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Continuing Education Opportunity

JJC LTA Online Open House

On this Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm, join your professors and advisor online via Zoom to learn more about the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate Program at Joliet Junior College (JJC). Register here: The LTA Certificate Program at JJC...
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My Library Is ... Multi-Library Collaboration: A Recent Example

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Each February our specialized library helps plan the annual Engineering Day event at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Knowing there are many public libraries in our area that offer STEM resources, we sent out an invite for them to participate along with us. Due to...
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Green Hills Public Library District Goes Fine Free

The Green Hills Public Library District is pleased to announce that it has become a fine free Library as of March 11, 2021. As stated in the GHPLD's current Strategic Plan, the Library values inclusiveness and strives to ensure that all community members have the opportunity to utilize and benefit...
Continuing Education Opportunity

Discover the LTA Program at Discover JJC

Discover JJC: Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. to Noon Come and see what the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate Program is all about during Joliet Junior College's virtual open house, Discover JJC. Take a closer look at what JJC offers and find out how easy it is to start this program, and...
News from RAILS

RAILS Welcomes Regional Center for Change as New Member

Please join RAILS in welcoming our newest member, Regional Center for Change , located in Rock Falls, IL. Regional Center for Change is an alternative school associated with the Regional Office of Education #47. The school was founded in 1997 as a Regional Safe School providing alternative...
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Library News

Gail Borden Library Starts Pandemic Assistance Work

A $400,000 grant will help connect Elgin-area residents affected by COVID-19 with health and financial resources. The Illinois Public Health Association grant funds the hiring of six community health care workers to help with people vaccine sign up and COVID-19 education, as well as referring those...
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My Library Is ... Panel Presentation Event on April 21

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Four members of the My Library Is… Advisory Team will share their library stories in this panel presentation. Representing school and public libraries, the panelists will discuss how their libraries have engaged their patrons, educated their stakeholders, and...
Continuing Education Opportunity

How to Prevent Burnout -- Tips from the author of "The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness"

Monday, May 3, 2021 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. FREE Zoom webinar: The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness author Ryan Dowd Presents… How to Prevent Burnout Ryan Dowd started volunteering at a homeless shelter at 13. By 21, he was working...