Library Programming

ARRT - On the Same Page: How to Create a Successful Community Reading Program for your Library

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Adult Reading Round Table presents an exploration of how to make community reads more effective, with featured speaker Nancy Pearl, who invented the community read, and three Chicagoland librarians who will discuss their recent experiences with community reads – what worked and what didn't. Two...

Health Science Librarians of Illinois

HSLI sponsors and supports activities which promote and develop health science library services in Illinois. Our members promote health literacy by providing reputable health related resources to Illinois health care providers and consumers through resource sharing of library collections through interlibrary loan, training in selection of and access to health related resources, and collaborative reference initiatives to respond to provider and consumer health questions.

Programming Ideas in Makerspaces

9:30 am to 11:00 am
You have a Makerspace; so what's next? Join Brian Pichman from the Evolve Project as he walks you through how to plan, market, and organize your programming events for your Makerspace. Brian will also share successful programming ideas regardless of library type. Allow your public library or school...

Youth Programmers Group (YLA-Youth Librarians Association)

We are a group of youth services librarians, programmers and special events extraordinaires! We usually have a special topic of discussion, share our program successes and failures, ask and offer tips and advice, and share helpful information about paid performers.

Although most of us are from public libraries in the north and northwest suburbs, we do meet at a different library each time. We welcome you to join our always engaging conversations and meetings.

We are also known in RAILS as the Youth Librarians Association (YLA).

Makerspace Networking Group

Whether you're already up and running or just thinking about getting your Makerspace started, come and share your ideas with this new networking group! We're the right spot to ignite new ideas for the natural-born maker or the novice. Join library leaders from both sides of this spectrum to share experiences researching, building and rethinking the library and Maker communities.

We want to spark conversation and expand your support network no matter where you are on your Makerspace journey.


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