Continuing Education News

2015 Illinois Bond Election Workshop

The 2015 Illinois Bond Election Workshop, "Success at the Polls," will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Rosemont. There is no registration fee and space is limited. For more information, see:

Registration is Open for April 16 Library OnConference

Registration is now open for the Library OnConference. Back by popular demand, Library OnCon is a networking event for public library staff, taking place virtually through Google Hangouts. On April 16, at 1 p.m., Keynote speaker Beck Tench's exclusive presentation will be made available via YouTube followed by a Q & A. 

At 2:15 p.m., registered participants can join in a live Google Hangout breakout session with other participants on five different topics. With the vast knowledge of our moderators, we guarantee there will be something useful for everyone!  Moderators include: Jennifer Drinka, Crystal Lake Public Library; Emily Vinci, Schaumburg Township District Library; Mary Soucie, North Dakota State Librarian; and Becky Fyolek, Teen Services and Digital Creativity Content Strategist, Monroe County Public Library. Conference organizers are Barbara Alvarez and Gwyneth Stupar, Barrington Area Library, and intern Claire McCully.

No travel/hotel costs. No transportation. Just ideas, inspiration, and conversation.

Please visit for more information and to register. 

Copyright speaker April 2

The Future of Copyright: Opportunities, Challenges and the Status Quo Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. University of Illinois at Chicago Daley Library, 801 S. Morgan ST., Chicago 60607, Room 1-470 On May 8, 2013, the United States Congress held the first of many hearings to review the Copyright Act of 1976. These ongoing Congressional Hearings are intended to provide a comprehensive assessment of the law with an eye towards writing new legislation that will guide users and content creators through the maze of intellectual property rights in this Digital Age. The UIC University Library invites Donna L. Ferullo, Director of the University Copyright Office at Purdue University, to discuss “The Next Great Copyright Act” and engage users in a discussion about how copyright law affects social media users, authors, writers, musicians, scholars, researchers, and anyone who uses the Internet. Ms. Ferullo advises Purdue University on copyright compliance issues and educates the Purdue University community on their rights and responsibilities under the copyright law. She has published articles on copyright and its impact on higher education and libraries, and her new book, Managing Copyright in Higher Education, provides a copyright road map for students, faculty, and university administrators. Ms. Ferullo holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts; a Masters of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Ms. Ferullo is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

Small Archival Projects Conference April 17

Please attend the Small Archival Projects Conference at Loras College, Dubuque, IA, on April 17, 2015.

The conference, sponsored by DALINC (Dubuque Area Library Information Consortium), provides an opportunity to learn about and discuss the basics of small digital archival projects. 

The keynote speaker is Noah Lenstra. Noah is a fourth-year PhD Candidate in Library & Information Science at the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Noah's keynote is entitled "Start Where You Are: Organizing People and Technology to Create High-Impact Digital Heritage with Minimal Funding."

More information about Noah is available at:

Session descriptions and presenters can be found at:

Register by March 20, 2015 at:

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