RAILS Member Announcements

Continuing Education

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support the Common Core May 15

You've heard of Common Core Standards (CCS) but don't really know what they're about.* But your nearest school library media specialist is thick into CSS support and chances are the kids in the school are already asking for your help.

Chris Balsano will provide a brief CCS overview and will lead a lively and interactive session focusing on web 2.0 tools that support CCS. Bring your own laptop or use one at the library. You will leave this session with:

  • A clearer view of Common Core Standards
  • Practical hands-on experience with the same (free) web 2.0 tools used in the school library media center
  • Enhanced appreciation of the relationship between CCS implementation and your nonfiction collection
  • A bibliography of go-to sources for more information on CCS

Library as Publisher - Free Online Programs

The NY 3Rs Association, Inc., is offering a series of free "Library as Publisher" online discussions. Programs include, "Selling Stuff: LibraryCommerce.com," "Using the Institutional Repository to Document and Disseminate Faculty Papers," "Library Partnership Strategies: Library and Publisher, Library as Publisher" (recording), and more.

For a complete list of programs, see: http://www.ny3rs.org/i2ny/publisher/1565-2/.

Note that webinar times are shown in Eastern Time.

Registration Open for Reaching Forward Conference

Registration is now open for the Reaching Forward Conference!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Registration:
Early Bird (By April 25): $125
Advance (April 26 or later): $150
(includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Registration and more information is available at: www.reachingforward.net.

Reaching Forward is a professional development conference for library staff. The conference's mission is to provide opportunities for those attending to grow, learn, and connect with new ideas. Reaching Forward is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!

Summer and Fall Registration at ICC

Summer and fall registration for Library Technical Assistant (LTA) classes at Illinois Central College (ICC) is opens on Monday, April 7.

For summer, you can enroll in LIB 111: Introduction to research, a 1-credit, online course.

Fall 2014 classes can be found here: http://www.icc.edu/classSchedule/course.asp?course=LIB%20%20&coursename=Library%20Technology%20%28LIB%29%20%20%20%20%20%...

Fall classes include:

LIB 110: Introduction to Libraries, 3 credits, online

LIB 111: Introduction to Research, 1 credit, online, offered the first 8-weeks and the second 8-weeks

LIB 114: Audiovisual Equipment Operation, 2 credits, hybrid

LIB 125: Cataloging and Classification, 3 credits, online

LIB 216: Introduction to Collection Development, 3 credits, online

LIB 222: Special Topics for LTAs: Library Management, 3 credits, online

Questions? Contact LTA Program Coordinator, Dr. Pamela Thomas, pthomas [at] icc [dot] edu or 309-694-5508.

ATLAS Trustee Workshop

On Saturday, May 3 at the New Lenox Public Library, board members will learn how to handle patron comments at board meetings.  Attorney Roger Ritzman of Peregrine, Stime, Newman, Ritzman & Bruckner, Ltd will explore the legal aspects of responding to public comments while John Chrastka will share his
experiences serving as a consultant with Every Library and serving on the Berwyn Public Library Board of Trustees. Trustees will leave knowing how to respond to different comments, what type of public
comment policy a library should have,  where you can turn for help with challenging comments, and what the board can do to ensure the meeting stays on track and under control.

For questions, please contact Kate Hall at khall [at] newlenoxlibrary [dot] org or 815.485.2605

November ISLMA Conference - April 6 RFP Deadline

The Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) announces its 2014 Conference, "Leading Change," to be held November 6 - 8, 2014, at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

The ISLMA program committee is looking for sessions that demonstrate the wide variety of ways libraries and librarians help students succeed in their academic or day-to-day lives.

Presenters must register for the conference. In recognition of their contribution to ISLMA, presenters at the 2014 conference (up to 3 presenters per session) will have $35 waived off the cost of registration.

The deadline for submitting an RFP is April 6, 2014. An acknowledgement will be sent upon receipt of the RFP and detailed information will be provided when the proposed session is accepted. If you have questions or need assistance, please direct inquiries to islma [dot] conference [dot] program [at] gmail [dot] com.

For more information see: http://islma.org/rfp2014.php.

