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Silvis Public Library, LTC Grant Recipient, Again!

The Silvis Public Library has been selected as one of only 100 libraries to receive funding in the third round of the Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and...
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LACONI TSS: Words Matter: Creating a More Inclusive Catalog

Speakers: Emily O'Neil, Technical Services Manager, Deschules Public Library (Bend, OR), Rachel Fischer, Member Services Librarian for Technical Services, CCS, and Scott Brandwein, Bibliographic Services Manager, SWAN Library Services In this session the speakers will present on the individual...
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JJC LTA Online Open House

On this Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 pm, join your professors and advisor online via Zoom to learn more about the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate Program at Joliet Junior College (JJC). Register here: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/LTA The LTA Certificate Program at JJC...
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LTA Course Offerings for Spring Semester at JJC

It is time to register for Spring Classes! Come join us! The Library Technical Assistant Certificate Program at Joliet Junior College consists of 9 courses for a total of 26 credit hours, and offers instruction from frontline librarians, technology training, online learning and more. Spring classes...
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JJC LTA Online Open House

On Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m., join your professors and advisor online via Zoom to learn more about the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate Program at Joliet Junior College (JJC). Register here: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/LTA The LTA Certificate Program at JJC...
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ILA Board Nominations

The ILA nominating committee is seeking nominee suggestions to together what we hope will be a diverse slate of potential candidates for the election ballot. Those elected will serve a 3-year term on the ILA Board. So far no one from southern Illinois has submitted a form to nominate themselves or...
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“Handling the Hierarchy: Success from Both Sides of Supervision” Webinar, October 28

Do you sometimes feel like you have to manage your manager? This program, sponsored by Recharge Committee , will explore the ups and downs of working relationships, whether in one-on-one supervision or a multilayered bureaucracy. Presenters will share the lessons they've learned from both sides of...
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LACONI TSS: Database Cleanup and MarcEdit

Join fellow Technical Services staff members for the following event: Want to update your records to RDA? Are databases providing records that stand out like a sore thumb? Do the inconsistences of your metadata haunt you? A library's database is only as good as the metadata contained within and it'...
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JJC LTA Online Open House

On this Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm, join your professors and advisor online via Zoom to learn more about the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate Program at Joliet Junior College (JJC). Register here: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/LTA The LTA Certificate Program at JJC...

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