Continuing Education News

Deadlines for Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference and Hotel

Planning to attend the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference on June 9 and 10, 2016? Register by May 15 to take advantage of the lower registration fee. The $75 registration fee increases to $95 after May 15.

Remember to book your hotel room soon too. The room block at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis, Indiana expires on May 9.

Schedule in brief:

Thursday, June 9, 2016

  • 12:30 to 3:15 PM—OCLC custom holdings workshop; data blitz with short, practical presentations; Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States
  • 3:30 to 4:30 PM—OCLC update
  • 5:00 to 6:00 PM—Opening reception
  • 5:50 to 7:15 PM—Dine-arounds or dinner on your own
  • 7:30 to 8:30 PM—Trivia contest with prizes

Friday, June 10, 2016—9:00 AM to 3:45 PM

  • Keynote address
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and breaks included

Keynote Address: Heidi Nance, Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services / Information Resources and Scholarly Communications Strategic Projects Librarian, University of Washington Libraries

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Getting the GIST of It: Adding Value to Patron-Driven Acquisitions with Interlibrary Loan
  • Occam’s Reader: Why Do We Wish to Share E-books?
  • Workflow Improvements and Staffing Solutions: Managing Patron and Employee Expectations
  • And many more!

Conference Rates:

The conference registration fee is $75 ($95 for registration after May 15) and includes the preconference on Thursday, June 9, and all sessions, breakfast, and lunch on Friday, June 10.

Join your resource sharing partners and set sail for the future with us!

For hotel reservations, a full program schedule, and other information, visit the conference website.

Fountaindale Public Library’s sixth annual Genealogy Day live stream May 7

Join us for Fountaindale Public Library’s sixth annual Genealogy Day with a live stream of our program on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm CST!

This year’s theme is “Hunting Down Sensational Stories” and will feature three outstanding presentations:

Using HistoryLines to Tell Your Family Story  with Adam Allgaier (9:30 a.m.- 11 am CST)

Sensational Deaths and Where to Find Them with Tina Beaird (11:30 a.m. – 1 pm CST)

Tracking Infamous Ancestors in Court Records with Ray Johnson (2:15 p.m.- 4 p.m. CST)

We will be fielding questions from the chat feature during each live stream.  You can also tweet your questions and comments on our twitter handle: @FPLDGenealogy

Can’t watch the program live?  Don’t worry!  All our sessions will be recorded and available to watch later on YouTube.  Feel free to share our webinar with friends, family, society groups, or the newbie genealogist you just met.  You can register for an email reminder online here.

For more information and to download handouts, visit Genealogy Journey: FPLD's Genealogy & Research Blog

World Languages Networking Group Meeting - May 18, 2016

Date:  Wednesday May 18, 2016

Time:  9:30 - 11:30 am

Where: Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect  60056

Anyone involved in World Languages collection development is welcome to attend.

The topic of this meeting will be Arabic Language Collection Development and Promotion.

Our guest presenter will be Dr. Tasneema Ghazi, Executive Director of the IQRA' International Educational Foundation in Skokie. In order to make our time with Dr. Ghazi as beneficial as possible, please submit in advance of our meeting any questions you may have regarding Arabic Language collection development to Gina Sheade at gsheade [at] vapld [dot] infoPlease send your questions to Gina by Monday May 9th.

The rest of the meeting will be an opportunity to share information and experiences with regard to Arabic language collections including determining what books to select, popular authors and titles, fiction versus nonfiction, helpful websites, vendors, etc.

We hope you will be able to attend. Please feel free to share this information with interested colleagues.

Please RSVP to Gina Sheade at gsheade [at] vapld [dot] info.

LACONI TSS: Cataloging Boot Camp for AV

A refresher workshop in cataloging AV, this program will focus on the nuts and bolts of cataloging DVDs, Blu-Rays, music and spoken word, and video games in MARC following RDA principles. This program will include an in-depth discussion of the MARC tags and subfields for AV materials.

Speaker: Bobby Bothmann, Professor of Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch:
Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00.
Lunch choice: Turkey, Beef, Vegetarian or Salad with Chicken.
Any special dietary request, please notify as soon as possible and indicate on the registration form.

Please send the registration form (link attached) and a check payable to LACONI, Inc. to:
Woodridge Public Library, Attn: Amy Weiss, Treasurer, 3 Plaza Dr., Woodridge, IL 60517-5014.

Find out more information or to register online, go to

Thursday, May 12 @ Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg
9:15 – 9:25 – Sign-in and Refreshments
9:25 – 9:30 – Section Business Meeting
9:30 – 3:30 – Program (includes lunch)


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