Continuing Education News

LACONI Administrators – Clarifying the FOIA Transformations Foisted Upon Us

May 15, 2015
Downers Grove Public Library

Speaker: Julie Tappendorf, Partner, AncelGlink

Description: One of ILA’s legislative priorities last year was supporting
a FOIA bill that created an incentive for governmental bodies to increase
access to documents through the Internet while assuring traditional
production of FOIA requested documents. Well, now that we’ve gotten what
we asked for, what do we do? We all want to take advantage of the updated
law, but many of us aren’t quite sure how.
Julie Tappendorf from AncelGlink will give us that guidance. She’ll
discuss the details of the new FOIA legislation and how libraries can best
implement them. Julie is an acknowledged expert on FOIA issues; publishing
several articles on FOIA topics and speaking frequently at local and
national conferences. This will be a great opportunity to learn how the
new FOIA rules can help us increase transparency and serve our communities
better while (hopefully) reducing the volume of FOIA requests we receive.

Meeting and Program Agenda:
9:15 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. LACONI Administrator’s Section Business Meeting- including Election of Officers
10:00 a.m. Program
12:15 p.m. Optional Lunch

Visit to register with credit card using Eventbrite or
print the registration form and mail in a check.

Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Course

The U of I GSLIS and the Freedom to Read Foundation have collaborated on a graduate-level intellectual freedom course.  The course is open to any LIS grad student in the country and is being taught by Emily Knox, a leading Intellectual Freedon researcher /educator. The Freedom to Read Foundation is offering four half-scholarships for the course and the application deadline for the scholarships is May 1, 2015.  See the attached press release for more information.


LACONI TSS: RDA Authority Control Catagoing

Good authority work is as important as good bibliographic description in the current and future cataloging environment.  This program will show you how to construct and understand RDA authority records, including records for persons, corporate bodies, and works and expressions, using RDA and MARC.  You are encouraged to bring your own laptop if you wish to follow along in the RDA Toolkit.  Robert L. Maxwell is Ancient Languages and Special Collections Cataloger at Brigham Young University and the author of FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed, Maxwell's Guide to Authority Work, and Maxwell's Handbook for RDA.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the program scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Gail Borden Public Library District, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL 60193

Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $20.00; Non-members $25.00. A Registration form is attached or to register online, please go to:

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Weiss at aweiss [at] woodridgelibrary [dot] org or 630-487-2547



Need fresh ideas for upcoming adult programs at your library? Join us at the LACONI-OPP (Outreach-Programming-Promotions) Best of the Best Showcase on Friday, April 17, at Oak Lawn Public Library. Hear the lively Latin Suenos Jazz band, meet the Men of Omaha Beach, explore Beatlemania, get a lesson in making a beautiful fruit centerpiece, and much more!

Doors open and registration begins at 9 a.m. -- enjoy coffee and breakfast goodies. Showcase presenters begin at 9:30 a.m. There's plenty of free public parking on the east side of the library onCook Avenue, one block east of Raymond.

 Learn how you can access the LACONI-OPP "Best of the Best" resource guide all year round!

Click on the link for more information

dpreiser [at] oppl [dot] org | p 708.697.6915

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