Member Networking Group
The Heart of Illinois Library Marketing Group serves as a way to connect regional library staff who facilitate communications and marketing for their public libraries. Anyone who handles related responsibilities for their library is welcome to join. The purpose of the group is to provide opportunities for networking, problem solving, and resource sharing related to library marketing. The group meets quarterly at different member library locations to discuss relevant issues and trends, best practices, and communication tools.
Upper Rock Island County Libraries is comprised of staff members from neighboring library districts who meet quarterly to discuss ways to collaborate with and support one another. We share ideas about programming, professional development, training, resource sharing and grant writing.
eMediaLibrary is an consortium of 24 libraries throughout Illinois. It provides eBook and eAudio content via Overdrive. This group provides a way for staff from member libraries to discuss issues and tips.
Anyone interested in Circulation topics is invited to join us at our quarterly meeting. This group strives to network and get feedback on items impacting libraries. This meeting is open to Circulation Managers/Supervisors or a representative.
This group is by and for those who supervise or manage library pages, shelvers and/or materials handlers.
Topics routinely addressed are hiring and training staff. Maintaining library collections, working with other departments and the differences in workflow and priorities at individual libraries.
We're a group of librarians from either for-profit or small academic libraries who come together to share experiences, ideas, and best practices. We support one another through successes and challenges. We communicate through email, in-person, and online meetings. Our group is open to any Illinois library staff that defines themselves as working in a for-profit or small academic library.