We are the adult services programmers of the south suburbs of Chicago. We meet to share presenter contact information, newsletters, and anything else related to programming for adults.
We are a group of outreach specialists, librarians, managers, and support staff dedicated to bringing outreach services to meet the unique needs of each of our libraries populations. We meet to share programming ideas, marketing tips, and ways to partner with community organizations. We promote and advocate for outreach as an essential library service. Whether you use a bookmobile, library van, or your personal car to reach your patrons, this group has something of interest to anyone working in outreach.
Resource and information sharing for librarians who work with world language and ESL collection development, cataloging, and promotion, and programming.
The Chicago Area Library Volunteer Administrators Network is a professional group for library volunteer administrators in the Chicago area. We meet quarterly on the 4th Wednesday of January, April, July and October at libraries in the area. Other libraries also take turns hosting, creating the agenda and taking meeting minutes.
We always welcome new members.
For minutes from our past meetings, click here.
Members and guests from suburban Chicagoland meet once per month in September-May to share storytime ideas. Libraries take turns hosting the meeting, and members suggest the monthly topics each year. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/psslillinois2015/
Anyone engaged in marketing, PR, and graphics efforts for their library is encouraged to join us. The group determines the topics to be addressed at our (usually) bi-monthly meetings, which rotate around the Chicago suburban area. We have an active Facebook group. Search for RAILS and ILA Marketing Group and ask to join.