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.
Young Adult 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 introductions and conversation. The discussion portion runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This networking group does not charge dues.
Networking, program sharing, and discussion for library staff working with tweens. We meet four times a year in the suburbs of Chicago to discuss library services to kids in approximately grades 3 to 8. Each meeting has a topic (including a discussion and sometimes a presentation), around-the-table time to discuss our successes and challenges, and a tour of the hosting library.
T.O.Y.S. (Teen or Youth Selectors) connects Youth/Teen Collection Librarians and library staff with each other to share and develop ideas related to collection development. Anyone who participates in collection development for ages 0-18 in welcome to attend.
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.
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.
Join youth services librarians in the Reaching Across Illinois Library System Area, as they share program and storytime ideas for children and teens. This group is for people who work with the youth in our libraries.
Established in 2010, CIRCL is a continuing education support group for youth and teen librarians located in Central Illinois (about a 60 mi. radius from Peoria, IL). We share resources, and provide professional educational opportunities for librarians serving youth ages 0-18 and their families. A group for Young Adult Librarians was also started at this time to provide networking and support for those working within this specialty.