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April 2017

The Paradox of Everything: Librarianship and the Fake News Game with Troy Swanson

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W Pratt Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712 United States
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“The network has a structure, and that structure stands upon a paradox. Everything is close, and everything is far, at the same time. This is why cyberspace can feel not just crowded but lonely. You can drop a stone into a well and never hear a splash.” –James Gleick, The Information p. 425 With the rise of “fake” news libraries have a responsibility to educate and inform the public on the authenticity of information. Troy Swanson will discuss "fake" news,…

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The Art of the Headline with Charlie Meyerson

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States
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Learn what your audience is telling you about which headlines (and subject lines, tweets, and Facebook posts) work best to connect your work with those who’ll find it most relevant. Improve email open rates, website engagement and more—without compromising your integrity or your audience’s trust. Takeaways: Why email is still a channel unmatched for gaining audience insight Easy ways to determine the words your audience finds most interesting How article-level headlines should differ from email and social media headlines The…

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May 2017

Middle Managers Section: Best Practices for Building the Best Team

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S Park Ave
Streamwood, IL 60107 United States
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This is a panel discussion covering team building topics presented by speakers who are practicing middle managers in Adult Services, Circulation Services, Technical Services, and Youth Services. Rebecca Bartlett, Head of Technical Services, La Grange Public Library Carlen DeThorne, Head of  Adult Services, Grayslake Area Public Library District Vicki Rakowski, Head of Youth Services, La Grange Public Library Brittany Smith, Assistant Director and Head of Patron Services, Westmont Public Library Some of the topics covered will include: job descriptions, interview questions, job…

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Trustee Banquet

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Oak Lawn, 9333 S. Cicero Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453 United States
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Annual Trustee Banquet hosted at the Hilton Oak Lawn (93rd and Cicero). Special guest presenter: Retiring ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. $50 per ticket. Register here!        

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RASS Stealthy Yet Effective: Passive Readers Advisory Ideas

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Readers' Advisory is an indispensable tool for library staff members. But, how do you reach those patrons who just don't want to engage in the classic readers' advisory interview? How can you reach your users who never approach your desk to talk tomes? It's simple...practice the art of stealth readers' advisory! Please join us for this special program featuring Readers' Advisory Masters who will share with you the ways of sneaky, effect Advisory such as: sneaking RA into conversations, building…

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Technical Services Section: RDA Serials Cataloging

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S Park Ave
Streamwood, IL 60107 United States
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This Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop will offer an introduction to cataloging serials with RDA. It will cover RDA and CONSER standards, RDA core elements and terminology, transcribed versus recorded elements, new or revised areas of information, and creation of new records and serial maintenance.

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June 2017

Civic Technology, Hackathons, and Libraries: An Introduction (Technology Section)

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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Learn how your library can leverage its role as a trusted community partner to bring technologists and community members together to tackle local problems. We've assembled a panel leaders in the civic technology movement in Chicago including Christopher Whitacker, Claire Micklin, and Josh Kalov to give you the tools you need to understand civic tech, open data, and how to host a civic hackathon. Registration includes lunch. Schedule 9:00: Welcome / Breakfast / Civic Tech 101 (Christopher Whitaker) 9:30: Deep…

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July 2017

July OPP Program

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
September 2017

Middle Managers Section Fall 1 Program

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

TBD Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00. Any special dietary request, please notify as soon as possible and indicate on the registration form. Please send the registration form (link to be added) and a check payable to LACONI, Inc.: Mailing Address: Downers Grove Public Library, Attn: Nicole Wilhelms, LACONI MMS Treasurer, 1050 Curtiss St. Downers Grove, IL 60515 To register additional attendees from your library, please complete as many copies of this form…

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November 2017

Middle Managers Section Fall 2 Program

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

TBD Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00. Any special dietary request, please notify as soon as possible and indicate on the registration form. Please send the registration form (link to be added) and a check payable to LACONI, Inc.: Mailing Address: Downers Grove Public Library, Attn: Nicole Wilhelms, LACONI MMS Treasurer, 1050 Curtiss St. Downers Grove, IL 60515 To register additional attendees from your library, please complete as many copies of this form…

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