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 ...Read more
Continuing Education Archives
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 ...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
This interactive presentation will introduce library staff to National Library of Medicine resources, enhance understanding of the public library's role in supporting families living with dementia, and present an opportunity to contribute to our understanding of disease by participating in ...Read more
As library collections evolve to meet community needs, it is important to evaluate the representation included in each collection and assess where gaps can be filled. Implementing a diversity audit is critical to understanding the current state of ...Read more
A superb high school librarian, in a discussion of making a place for all stories, explained the groups she was expanding her collection to more accurately and completely represent. When I asked about voices of those living in generational poverty, ...Read more
In t his 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. ...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 ...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. ...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. ...Read more
Staying cooped up at home has led to creative thinking throughout the library world. Youth departments in public libraries are leading the way with live and prerecorded e-storytimes for patrons. E-resources are being shared via social media and email. Now ...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 ...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 ...Read more