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DrupalCamp Chicago 2013

DrupalCamp Chicago 2013

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Time: 9am-5pm (plus after party!)
Cost: $30

UBS Tower Conference Center
One North Wacker Drive, Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Purchasing a ticket on the website is required to attend. Credit cards are processed via Paypal. Cash/check is accepted during checkout process, but ticket purchase is not complete until payment has cleared. Event registration has been improved by allowing attendees to purchase tickets while registering accounts simultaneously. If you run into any issues with registration or payment, contact us @

Buy ticket @ (seating is limited)

Why DrupalCamp:
It's time for the 6th Annual DrupalCamp Chicago! Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the free, open-source web development platform from the experts. DrupalCamp brings people of all skill levels together for an educational experience featuring a relaxed, open environment, group brainstorms, industry networking, and of course, a great time.

DrupalCamp 2013 is hosted by the Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group (CDMUG), a local organization that meets in person to teach users and developers about the benefits of open-source software (specifically Drupal). In addition to regular meetups, CDMUG participates in the Drupal Association sponsored "Global Training Days". CDMUG builds bridges between non-profits/entrepreneurs and resourceful Drupal development companies, independent consultants, and hobbyists in the Chicago-land area. The day-long DrupalCamp offers a more intensive experience than the normal meet ups.

Pictures of past DrupalCamp Chicago's @

After party at JBTV Studios:
After a full day of Drupal, CDMUG invites attendees to kick back and enjoy the free trolley stocked with various beverages that will take them to an epic after party at JBTV Studios ( Many locals growing up in the area since 1985 will remember seeing Jerry Bryant on TV introducing the world to the hottest new bands (everything MTV should have been). Conference attendees have the chance to meet and hang out with Jerry himself at the after party!

Not Only for Experts:
Anyone can attend DrupalCamp and walk away with the training they desired. Multiple presentations will run simultaneously; geared to everyone from beginners and hobbyists to bloggers, sales teams, designers, advanced developers and more. People of all skill levels are welcome and laptops are encouraged.

New User Training with Doug Vann:
Drupal newbies are encouraged to hang out all day in the "New User Training Room" to work up close and personal with Drupal training expert Doug Vann. Doug has trained for NASA, major universities, as well as State, Local and Federal governments. This special training is included in the normal event registration fee, takes place at camp, and is normally valued at hundreds of dollars. Please notify us when registering if you plan to attend the Drupal training all day.

Drupal is all about community, so we need YOU! Share your knowledge, contribute to the community, and highlight your experience to others by submitting a session. Attendees are able to submit presentation sessions after purchasing a ticket and logging into the website.

Submit sessions @

Rural Library as Innovation Incubator December 4, 2013

The Future is Now: Rural Library as Innovation Incubator
December 4, 2013

A webinar in collaboration with ARSL focused on ways for rural and small libraries to support patron creation and innovation through transformative technologies and spaces.

With the technology landscape constantly shape-shifting, libraries must respond as futurists to changing patron needs. Learn how to remain relevant, if not core, to your community's needs, by providing the means and support for patrons to create and innovate.

Rural and small libraries with limited resources can become community innovation incubators, by providing patrons access to transformative technologies and by providing space for new ideas to be explored. Beyond makerspaces to editing suites and digital learning labs, libraries are empowering and impacting their communities, now and in the future. Bring your own story of library as innovation incubator and learn from others!

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries. For registration and more information, see:

Free Webinar: "Health Happens in Libraries: Supporting Patron Information Needs"

Health Happens in Libraries: Supporting Patron Information Needs 
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 
Time: 11 AM PT/2 PM ET (1 hour) 

The Health Insurance Marketplace associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened on October 1. Many libraries are implementing community-based strategies to address this new information need, while continuing to grow their own knowledge about the requirements of the law. Please join us for this WebJunction webinar to hear from library representatives about the types of information requests they have received in the first several weeks of open enrollment, and what they have learned in responding. ACA experts will also be on hand to share key policy updates and answer questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar. 

Presented by:
                * Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services
                * Susie Butler, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
                * Debbie Rzepczynski, Lake County Public Library 
                * Jennifer Keohane, Connecticut Library Consortium 

Registration is available at: 

If you cannot attend this live session, a recorded archive will be available to view at your convenience at the Health Happens in Libraries project site.

New Online Continuing Ed Classes, UW-Madison SLIS-CES

University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Library and Information Studies
Continuing Education Services

Winter/Spring 2014 Online Courses

How do our online classes work?
Anybody can sign up! The courses do not require a 'meeting' time. Students and their instructor login to the course a few times each week to read/listen to lecture material and participate in the online discussion boards. Contact Anna Palmer, ahpalmer [at] wisc [dot] edu, if you have further questions.

Expanded! Genealogy Library Services
January 21 - February 28

Basic Public Library Administration
January 27 – April 18

Energize Your Social Media Strategy
January 27 - February 23

NEW! Project Management for Librarians
January 27 – March 21

Organization and Management of Collections
February 3 – April 25

Connecting Teens with the Best in New Teen Lit
February 10-March 21

NEW! Power Children’s Programming–on a Budget
February 10-March 21

NEW! Digital Asset Management
February 10 – April 4

Cultivating Quality Customer Service in Libraries
February 17-March 28

NEW! Adult Library Programs on a Dime
March 3 – April 4

NEW! Assessment of Student Learning for Instruction Librarians
March 3 - April 25

Get Your Ducks in a Row: Disaster Planning
March 31-April 11

NEW! Working Successfully with Your Library Board
April 28 to May 23

Free BIBFRAME webinar on January 8! Sign up here:
An archived BIBFRAME webinar is also available on this site.