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Americas Regional Council Annual Meeting and OCLC Symposium: Research in Context
This event will open with an update on recent Americas Regional Council and Global Council activities. The OCLC Symposium, "Research in Context," will follow immediately. Refreshments will be served after the Symposium.
The OCLC Symposium will feature Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist, and Chrystie Hill, Director, OCLC Community Relations, who will discuss how research activities can move beyond insights into action. Research often starts by recognizing and mapping changes in the environment. But knowing where we are and how we got here is only half of the equation. For research to be valuable, it must also be actionable.
Roundtable discussion will follow, both live and online, about the ways in which research can help your library achieve greater impact and plan with confidence.
Friday, January 30, 2015
1 – 4 p.m. McCormick Place West, Room W-196a
Register now to join live in Chicago, or virtually at:
Stephanie Moritz -is the Head of Communications Marketing at ConAgra Foods, and an Instructor of Social Media at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy. Stephanie has a passion for many things including brand building and employee engagement. She will show us how to define and implement a strategy to promote our databases utilizing social media and other resources. Stephanie engages her audience in creating our own plans, and will provide case study examples.
Friday, January 23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Registration is open through January 19.
Chicago Public Library is hosting the below training opportunities at the Harold Washington Library Center (Pritzker Auditorium), in Chicago.
- Best of the Best books of the year will be held for adults on Thursday, January 22, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Register at: http://cplbestofthebestadults15.eventbrite.com.
- A Best of the Best for Kids & Teens will be held Tuesday, February 10, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Register at: https://CPLBestoftheBest2015.eventbrite.com.
- Book Buzz will be held on Thursday, January 29, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You may register for the entire day, just the morning, or just the afternoon sessions at: http://bookbuzzchicago2015.eventbrite.com.
Contact Andrew Medlar (amedlar [at] chipublib [dot] org) or Steve Sposato (ssposato [at] chipublib [dot] org) with any questions.
The Rock Falls Public Library is hosting a FREE Performer Showcase on Tuesday, January 27th. App. 10 professional performers will showcase their talents in 15 minute segments. Performers will be available after the showcase to answer questions and book dates for the 2015 summer reading program.
Continental breakfast and sign in beginning at 8:30. Performers will begin at 9:00 and end at 12:00.
To register, email rfdistrict [at] yahoo [dot] com