Networking Groups Directory

Library Administrators of Northern Illinois
LACONI

Since 1954, LACONI has been introducing library staff to new technologies and ideas, best practices, and popular programs for children and adults. LACONI is comprised of eight different sections...

Library Early Literacy Advocates
LELA

Library Early Literacy Advocates (LELA) is a public library networking group comprised of early literacy professionals who support each other's efforts as they explore, evaluate, and create...

Long Distance Libraries
LDL

This is a multi-type library networking group for librarians in the southwestern portion of RAILS. Member libraries host the quarterly meetings to share information and experiences and discuss...

Makerspace Networking Group
MNG

Whether you're already up and running or just thinking about getting your Makerspace started, come and share your ideas with this new networking group! We're the right spot to ignite new ideas for...

Managers of Children's and Teen Services
MCATS

Youth Services Managers from libraries in the south and western suburbs meet every other month to discuss management topics in the company of a supportive peer network. Meetings are held in the...

New Public Library Directors Group
Newbie Directors

The Newbie Directors' Group was formed in 2015 when there was an influx of new public library directors in the north central/northwest part of the state. We have continued to meet and add...

Northeast Youth Managers
NYM

Youth Services Managers from RAILS public libraries meet every other month to discuss relevant topics. NYM meetings are located in north-east Illinois, but all Youth Services Managers are welcome...

Northern Illinois Library Facility Managers
NILFM

We are a facilities group designed to enhance networking and increase knowledge of the trade through quarterly meetings at various libraries throughout the state. Within this group is decades of...

Page/Shelving Supervisor Network
Shelving Managers

This group is by and for those who supervise or manage library pages, shelvers and/or materials handlers.

Topics routinely addressed are hiring and training staff. Maintaining library...

Peoria Area Librarians
PALS

This is a group of mostly public library directors in and around the Peoria region that meets to discuss topics of interest. PALS is a legacy group from the Alliance Library System.

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