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AAPLD Wins Best Float 2016

On Saturday, July 30, the Algonquin Area Public Library District (AAPLD) won the Algonquin Founders' Days "Best Float Award 2016" for their "Future is Now" float. Volunteers worked diligently to represent this year's parade theme "Turn of the Century" with a storytime scene imagined from 2501. An "...
AAPLD 2016 Founders' Day Float
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DGPL Announces: New Director Julie Milavec Joins Staff

After a national search, the Downers Grove Public Library Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Julie M. Milavec as Library Director. As Director, Milavec is responsible for creating and carrying out a plan that provides 21st century library services, replenishes capital funds,...
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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...
News from RAILS

Dee Brennan Wins Distinguished Atkinson/Demco Award

Deirdre (Dee) Brennan, Executive Director of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), is the 2016 recipient of the Illinois Library Association's (ILA's) Atkinson Memorial/Demco Award. The award recognizes an individual, group, program, or institution for sustained activity and...
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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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Bikers for Books Fundraiser

Librarians on motorcycles? When Warren-Newport Public Library trustee Sue Niemi and her husband Brian proposed a new type of fundraiser, it took some time to grasp the possibilities. How does a charity motorcycle ride operate? Can cars come along on the ride? What happens at an after party? Is the...
The motorcycle in the lobby is getting lots of awestruck reactions!
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Ted Bodewes to be New Director at Thomas Ford Memorial Library

"The Thomas Ford Memorial Library Board is pleased to announce that Ted Bodewes has accepted the position of Director of Thomas Ford," stated Amanda Smith, Board President. She noted that, "Under the guidance of Anne Kozak, the Library Board of Trustees approached the hiring process with careful...
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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...