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LACONI TSS: The Cataloging Un-Conference

Join us for the 2018 Cataloging Un-Conference! We will have presentations that include the decisions catalogers make that influence patron's interaction with library materials, various Connexion Client functions including when to derive, create or update records, and a demonstration on how to use...
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Free Naloxone/Opioid Overdose Training

Would you know what to do if someone—a customer, client or visitor—overdosed from opioids at your place of business or in the community? Deaths from opioid overdoses are the #1 cause of preventable deaths in America. Many of these deaths occur in public places—parking lots, restrooms or retail...
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Public Library Management Certificate online (free options available)

The University of Michigan's iSchool is offering a Professional Certificate in Public Library Management online through edX: "Whether you earned a library science degree or entered the profession from another career, this Professional Certificate program will help you take your career as a public...
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Fall Online Continuing Education Information School University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall Online Continuing Education Information School University of Wisconsin-Madison https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/ Classes are open to all! Register early for a 10% discount! Advanced Public Library Administration September 10 – December 2 https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-...
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Light the Fire Within: Kindling Routines of Organization and Efficiency

When: Friday, August 17, 2018 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Where: Woodridge Public Library (In Person) Please register by August 10: https://www.picatic.com/MCATSOrganization Presented by Linette George of Spark Productivity. Whether you are managing email, leading meetings, delegating tasks, following up...
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Recruit and Retain Top Talent

Recruit and Retain Top Talent June 27, 2018 |7:30 - 9 am Indian Trails Library, 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling Fee: $30/chamber members; $40/non-members Breakfast included Presented by the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce 1.25 PDCs available through SHRM Is the lack of skilled workers...
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College of DuPage Library & Information Technology Program - Fall Classes

The College of DuPage Library and Information Technology program: Registration for Fall 2018 classes is underway for new and returning students. Classes will run from August 20 to December 14. Please see the Fall course plan for class offerings: http://cod.edu/programs/library_technology/pdf/...
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Small Library Education Development Day (SLEDD)

Day of presentation, round table discussion and poster session. Topics include web site design, serving special needs patrons, active shooter scenarios, and open question session with Phil Lenzini. This event was made possible in part by a RAILS CE Event Grant. http://events.eventzilla.net/e/small-...
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Data Storytelling: Structures and Strategies

DESCRIPTION Despite collecting a tremendous amount of data on activities related to their collections, services, and spaces, libraries often struggle to use the right data to tell the right stories to the right stakeholders. This can be particularly challenging when there is a mismatch between what...
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LACONI Tech Services: Cataloging Non-Traditional Items

Presenter Karen Snow is an Associate Professor and the PhD Program Director at the School of Information Studies at Dominican University. This interactive workshop will move participants beyond the basics of Resource Description & Access (RDA) into more advanced cataloging territory. The...

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