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.
The Community Engagement group invites participation from professional and support staff working in libraries with the intention of connecting libraries, residents and community partners to bring about positive change. Whether you've been trained in the Harwood Institute's Turning Outward approach or are just starting to explore the idea of community partnerships, join us to share your goals, successes, and ideas for connecting with your community.
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).
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.
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.
Find more resources: https://librariansdementia.wordpress.com/
Welcome to the West Suburban Adult Programmers 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. We meet quarterly and discuss issues of interest to library staff members responsible for coordinating library programs for adults and other events, regardless of the intended age group.
We are the adult services programmers of the south suburbs of Chicago. We meet to share presenter contact information, newsletters, and anything else related to programming for adults.
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.
Renegade Reference of West Central Illinois is a networking group. We welcome anyone who plans programs, works a service desk, makes decisions about library technology, does readers' advisory, manages a collection, etc., whether or not they work in a Reference department.