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.
Open to managers, department heads and supervisors of adult services units or similar service areas in public libraries with populations between 50,000 and 80,000 (and up). We meet to network and discuss a wide range of issues, including: multi-level management, material formats, innovative services, reorganization and re-spacing, joint conference proposals, flexible technology, patron education, strategic thinking, etc.
Please join us if you fit this description! We welcome your input and company.
Resource and information sharing for librarians who work with world language and ESL collection development and promotion, and programming.
Open to all library staff. Topics of discussion include information relating to business services offered by the library and librarians, including for job searchers, local businesses, and financial literacy.
We are a group of programmers that meet quarterly in the north suburban Chicago area. We have an active email listserv that also includes programmers from other areas.
We are a group of new and veteran K-8 school librarians from Chicago and the north/northwest suburbs who share ideas, experiences, and programs, support each other, and celebrate the professional talents and passions of every member.
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.
Open to librarians, meets bimonthly, communication via a Google Groups list. Discusses issues and information regarding services and databases delivered electronically. Vendor demos and troubleshooting issues are commonly on the agenda.
Contact: Bill Pardue, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, email@example.com
Youth Services Managers from RAILS public libraries meet every other month to discuss relevant topics. NYM meetings are located in north-east Illinois, but all Youth Services Managers are welcome to attend.
The YALD Group (Young Adult Librarians Discussion Group) is a former NSLS networking group, but is open to anyone interested in YA/Teen Services. Anyone is welcome, meeting agendas are open to all topics.