Library Programming

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

Program
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.

Serving Patrons with Dementia Group

Meeting of the minds to discuss programs and services libraries offer to people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The Alzheimer's Association projects that by 2025, there will be an estimated 7.1 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease - a 40% increase from the 5.1 million age 65 and older affected in 2015.

Libraries and librarians need to ask themselves:

1) How does this increasing demographic affect our library and community?
2) How do we serve this growing population?

The group of librarians, managers, and support staff are dedicated to bringing services and information together to meet the unique needs of serving the caregivers and those suffering with dementia and Alzheimer's. We meet to share programming ideas, collection development ideas, marketing tips, and ways to partner with community organizations.

Topics include:

*what libraries are currently offering to those with dementia

*possible library programs and services to those with dementia

*sharing experiences about how we can or how we already serve this population

West Suburban Adult Programmers

Welcome to the West Suburban Adult Programmers Group! This group meets quarterly and discusses issues of interest to library staff members responsible for coordinating library programs and other events, regardless of the intended age group. This group is mainly comprised of people from libraries in the western suburbs of Cook, DuPage, and Kane counties, but it is open to all areas.

Reforma Midwest Chapter (The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking)

This group provides information and networking opportunities to librarians who serve Spanish-speaking communities. Information shared focuses on collection development, programming, and overall library services in Spanish. The group also works to recruit prospective bilingual and bicultural librarians, as well as providing scholarship aid for students.

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