The library is traditionally the biggest resource for at home learners. It is vital to foster and grow valuable relationships with the diverse educational members of the community. It is essential that libraries and librarians are responsive to the growing number of parent educators and homeschooled (including e learning/remote learning) youth. This group is for library administrators, librarians and library staff that serve at home, remote and e learners.
Member Networking Group
The ATLAS Middle Managers Round Table (AMMRT) is an informal round table discussion group open to all library middle managers and supervisors. Round Table meetings are held every other month and are located at libraries in the South Suburbs. The focus of AMMRT is issues and best practices of library middle management.
This round table was developed as an ATLAS networking opportunity, but is open to all middle managers, not just those from ATLAS member libraries.
OMNI Overdrive consortia https://omnilibraries.overdrive.com/ is comprised of over 80 public libraries across northern Illinois to provide e-book, e-audio and video content via Overdrive. Member libraries contribute funds for consortia purchases, discuss new features, training, purchasing and issues.
This networking group meets quarterly to discuss administrative issues and best practices. Occasionally, a guest speaker is also on the agenda. It's a great way to network with librarians in our specific geographical area in northwest Illinois. All library types are welcome.
Are you interested in meeting with like-minded Youth Services library staff to discuss diversity of all kinds? Whether it be hiring diverse presenters, planning inclusive programming, selecting diverse materials for collection development and more...we want to discuss it! Join us to help diversify Youth Services.
We are a group of School Services Librarians serving grades K-12. Meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of every other month during the school year. We begin at 9:15 a.m. with coffee and conversation. The discussion portion runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
We are a networking group for all assistant managers, assistant department heads, and supervisors that work in public libraries in Illinois. This includes any supervisor or assistant manager who reports to a department head and has their own full- or part-time staff reports, or department heads with a small staff. Adult Services, Youth Services, Circulation, Teen or Technical Services - all are welcome!