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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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HSLI Conference: Poster Submission Deadline

Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Conference Running With It! – Library Trends in 2016 November 9-11, 2016 – St. Charles, IL Poster submission deadline is Friday September 2, 2016 Submitting a conference poster is a great opportunity for you to share with your colleagues the projects you...
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Library Security and Safety September 15

Danger in the Stacks: How to Deal with Security and Safety in the Library Does your library have to face safety and security issues without the help of security staff? Most of us know, "stop, drop, and roll" for fire safety, and "run, hide, fight" for active shooters. How can library staff be...
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Association of Bookmobiles & Outreach Services Conference

Early Bird registration for the 2016 ABOS (Association of Bookmobiles & Outreach Services) Conference "Outreach Services—Building Community," ends August 26, 2016. Sign up now to get a reduced rate. The conference will be held October 19-21 at the Marriott RiverCenter, 10 W. RiverCenter Blvd.,...

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