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Community Engagement Networking Group

Please join us for the inaugural Community Engagement Networking Group meeting. We'll be gathering at the Schaumburg Township District Library on Tuesday, November 29, at 10am to create a vision for the group, share ideas, talk about how we define engagement at our organizations, and enjoy each...
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Proposals for Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference June 8-9, 2017

Mark your calendars for the 4th annual GLRSC: Harnessing the Winds of Change on June 8-9, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Oak Brook, IL This conference is an opportunity for individuals working in resource sharing to trade information and network with other colleagues. Watch for updates on the...
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World Languages Networking Group meeting

The World Languages Networking Group invites librarians in charge of Spanish language collections and any interested librarians to our October's meeting. The meeting will take place at the Fountaindale Public Library District (300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440) on October 26th at 10:00 am...
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November 2 Webcast: Linked Data: Building the Future for Libraries

The web is moving from just delivering results to delivering answers. What if your library could change Google, Siri, and other web agents from being competitors to partners? Do you want to learn how your library can increase traffic to your website and your catalog with linked data? Linked data...
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Library Juice Academy Course on Website Strategy

Developing a Website Content Strategy Instructor: Rebecca Blakiston and Shoshana Mayden Dates: October 3-28, 2016 Credits: 1.5 CEUs Price: $175 http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/049-content-strategy.php In this four-week course, you will learn the process of developing a website content strategy, from...
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Broadband Planning for Libraries: Enough Is Never Enough

Please join us for this free webinar on the topic of broadband planning and E-Rate. Thurs, October 20, 2016 1 p.m. CT Registration link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/mttgwwpenlh1&eom When it comes to broadband in public libraries, it seems you can never have enough. Technology use in libraries is...
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Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Workshop October 5

Library Journal is offering a $75 discount to RAILS members who want to attend this workshop (see below). Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Workshop Wednesday, October 5 Harold Washington Library Center Chicago Public Library 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The challenges facing libraries are real,...
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HSLI 2016 Conference Cont. Educ. Offerings

You won't want to miss the HSLI 2016 Conference being held on November 9-11, 2016 at the beautiful Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. The conference has an excellent selection of continuing education courses being offered on Thursday November 10 and there is no additional cost for the courses...
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Online Continuing Education Classes from UW-Madison

Upcoming Online Professional Development Classes SLIS, the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Public and Community Library Services September 26 - December 16 https://slis.wisc.edu/continuing-education/public-community-services/ Friends Forever: the Optimal Library Relationship...
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LLAMA Thought Leader Webinar with R. David Lankes Sept. 14

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature R. David Lankes The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring R . David Lankes , Sept. 14, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time. Lankes will talk about his personal perspective on successful...

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