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Dynamic Marketing Techniques for Today's Libraries

Sponsored by LibraryAware April 20, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fountaindale Public Library 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440​ Fifteen years ago, public libraries had no real competition; today we know there are many ways our patrons access information. But the one thing libraries do better...
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Elevate Illinois Library Leadership Program

Saturday, April 28, 2018- University of Illinois Springfield Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. The program is a joint project of Illinois Heartland Library System, the Illinois Library Association, the Illinois State Library, and...
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Leadership Principles for 2018

LACONI Administrators welcome library leaders to join us for a full day workshop aimed at improving our skills and abilities as leaders in the coming year. Facilitated by Executive Coach Nels Flatebo, this workshop will provide real world solutions to daily challenges faced by managers at all...
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LWT Staff Development

The Librarians Working Together (LWT) networking group will host its annual staff development mini-conference on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Faranda's Banquet Center in DeKalb. This CE opportunity is always designed to benefit all levels of staff. The fee is $23 per person and you can register here:...
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Library Technology Conference March 14-15, Minnesota

Come join us for the 11th annual Library Technology Conference! There are a handful of spots still open for this excellent Midwestern conference. Register today at: Keynote Speakers We are thrilled to announce Sarah T. Roberts and Bergis Jules as this year's...
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College of DuPage Library and Information Technology program: Register for Spring 2018

The College of DuPage Library and Information Technology program: Registration for Spring 2018 begins Nov. 9 for new and returning students. For further information, please contact Carol Sturz, Coordinator, College of DuPage Library & Information Technology, 425 Fawell Blvd., SRC3048, Glen...
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Registration Open for JJC LTA Spring Semester Courses

2018 Spring Semester registration is now open for new and continuing Library Technical Assistant students at Joliet Junior College. If you are interested in starting the program, please note that you do not have to take these courses in sequence, however there is a placement requirement for English...
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LACONI TSS: Resources for Catalogers

Panelists Richard Stewart (Indian Trails Public Library), Joy Anhalt (Tinley Park Public Library), Michelle Sandstrom (Naperville Public Library) and Rebecca Bartlett (La Grange Public Library) will discuss cataloging resources, including OCLC Classify, WebDewey, Cataloger's Desktop, RDA Toolkit,...
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Tech Trends in Circulation and the Library

LACONI Circulation Services Section (CSS) will be presenting a Tech showcase at Gail Borden Public Library on Thursday, November 16th beginning at 9:30am. Technology to see and hear about: · Automated Materials Handling (AMH) · Drive-up window · Mediabank for Movies, Video Games & CDs · Self-...