Continuing Education News

Two Rivers Networking Group

Be Prepared! Get ready for next year's Per Capita Grant with a meeting of the Two Rivers Networking Group on November 12th at the Andalusia Township Library. Kacy Kelly will be leading a walkthrough of the Edge Assessment and answering common questions. Please bring your library's copy of the Edge Assessment with you. There will also be time for general discussion and networking. This meeting is open to anyone who is interested. 

When: November 12th, 9:30am-11:30am

Where: Andalusia Township Library, 503 2nd St West, Andalusia, IL 

Register in L2:

Two Rivers Networking Group is meets every month on the 2nd Wednesday. We cover a variety of topics. This group is open to any who are interested.

ATLAS Presents "Handling Patrons with Mental Health Disorders"

Pat Doyle, Founder & President of Vision for Change, will provide training for library staff  to help them choose the most appropriate course of action in dealing with patrons with mental health disorders. Participants will learn communication tips to de-escalate situations while conveying an attitude of respect for people with mental illness. Topics covered include: recognizing behaviors, information about medications and side effects, and available  community resources.

To register, please download the attached registration form. 

Webinar on Workforce Funding October 27

ALA, Depts. of Ed. and Labor to Host Webinar on Workforce Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On October 27, 2014, the American Library Association will host “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” an interactive webinar that will explore ways that public and community college libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The no-cost webinar, which includes speakers from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, takes place Oct 27, 2014, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT. More information:

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act allows public and community college libraries to be considered additional One-Stop partners and authorizes adult education and literacy activities provided by public and community college libraries as an allowable statewide employment and training activity. Additionally, the law defines digital literacy skills as a workforce preparation activity.

Speakers include:

*Moderator: Sari Feldman, president-elect, American Library Association and executive director, Cuyahoga County Public Library

*Susan Hildreth, director, Institute of Museum and Library Services

*Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, team leader, Applied Innovation and Improvement, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

*Kimberly Vitelli, chief of Division of National Programs, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Register now as space is limited: The webinar will be archived and emailed to subscribers of the District Dispatch, ALA’s policy blog.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 57,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.