Continuing Education News
Learn about the challenges and benefits of reaching out to serve the Spanish speaking community and increasing their access to public library computers and resources. There will be a presentation about Hispanic/Latino culture, behavior and values; how we learn about the culture; and how that culture impacts our behaviors and perceptions. Plus, it’s about developing a plan to serve, and more. This workshop is for all library staff.
April 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Kankakee Public Library
201 E. Merchant St, Kankakee
Registration is free at L2: http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=17069
Note: Please plan to bring or to purchase your lunch.
This event is sponsored by the Illinois State Library.
Dynamic School Library Journal book talker and columnist Kathleen Baxter will speak about books that appeal to kids on Friday, February 28 at Gail Borden Public Library for the Kane County Regional Office of Education Institute Day. Live Streaming of the first hour of her presentation will be held from 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. via the Gail Borden YouTube Channel (no password required).
Please join Dominican University GSLIS for a series of four free webinars this spring, "Cutting Edge Ideas for Public Libraries." Please share this opportunity with your public library students and colleagues! Attendees can jump-start innovation at the library and convene fellow staff to participate as a group brainstorming each idea to adapt to any library's needs. See, hear, and ask questions of the innovators themselves in this provocative series:
* "Reorganizing Reference for Maximum Community Impact"<http://public.gslis.dom.edu/newsevents/webinar-reorganizing-reference-maximum-community-impact> presented by Jason Kuhl, executive director of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Thurs. 3/27/14, 10-11 a.m. CST.
* "A Nature Classroom at the Library for Early Childhood Development" <http://gslis.dom.edu/newsevents/webinar-nature-classroom-library-early-childhood-development> presented by Erin Francoeur, director of the Finney County Public Library in Garden City, Kansas. Thurs. 4/10/14, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST.
* "Chasing (and Catching) New Public Library Patrons"<http://gslis.dom.edu/newsevents/webinar-chasing-and-catching-new-public-library-patrons> presented by Jamie LaRue, former director of the Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock, Colorado. Thurs. 4/24/14, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST.
* "Partnering for Community Economic Development" <http://gslis.dom.edu/newsevents/webinar-partnering-community-economic-development> presented by Jim Cook, director of entrepreneurship and innnovation at Arizona State University and Michael Beck, adult services coordinator at the Scottsdale Public Library in Scottsdale, Arizona. Thurs. 5/8/14, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST.
All series webinars are free to attend, but registration is required.
Webinars will take place from 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST in Blackboard Collaborate. System requirements may be found here<http://gslis.dom.edu/sites/default/files/documents/Blackboard%20Collaborate%20Web%20Conferencing.pdf>. Approximately one week ahead of time, the link to participate will be emailed to registrants. Please be sure to test your system requirements ahead of time, and log in early on the day of the event to allow time to troubleshoot if necessary.
We look forward to "seeing" you online this spring!
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 10:00am until noon
Where: Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, 847-634-3650
Anyone involved in world language collection development is welcome to attend.
The topic of this meeting will be Chinese Language Collection Development and Promotion.
We will be chatting via Skype with Maria Fung from the New York Public Library, a native Chinese speaker and expert in collecting Chinese material. Vendor Annie Wang of Booklinx in Lisle, Illinois will be present at our meeting.
Please RSVP to Gina Sheade at the Vernon Area Library via email at gsheade [at] vapld [dot] info or by phone at 847-634-3650, ext. 422.