Continuing Education Archives

Book Blogging 101

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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 ...Read more

Bookfluencers: Using Social Media To Recommend Books

Learn how to get creative with Readers' Advisory through YouTube and Instagram. Four Bookfluencers will discuss how to successfully promote books to library patrons and other readers in the BookTube and Bookstagram online communities.

Panelists include: ...Read more

Building African American, African, and Caribbean Collections

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Presenters Ron Gauthier, Melissa Grammont, and Terri Corbin-Hutchinson assist you in navigating the rich diversity of African American, African, and Caribbean authors and resources available in many libraries across the country.

Presenters: Terri Corbin-Hutchison, Melissa Grammont, ...Read more

C is for Common Core and Collection Development

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Young Adult Services
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 ...Read more

Census 2020: Learn What is at Stake!

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Trustee Development

Anita Banerji, Forefront's Director of the Democracy Initiative, spoke about why the 2020 Census is particularly important for Illinois. She also discussed the work of the IL Count Me In 2020 statewide coalition and noted how libraries across the ...Read more

Coding for Librarians - Session One

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Technology

Coding has recently become a hot topic. The mass media asks if kids should start learning how to code in grade school. More and more professionals ranging from journalists to biologists and librarians are learning to code because of ...Read more

Coding for Librarians - Session Two

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Technology

Coding has recently become a hot topic. The mass media asks if kids should start learning how to code in grade school. More and more professionals ranging from journalists to biologists and librarians are learning to code because of ...Read more

Collection Development: The Basics and Beyond

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Collection Development
Readers Advisory
Reference

Collection development basics for libraries, including discussion on organizing your budget, weeding, and writing a plan. Also discusses current topics such as media and eBooks.

This workshop is the second in a series brought to ...Read more

Communication Strategies for Managing Change

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Library Management

Keeping staff on an even keel in the midst of major changes is a daunting task, but making it a priority can mean the difference between success and failure. Unfortunately, change management models are sometimes less than helpful when ...Read more

Conducting a Library Facility Security Assessment

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Facilities
Library Management

Most library staff think you need to hire an expensive security consultant to conduct a site security assessment of their facilities. While it's true security professionals do have a certain expertise, it often helps to consider the in-house experience and ...Read more

Copyright and Standardized Rights Statements for Digital Collections

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Digitization
Genealogy & Local History

Copyright can be a difficult task to undertake when it comes to digital collections, especially with uncertainty about legal language and object originations. This webinar will discuss how to make informed copyright decisions with tools available, and how to utilize ...Read more

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