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Wood Dale Public Library District to Receive $250,000 Grant

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has announced that the Wood Dale Public Library District is to receive a Community Funding Grant in the amount of $250,000. The funds will be used to furnish and equip a new Early Learning Center in the library. Representative Krishnamoorthi will visit the library in...
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LACONI TSS: Words Matter: Creating a More Inclusive Catalog

Speakers: Emily O'Neil, Technical Services Manager, Deschules Public Library (Bend, OR), Rachel Fischer, Member Services Librarian for Technical Services, CCS, and Scott Brandwein, Bibliographic Services Manager, SWAN Library Services In this session the speakers will present on the individual...
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Rebecca Crown Library 50th Anniversary - Dominican University

On Tuesday, April 11, 1972, the Rebecca Crown Library at Dominican University officially opened. Often referred to as "the heart of campus," the Rebecca Crown Library has undergone many changes since 1972, such as moving the library school from the lower level to the third floor and the recent...
Construction Photo Rebecca Crown Library
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Specialized Library Spotlight: DuPage County Law Library

Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager talks with Juanita Harrell, Law Library Manager at DuPage County Law Library. Juanita discusses how the library serves a wide audience including litigants, attorneys, judges, and the general public. This library has a unique mission to help everyone...
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Oak Park appoints Lori Pulliam as interim director

The Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Lori Pulliam, the library's current Director of Public Services and Programs, as the library's interim executive director. Pulliam steps into the library's top leadership role most recently held by David J. Seleb, who retired after his 30-...
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JJC LTA Online Open House

On this Thursday, March 10 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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Celebrating 150 Years of Free Public Libraries in lllinois!

As part of our 150th anniversary celebration as a free public library in 2022, we worked with the Quad City Times and Dispatch-Argus to place a guest editorial about the importance of March 7, 1872 in public library history. Your can find the article on the March 3, 2022 opinion page of the Quad...
Commemorative library card for RIPL 150th year celebration
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"Respect the Mic" at Oak Park library March 10

On Thursday, March 10, at 7 pm, the Oak Park Public Library will host a celebration of 20 years of poetry from students and alumni of Oak Park and River Forest High School's Spoken Word Club . Join us for author readings that are 'electric and expansive' English and Spoken Word Club Teacher Peter...