Upcoming Events

Library Learning - L2

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

Monday, Mar 25

Tuesday, Mar 26

Small Libraries United

9:30 am to 11:30 am
Bimonthly networking meeting for directors of small, rural libraries. Event Coordinator: Ellen Finfrock Email: ellenf@pololibrary.org Phone: 815-946-2713 Please register for this program so the host library may plan room set-up and refreshments.

Thursday, Mar 28

SAIL Bi-monthly Meeting

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The SAIL group is open to all library administrators. Members are welcome to bring questions for group feedback. Event Coordinator: Richard Ashley Email: rashley@fossilridge.org Phone: 815.458.2187 Attendees are also invited to lunch, at own cost, at an area restaurant.

Friday, Mar 29

Monday, Apr 1

Thursday, Apr 4

Friday, Apr 5

RAILS Online Round Table: Programming and Collections for Those With Dementia/Alzheimer's

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join us for a discussion of how libraries can serve those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. This discussion will be led by the Serving Patrons with Dementia Group. This event will also include a short presentation by Tina Williams, Outreach Services Manager, White Oak Library District and...

Booktalks and Beyond: Best New Diverse Children's Books for Storytimes, Programs, and Booklists

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hear lively booktalks on the best new diverse books for children and tweens. Extensive booklists will be provided. We'll end with an interactive Guerilla Storytime brainstorm on how to put diversity into action in all of your storytimes, programs, displays and beyond. Topics will include:
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Saturday, Apr 6

Monday, Apr 8

Wednesday, Apr 10

Technical Services Roundtable

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Please come join an informal roundtable discussion with Technical Services staff of SWAN libraries on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Tinley Park Public Library. Discussion topics will include: Symphony Workflows • Tips & tricks • Cataloging • Serials • Acquisitions •...

Stop Talking and Start Testing: How to Improve Your Website with Usability Testing

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Whether you're planning a new website or want to improve your current one, usability testing is a powerful tool for understanding how your patrons interact with your website. This webinar will walk you through the process of identifying testing needs, planning a test, running one, and summarizing...

Thursday, Apr 11

RAILS Member Update

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
All staff members at all RAILS libraries are invited to join us for the April 11 RAILS Member Update. You can attend at an available RAILS videoconference location or via one-way streaming video (RAILS Live). Agenda items include: • A discussion of the increase in the minimum wage in Illinois and...

Friday, Apr 12

TWILL Meeting: STEAM Fair

9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your great new tech to share at our yearly STEAM Fair! Please reply below with the type of STEAM item you can bring to share and the number available. We hope to see you there! Member Library Group: Tween Illinois Librarians Event Coordinator: Sara Brunkhorst Email: sbrunkhorst@...