College of DuPage Summer and Fall classes

College of DuPage Library & Information Technology program

Summer classes 8 weeks:  June 9 – Aug. 3

Summer 2014 registration is now in progress.  http://cod.edu/programs/library_technology/pdf/course_plan_summer.pdf

Fall 2014 classes 16 weeks:  Aug. 25 – Dec. 19 NEW Library Technology Class offered online

Registration begins April 25 for new and returning students (as early as April 10 for those with earned credits)

http://cod.edu/programs/library_technology/pdf/course_plan_fall.pdf

For further information, contact: Prof. Carol Sturz

Ph: 630-942-2597  email: sturzc [at] cod [dot] edu

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LACONI Annual Trustee Banquet

The Annual LACONI Trustee Banquet will take place on April 11, 2014.

The speaker will be Thomas Dyja, author of The Third Coast: When Chicago
Built the American Dream. Explore Chicago history, culture, politics and
more from the end of World War II to the sixties with Mr. Dyja.

The book was published in hardcover last year and is due to be published by Penguin Press in paperback in the spring of 2014.

The event will once again be held at Alta Villa Banquets (430 N. Addison Rd. in Addison, IL 60101).

Visit http://www.laconi.net/event/annual-library-trustee-banquet/  and
register with your credit card online at EVENTBRITE or print the LACONI
Banquet Registration Form 2014 and send in the mail.

You do not want to miss this event.

Copyright Day at UW-Parkside April 16

If you are a creator of new knowledge, if you use research and others' creations as part of your work, if you are teaching online or may be in the future, or if you advertise in any way, you will want to attend this fun and informative conference.

Keynote speaker, Carrie Russell, American Library Association’s Director for the Program on Public Access to Information, will address "How to Think About Copyright."

Two sets of breakout sessions will follow, examining the following issues:
Authors' Rights (Sarah Shreeves; University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign)
Media and Copyright (Dawn Larsen; Columbia College Chicago)
Distance Education and Copyright (Tim Gritten and Kristin Woodward; UW-Milwaukee)
Marketing and Copyright (Laura Mason, Don Lintner, Beth McGee; UW-Parkside)

When:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where:
UW-Parkside, Student Center Ballroom
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
262-595-3340

Register:
http://www.cvent.com/d/q4qzxg

Early Registration is $49 (until April 9); Regular Registration is $69 (after April 9). Breakfast is provided. This event is free to the UW-Parkside Community, but registration is required.

This event sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Parkside Copyright Team.

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support the Common Core

You've heard of Common Core Standards (CCS) but don't really know what they're about.* But your nearest school library media specialist is thick into CSS support and chances are the kids in the school are already asking for your help.

Join us on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Glenwood-Lynnwood Public Library for a session with Chris Balsano and all will be explained. Chris just retired as school library media specialist at Downers Grove North High School, and has been an adjunct instructor at Dominican University's GSLIS for the past ten years.

Chris will provide a brief CCS overview and will lead a lively and interactive session focusing on web 2.0 tools that support CCS. Bring your own laptop or use one at the library. You will leave this session with:

  • A clearer view of Common Core Standards
  • Practical hands-on experience with the same (free) web 2.0 tools used in the school library media center
  • Enhanced appreciation of the relationship between CCS implementation and your nonfiction collection
  • A bibliography of go-to sources for more information on CCS

Register below for this half-day session; $80, 3 CPDUs available. The session will take place at the Glenwood-Lynnwood Public Library, 19901 Stony Island Ave., Lynnwood, IL  60411. A link to use to pay online will be sent following your registration; or, mail a check to GSLIS Events, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest, IL 60305.

http://gslis.dom.edu/newsevents/using-web-20-tools-support-common-core

*In 2010 Illinois joined more than 40 states in a collaborative effort to raise learning standards and improve college and career readiness for all students. Called the Common Core Standards, schools are using these to establish clear expectations for what students should learn in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level. The standards are high, clear, and uniform to ensure that students are prepared for success in college and the workforce. By emphasizing depth over breadth, the Common Core ensures that students have a comprehensive understanding of key concepts. Teachers and administrators across the state are fully implementing the new standards during the 2013-14 school year. Many schools have already begun to incorporate elements of the new learning standards into their curricula. The Common Core determines what educators should teach, not how they should teach. Teachers will continue to have the freedom to tailor lesson plans to the individual needs of their students. The Common Core's higher standards and emphasis on applying knowledge to real world situations will better prepare Illinois students for the challenges facing them after high school.