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Deerfield Public Library Launches Queer Poem-a-Day Podcast Series

In celebration of Pride Month, the Deerfield Public Library has launched Queer Poem-a-Day , a special daily podcast series featuring poems written and read by contemporary LGBTQIA+ poets. Participating poets include established and emerging voices and the poems include both previously published and...
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Oak Park: Why anti-racism work is library work

Oak Park Public Library Executive Director David J. Seleb recently authored an opinion piece for local newspaper Wednesday Journal, on why anti-racism work is library work. He describes why the library is on an anti-racism journey , which includes working with a local consultant and implementing a...
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LACONI TSS: Database Cleanup and MarcEdit

Join fellow Technical Services staff members for the following event: Want to update your records to RDA? Are databases providing records that stand out like a sore thumb? Do the inconsistences of your metadata haunt you? A library's database is only as good as the metadata contained within and it'...
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Oak Park giving more leadership to technology and collections

During the past year, we've reaffirmed that technology and collections—both physical and digital—are core and essential services and functions of our library. And they require greater attention and leadership than ever. To address these needs, achieve our strategic objectives, and have a more...
Elizabeth Marszalik, Leigh Tarullo, and Kathleen Spale
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Virtual Q & A Event with Kwame Alexander: Roselle Public Library

The Roselle Public Library is honored to host Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander for a virtual Q & A event focusing on his award-winning picture book, The Undefeated ! This event was made possible due to the Healing Illinois grant awarded to the Roselle Public Library from the Illinois...
Picture of author Kwame Alexander with his book The Undefeated