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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:
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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.
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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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College of DuPage Library and Information Technology program

The College of DuPage Library and Information Technology program: Registration for Summer 2018 classes is underway for new and returning students. All summer courses will be offered online. For further information, please contact Carol Sturz, Coordinator, College of DuPage Library & Information...
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GLRSC Accepting Lightning Talk Proposals

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference: Charting Our Course Together (GLRSC) on June 7-8, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH, featuring a keynote presentation by George Needham, Director of the Delaware County District Library. This conference is...
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Call for Proposals for the AISLE/ISLMA Fall Conference is Open

The Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE), formerly known as ISLMA is proud to announce the 2018 conference: "School Libraries Are For Everyone." Now is the time for YOU to help make this conference spectacular by submitting a proposal for a session to share how you foster an...
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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...