Networking Groups Directory

Chicago Area School Library Network
CASLN

We are a group of new and veteran K-8 school librarians from Chicago and the north/northwest suburbs who share ideas, experiences, and programs, support each other, and celebrate the professional...

Chicago Area Solo Librarians (open to all solos in RAILS region)
CASL

The Chicago Area Solo Librarians (CASL) group was formed in 2001 by some solo librarians in Chicago who wanted to meet and network, to commiserate and celebrate, the challenges of life as a solo...

Children's Librarians' Association of the South Suburbs
CLASS

CLASS is a professional organization of public youth librarians who are within the service area of RAILS and south of Interstate I-55(Stevenson Expressway).

The principal purpose of...

Circulation Managers

Circulation Managers from North Suburban Public Libraries meet quarterly to discuss topics of mutual interest, circulation policies and procedures, resource sharing, technology, and to bring...

Circulation Roundtable
Circ Roundtable

Anyone interested in Circulation topics is invited to join us at our quarterly meeting. This group strives to network and get feedback on items impacting libraries. This meeting is open to...

Collection Development Librarians Networking Group

This networking group is made up of librarians who are responsible for any aspect of the selecting and/or purchasing of collections. We meet quarterly discuss various topics, ideas, and trends...

Community Engagement Group

The Community Engagement group invites participation from professional and support staff working in libraries with the intention of connecting libraries, residents and community partners to bring...

Computer Class Instructor's Group

Group of Chicago-area library staff that meets quarterly to discuss classes, programs, and issues related to technology training in libraries.

Electronic Managers Network Group
ELSUM

Open to librarians, meets bimonthly, communication via a Google Groups list. Discusses issues and information regarding services and databases delivered electronically. Vendor demos and...

eMediaLibrary consortium

eMediaLibrary is an consortium of 24 libraries throughout Illinois. It provides eBook and eAudio content via Overdrive. This...

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