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
Continuing Education Archives
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
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
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
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
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
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
Our goal is to make non-law library staff feel at ease with patron legal queries. We will discuss the difference between legal advice and legal information; the Illinois Supreme Courts Access to Justice initiative and what it means to our ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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