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Crowdfunding for Open Access E-Resources

Library Types: 
Academic
Category: 
Electronic Resources

This program will discuss the pros and cons of the crowdsource funding of digital collections and why a budget-strapped college would choose to participate. Can libraries control their content, spend less money and further open access scholarship? Can libraries ...Read more

Dealing with Angry Customer Behaviors

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Customer Service

Oh yes…they're out there and they're coming to your library. Angry, nasty and even downright unreasonable customers on a mission to tell and show you how they feel. Their behaviors really are difficult! The good news is that you can ...Read more

Demystifying Genre: How To Help Every Type of Reader

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Readers Advisory

Nothing is scarier than trying to help a fan of a genre you yourself don't enjoy. You want to help that, for example, Romance reader find the perfect book, but you are having trouble knowing where to begin because...eek!... ...Read more

Developing Responsive Collections for LGBTQ+ Patrons of All Ages

Category: 
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Do you understand the informational needs of LGBTQ+ patrons? What are important considerations in developing and auditing collections representative of the queer community? What is the best way to organize LGBTQ+ materials in your library? This webinar is designed to ...Read more

Developing Shareable Metadata for DPLA

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Cataloging
Electronic Resources
Genealogy & Local History

The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH) released the IDHH Metadata Best Practices in early 2017 to assist contributing institutions with providing quality metadata to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). This program will provide an introduction to how metadata ...Read more

Digitizing Your Local Newspaper Collections

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
Category: 
Digitization
Genealogy & Local History

Has your library contemplated digitizing your local newspapers? There are several options available to libraries who are interested in getting their collections online. Tina will provide details on assessing your collections, procuring copyright permission, investigating grant opportunities, setting goals and ...Read more

Diversity Audits for Library Collections

Category: 
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Join us for a panel discussion with collection development librarians Betsy Bird of the Evanston Public Library and Dontaná McPherson-Joseph of the Oak Park Public Library. They will discuss the process of conducting a diversity audit and the results that ...Read more

Drupal in an Hour

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Technology

Want to build a website but not sure where to start? Join Brian Pichman as he shows you the quick tips for getting a website building on Drupal up and running. Drupal is a Content Management System; that if properly ...Read more

Every Student Gets a Card: Leveraging IGAs to Grant Library Access to Illinois Students

Library Types: 
Public
School
Category: 
Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing
Law & Legal Issues
Trustee Development

This session defines intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) and explains how they can be used to give unserved public school students access to a local public library. Staff from Roselle Public Library District share their experiences with creating and enacting an IGA, ...Read more

Everything Library Trustees Need to Know During COVID -19

Category: 
Trustee Development

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), the Illinois Library Association (ILA), and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) held this webinar for Illinois Public Library Trustees on Thursday, May 14.

Agenda items included:

•IHLS, ILA, and RAILS ...Read more

Feel the Need to Weed!

Category: 
Reference
Readers Advisory
Reference
Young Adult Services
Young Adult Services

Are you dreading an upcoming weeding project? Do your collections need refreshing but you don't know where to start?

Everything you wanted to know about weeding and then some: the why, the how, the pitfalls, ...Read more

Five Things to Know in Top Genres

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Readers Advisory
Reference

Based on the popular "Top Five" programs at recent Public Library Association conferences, this program offers a quick rundown of the top things to know in some of the most popular genres, including each genre's top five authors, trends, ...Read more

FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records)

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Cataloging
Technical Services

Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records (FRBR) is the underlying conceptual model of Resource Description and Access (RDA). This webinar will provide a brief description of how FRBR relates to cataloging and a library's database.

Topics:
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Genealogy @ Your Reference Desk

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Reference

Librarians are on the front lines when it comes to genealogy help. Many patrons, who are new to genealogy, need some direction towards the types of records that exist and how they can be located. This 90 minute session will ...Read more

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