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Library Learning - L2

These events are listed on the Library Learning (L2) calendar. See L2 for shared-catalog consortia training and meetings.

Tuesday, Jan 24

Technical Services Roundtable

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
An informal roundtable discussion with Technical Services staff of the SWAN libraries. Suggested topics: Symphony Workflows • Tips & tricks • Cataloging • Serials • Acquisitions • Reports • Pre-cats •Processing of materials •You name it Event Coordinator: Joy Anhalt Email: janhalt@tplibrary.org...

Wednesday, Jan 25

Thursday, Jan 26

RAILS Networking Event

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan and RAILS Member Engagement Manager Debbie Baaske at this networking event hosted by the Des Plaines Public Library. Dee and Debbie will share the latest RAILS news and answer your questions. You will also have plenty of time to talk with colleagues from...

All Things Media

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Our next Preschool Partnership meeting we will discuss "All things Media" and how it relates to our young patrons. Debbie Wiedeman from Morton Grove Library will present information that she has gathered on media mentorship, but we hope you will bring ideas and insights as well whether it's in...

Friday, Jan 27

RAILS Board Meeting

RAILS Governance
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Board will meet in person at RAILS Burr Ridge and at other videoconference sites. Registration is required to attend this meeting via videoconference at a location other than those listed above. Please contact RAILS at L2help@railslibraries.info no later than 48 hours before the meeting is...

Monday, Jan 30

Tuesday, Jan 31

West Suburban Genre Study

9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Genre study for RA & other interested library staff. Meets every other month. Participants share brief summaries & appeal factors for titles read. Current genre: Mystery. The topic for this meeting is "Cozy Mystery." Event Coordinator: Marlise Schiltz Email: mschiltz@stcharleslibrary.org...

SLU Bimonthly Meeting

9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Small library directors meeting to networking about running our libraries. Event Coordinator: Jennifer Garden Email: milledgevillelibrary@yahoo.com Phone: 815-225-7572 Google Maps will tell you that you have arrived at the library when are not quite here. We are on the corner of 5th and Meyer, not...

Librarians vs. Fake News

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Librarians are the perfect antidote to fake news. They are trusted and trained to determine authoritative sources. Please come to or log in to this live-streamed program that will feature, Bob Doyle, the Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association, School District U-46 Elgin High School...