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"More Soapmaking Books, Please": PDA in Chicago's Public Libraries

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Cataloging

Patron Driven Acquisitions came to Chicago Public Library (CPL) in 2013 with a grant from the Illinois State Library and on a scale previously unseen in public libraries. We'll explore the development, implementation, evolution, and assessment of this project; learn ...Read more

21st Century Librarians for 21st Century Libraries

Category: 
Reference
Reference
Library Management
Customer Service
Technology

As technology evolves, patrons are turning to library staff for help using hardware, software, devices, and apps to help them navigate the digital world. To stay relevant to modern patrons, librarians need a combination of traditional library skills mixed with ...Read more

Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques for Library Staff

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Genealogy and Local History
Reference

Take your genealogy research skills up a notch by learning advanced techniques for locating records by topic and type of repository and explore case studies for honing your skills.

Agenda:
* Types of records ...Read more

Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Youth and Young Adult Services
Youth and Young Adult Services

In this webinar, Mary O'Brian, Center for the Advancement and Support of Educational Initiatives, Illinois State University, covered basic information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including background, diagnosis, and research. Examples of students with autism will be shared. Additionally, strategies ...Read more

Best Practices for RDA in MARC21

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Cataloging

Lynn Fields, the Director of Technical Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, presented a workshop on Best Practices for RDA in MARC21. The workshop explored a brief history of RDA and why best practices are so important in RDA. The ...Read more

Better Together: Libraries in The Sharing Economy

Category: 
Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing

Preconference in conjunction with the 2015 Library State of Mind joint conference in Peoria.


Better Together Working Paper (PDF, via Illinois Library Association website)

The whole idea of libraries is essentially based on resource sharing; ...Read more

Beyond Assistive Technology: Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Reference
Customer Service
Youth and Young Adult Services
Youth and Young Adult Services

Library services to people with disabilities are provided by all levels of library staff. From the part-time aide checking out library materials to the library director determining policies, staff skills and attitudes are crucial for a satisfactory library experience. All ...Read more

Beyond MARC: BIBFRAME and the Future of Bibliographic Data

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Cataloging

The Bibliographic Framework Initiative, or BIBFRAME, is intended to provide a replacement to the MARC format as an encoding standard for library catalogs. Its aim is to move library data into a Linked Data format, allowing it to interact with ...Read more

Book Blogging 101

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Reference
Readers Advisory

In this practical discussion, seasoned book bloggers Rebecca Vnuk and Karen Keefe will cover the benefits of starting a personal or library-related book blog, including various platforms to choose from, how to get started, what to talk about, how to ...Read more

C is for Common Core and Collection Development

Library Types: 
Public
School
Category: 
Youth and Young Adult Services
Youth and Young Adult Services

In this session, Kristen Remenar, Librarian and Author, demonstrated how to "decode" the Common Core Standards to understand what the expectations are for our elementary students in Reading and Writing. Learn terms that you can use to help educators and ...Read more

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