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Libraries and the 2020 Census

There are 12,741,080 reasons for Illinois public libraries to make Census 2020 a priority. The results of the 2020 count will determine your community's political representation and share of federal funding for a decade or more. Each uncounted person will equal a loss of $15,350 in funding toward...

Librarian Copyright Superpowers: Inter-Library Loan, Preservation, Fair Use and More!

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Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing
Law and Legal Issues

In this webinar, Sara Benson will guide librarians through what she calls their "librarian copyright superpowers," including the right to copy and send in-copyright works through inter-library loan, the right to archive unpublished and published copyrighted materials, as well as ...Read more

Libraries and Autism: Why it Matters!

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Reference
Youth and Young Adult Services
Youth and Young Adult Services

Libraries play a number of roles within their communities, which leaves them uniquely positioned to provide resources and services that can greatly benefit community members with autism spectrum disorder and their friends and families. This webinar introduced the Targeting Autism ...Read more

Libraries and the 2020 Census

There are 12,741,080 reasons for Illinois public libraries to make Census 2020 a priority.

The results of the 2020 count will determine your community's political representation and share of federal funding for a decade or more. ...Read more

Linked Data for Libraries: What? Why? How?

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Cataloging

Currently, the Library of Congress is working on a project to move away from the MARC 21 format and toward another carrier for library data, one that makes use of Linked Data principles and mechanisms. You may be wondering, what ...Read more

Managing Your Records Under the Illinois Local Records Act

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Public
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Library Management

This session, presented by Bruce A. Radke of Vedder Price P.C., will provide practical and proven steps to complying with the Illinois Records Act (the "LCA") specifically focusing on the topics of particular to our members, including:

What is ...Read more

More Soapmaking Books, Please: PDA in Chicago's Public Libraries

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Public
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Cataloging

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

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Library Privacy

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Law and Legal Issues
Library Management
Technology

Learn about contemporary patron privacy issues facing libraries today, and the practical actions libraries can take to improve patron privacy protections. The webinar will provide an overview of the ethical and legal foundations for patron privacy, and highlight resources that ...Read more

Negotiating Vendor Contracts

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Library Management

Negotiations don't have to be negative encounters nor fearful ones. Learn tips and tricks to build leverage and make bargaining a more pleasurable experience with favorable outcomes.

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* Planning & Information ...Read more

Open Access Resources for Filling Interlibrary Loan Requests

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Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing

Although open access materials are free for all, library users continue to request them through interlibrary loan (ILL). ILL staff are able to provide a service to users and a cost savings for their libraries by utilizing these materials. This ...Read more

Programming Ideas in Makerspaces

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Public
School
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Library Programming
Technology
Youth and Young Adult Services

You have a Makerspace; so what's next? Join Brian Pichman from the Evolve Project as he walks you through how to plan, market, and organize your programming events for your Makerspace. Brian will also share successful programming ideas regardless of ...Read more

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