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Strengthening the Virtuous Circle: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to Library Service

Join author, professor, speaker, and social justice advocate Dr. Nicole Cooke for a powerful discussion about diversity in the library field. Learn important distinctions between diversity and inclusion, and how administrators can champion effective, proactive retention methods. Dr. Cooke, an...
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Registration Open for HSLI Conference

The conference and hotel registration are now open for the Annual Conference of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois! Please mark your calendars to join us in Bloomington, IL at The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center from Wednesday, October 25th to Friday, October 27th. The conference theme...
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Gale Career Online High School Webinars and Lunch and Learn

Twelve Illinois libraries currently offer adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma through Career Online High School (COHS). This fall, three additional libraries will offer the program as well. In the coming weeks, there are several opportunities to learn more about Career...
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LACONI TSS: Anatomy of a MARC Record

Catalogers and non-catalogers are invited to attend this workshop on the MARC format for bibliographic records. Catherine Suchy, instructor at the Joliet Junior College Library Technical Assistant Program, will present an overview of the fields and tags in the MARC bibliographic record. Thursday,...
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Working with your Local Adult Literacy Provider (DuPage County)

Attention DuPage County Libraries: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Wheaton Public Library 9:30am-12pm To register: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=25692 Literacy DuPage is a literacy volunteer organization which serves adult learners who need to develop their English communication...
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A Booklist Live Event: How to Stay in Top Genre Shape

Nothing is scarier than being asked to help someone find books in a genre that you don't enjoy yourself. You want to help that romance reader find the perfect book, for example, but you don't know where to begin because—eek!—you don't read romance. Will you be exposed as a fraud? How can you...
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Fall Online Courses from UW-Madison iSchool

University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School Fall 2017 Online Professional Development Courses Basic Public Library Administration Aug 28-Nov 17 NEW! Fostering Inclusivity in the Library Sept 11-Oct 8 Creating Top-Notch Customer Service at your Library Sept 11-Oct 15 NEW! Youth Services 101...
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College of DuPage LTA program begins its 50th year this Fall, 2017

College of DuPage summer registration is now in progress. Fall registration begins April 21 for new and returning students. Summer classes http://cod.edu/programs/library_technology/pdf/course_plan_summer.pdf Fall classes http://cod.edu/programs/library_technology/pdf/course_plan_fall.pdf For...
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LACONI Technical Services Section: Do you Dewey? We do!

Friday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join us for a day with Dewey Decimal Classification! Caroline Saccucci from the Library of Congress will give beginning catalogers and paraprofessionals a detailed overview of all sections of DDC; demonstrate basic Dewey number-building in WebDewey; and give...

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