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
Continuing Education Archives
Every library has some aspect of fundraising throughout the year. Join Lauren Chilvers, the Fundraising Librarian, to discover how to maximize your current program. She will cover bench marking your program to set realistic goals, donor relations, stewardship (thanking your ...Read more
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
Join two leaders in the field to learn about models of service, programming and technologies that create a welcoming library environment for young patrons with disabilities. Learn about dynamic programs being offered at public libraries around the Chicagoland area that ...Read more
Are you looking to boost your adult program attendance? Interested in low and/or next to no cost ideas for your future adult programming? If so, you'll love this webinar!
In this interactive and fun program, we'll ...Read more
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.
* Types of records ...Read more
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
The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center (ITBOC) will consolidate with the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service (ISLTBBS) on September 1, 2017. Public libraries are looking for ways to better serve all their citizens including those who don't ...Read more
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
Preconference in conjunction with the 2015 Library State of Mind joint conference in Peoria.
Better Together Working Paper (PDF, via Illinois Library Association)
The whole idea of libraries is essentially based on resource sharing; initially, ...Read more
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
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
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
How can you suggest titles you haven't read or authors you aren't familiar with? This session will explore how to use review sources to get up to speed, and will show you how your library can use reviews and annotations ...Read more