Networking Groups Directory

20s and 30s Programmers

We are a group of library professionals that create programming dedicated to the 20s and 30s age group. We meet quarterly, and have a Google group for idea sharing and networking.

Adult Services Managers of Larger-Sized Public Libraries

Open to managers, department heads and supervisors of adult services units or similar service areas in public libraries with populations between 50,000 and 80,000 (and up). We meet to network and...

All Learners Welcome- Librarians Serving At Home Learners and Homeschool Families

The library is traditionally the biggest resource for at home learners. It is vital to foster and grow valuable relationships with the diverse educational members of the community. It is essential...

AMs-The Assistant Managers and Supervisors Networking Group

We are a networking group for all assistant managers, assistant department heads, and supervisors that work in public libraries in Illinois. This includes any supervisor or assistant manager who...

Association of Rural Community Directors

A Central IL group of rural directors of smallish libraries. We meet on the 3rd on the Wednesdays* from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. nine months of the year, with summers focused on our reading programming...


ATLAS is an organization of public libraries in the south & southwest suburbs of Chicago dedicated to provide networking and continuing education opportunities for...

AudioVisual Information & Discussion Group

AVID is a forum for staff at libraries in Illinois to converse and learn about audiovisual topics. The group covers subjects related to audiovisual formats, marketing, programming, new...

BIPOC Library Workers

This group aims to foster connection, share resources and discuss specific experiences in a safe, welcome, and open space for all library workers members who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or...

Bookmobile and Library Outreach Networking Group

We are a group of outreach specialists, librarians, managers, and support staff dedicated to bringing outreach services to meet the unique needs of each of our libraries populations. We meet to...

Business Interest Group of Librarians

Open to all library staff. Topics of discussion include information relating to business services offered by the library and librarians, including for job searchers, local businesses, and...