registration includes light breakfast, lunch, and presentations.
To join LACONI, complete the registration form.
Presented by RAILS Marketing Group
Fremont Public Library will be offering the following free workshop for teachers, librarians, and others interested in technology:
"Connect, Create, Collaborate: Working in the Cloud With Web Apps"
Presented by Ruth Sinker, Technology Support Specialist at Skokie School District 73.5.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 (a light breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.)
Address: 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein, IL (2nd floor meeting room)
2.5 CPDU credits will be awarded.
Registration required. Register online at www.fremontlibrary.org (click on "Events Calendar"), by phone at 847-918-3218, or in person at the Youth Services desk on the 1st floor. Registration closes Saturday, March 23.
Adults only, please.
Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access
Facilitated by Magda El-Sherbini
4-week eCourse Beginning Monday, April 1, 2013
There are already many catalog records "in the wild" that are compliant with RDA: Resource Description and Access. Now is the perfect time for anyone involved in cataloging and technical services to prepare and put plans in place for implementing RDA. An active participant in development of the RDA instructions, El-Sherbini will lead this 4-week, asynchronous eCourse to help you get started.
After taking this course you will be able to:
Magda El-Sherbini is Head of The Ohio State University Libraries' Cataloging Department where she oversees cataloging activities. She supervises the four cataloging units as well as four faculty members and their staffs. She also serves on many library committees and is the author of numerous library publications. She served as a member of the ALA RDA Advisory Board, addressing issues and testing the product.
More information is available from the ALA Store.
Reaching Forward is a professional development conference for library staff. The mission is to provide opportunities for those attending to grow, learn and connect with new ideas. This conference will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. Online registration is now availab at http://reachingforward.net/
Forms for nominations for the Oberman/Rich Award and the Doyle Award can also be submitted online at http://reachingforward.net/conference/awards/. These nominations can be submitted by managers, supervisors, co-workers or self.
The Oberman/Rich award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated personal and professional growth to advance themselves to a position of leadership within their own library, library system, the Illinois Library Association, or the library community at large. This individual has made a significant impact on the support staff working in Illinois libraries. The nominee must be a support staff member working in any type of library without an advanced degree in library science. The recipient(s) will receive free registration to the current year Reaching Forward Conference, an overnight stay at the Reaching Forward conference hotel, $50 for expenses, and a framed certificate.
The Doyle award was established in 1999 in honor of Robert P. Doyle, Illinois Library Association Executive Director, who has been instrumental in the support of library assistants. The recipient will receive a one-year ILA membership and full registration plus expenses to the annual ILA Conference, not to exceed $800. This award is open to all support staff working in all types of libraries. Please submit a letter of one page or less in length that explains “Why I (or my nominee) would like to attend the ILA Annual Conference and how it would affect my (or his/her) personal and professional growth.”