News from Libraries and RAILS

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Basic Cataloging Boot Camp September 16

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloging standard that has replaced the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2). This workshop for new catalogers and para-professionals will focus on what RDA records look like in the catalog and the key ways they differ from AACR2...
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Registration for 2016 HSLI Conference Opens August 15

The 2016 HSLI Conference: " Running With It: Library Trends in 2016 " will take place at the beautiful Pheasant Run Resort (located at 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles, IL, 60174) from Wednesday, November 9 , to Friday, November 11 . Please mark your calendars, arrange the time off, book your hotel...
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Courses from Library Juice Academy

Library Juice Academy announces upcoming online courses. These courses can be viewed at any time via Library Juice Academy's online platform and you can participate as your schedule allows. Courses involve reading assignments, offline activities, and class participation. Most classes are four weeks...
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ARRT Program: Becoming the Face of RA

Learn how libraries can successfully engage and connect with patrons to provide RA services with a personal touch, even in virtual spaces. Join us for a panel presentation featuring: Polli Kenn, Readers' Services Coordinator at the Lawrence Public Library Melissa Doornbos, Public Relations Manager...
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"Low-Cost Outreach" Webinar on August 17

Maximizing Outreach Without Maxing Out: No-to-Low Cost Ways of Getting Your Library's Message Out There - Online Event Wednesday , August 17, 2016 1 p.m. Central Register: https://goo.gl/brWx9y Description: Almost every library considers marketing and outreach a priority, but too often staffing or...
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Workshops Offered at 2016 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference

New this year! We added half-day workshops to the program for the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference, taking place at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, August 9-11, 2016. Visit the registration webpage for the full conference program details. Registration ends July 29. Workshops...
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Webinar on Ten Tips for the New Rural Library Director August 11

Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the New Rural Library Director Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. On paper, your job description as a library director may not cover some of the unique challenges and opportunities that come with serving a small or rural community. Juggling the...
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Keynote Speakers & Registration for Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conf.

Register Now for the 2016 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference and CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting August 9-11, 2016, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa Twitter hashtag: #UMDCC16 Facebook event page Registration (Registration deadline is July 29, 2016.) Keynote Speakers We're excited to...
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Discount on LYRASIS Classes and Events for RAILS Members

LYRASIS and Reaching Across Illinois Library System ( RAILS) are partners to bring Illinois libraries opportunities for professional development. T hrough RAILS, your library receives discounts on LYRASIS classes and training. A selection of upcoming online events include: 7/13/2016 Introduction to...
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Webinar on DPLA for Genealogy and Family History July 26

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Workshop: DPLA for Genealogy and Family History, July 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. CDT (3:00 p.m. EST) Following the recent announcement of our partnership with FamilySearch , we are pleased to invite our extended community to attend a free DPLA workshop webinar —...

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