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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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RAILS and Gale Provide Online Access to Accredited High School Diplomas

RAILS and Gale, a Cengage company, are working together to offer accredited high school diplomas and career certificates at participating public libraries across the state. Adults in these communities who have a library card can participate in the innovative Career Online High School ( COHS )...
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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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Mary M. Case, UIC Dean of Libraries, to Lead ARL

Mary M. Case, university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Illinois at Chicago, became president of the Association of Research Libraries or ARL this week. Case assumed the one-year term during the association's fall meeting in Washington, D.C. For more information, see: https://...

Sparks Podcast Episode 4: Every Student Succeeds Act

RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan (left) talks with Sylvia Norton (center), Executive Director of the American Association of School Librarians, and Megan Cusick (right), Grassroots Specialist at the Office for Library Advocacy, about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Topics include the...
From left: Dee Brennan, Sylvia Norton, Megan Cusick
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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 In this four-week course, you will learn the process of developing a website content strategy, from...