Library UX Chicago was founded in 2014 to support assessment, user experience, and design thinking skills for librarians and others in the Chicagoland area. We believe there are real opportunities for building practical skills, not only by utilizing our local librarian colleagues, but also by collaborating with local groups for workshops, discussions, and the creation of connections and opportunities.
This group meets 4-6 times/year on different topics, generally at various academic libraries in Chicago. We have had attendees welcomed at our meetings from all over the state, and from every kind of library. Library UX Chicago values hands-on experience and interactive discussion, and we try to emphasize those elements in our events.
We currently have a meetup site viewable here: http://www.meetup.com/library-ux-chicago/, where you will find much more information about us. We are also developing a google group for online discussions and hangouts.