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March 2017

Technical Services Section: Do you Dewey? We do!

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Barrington Area Library, 505 N Northwest Hwy
Barrington , IL 60010 United States
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Join us for a day with Dewey Decimal Classification! Caroline Saccucci from the Library of Congress will give beginning catalogers & paraprofessionals a detailed overview of all sections of DDC; demonstrate basic Dewey number-building in WebDewey; and give tips and tricks for using WebDewey. Do you Dewey? We do.

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Registration Now Open for The Illinois Youth Services Institute

March 10 - March 11
Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 S Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703 United States
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Save the Date! The Illinois Youth Services Institute is back for 2017!

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LACONI Circulation: Stress Relief Tips to Help Us Focus at Work

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt. Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 United States
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Please join us for our March 16th program! Join Anu Malhotra, Yoga expert, and the LACONI Circulation Services Section on Thursday, March 16 at the Mount Prospect Public Library as she offers tips and insights into how to relieve stress and to better focus at work. See Eventbrite for details.    

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RASS & RASSL Present Trends in Weeding and Collection Development

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
RAILS, Burr Ridge Building, 125 Tower Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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Please join us for this exciting session on weeding and collection development, brought to you by the Laconi RASS section in collaboration with the Reference Association of South Suburban Libraries, through a special grant made possible by RAILS. 9:30 – 10:00: Refreshments and registration 10:00 – 12:00: Speakers 12:00 - Q& A Presenters include: Mary Kelly & Holly Hibner – Librarians, bloggers and authors of Weeding Manual and Making A Collection Count: A Holistic Approach To Library Collection Management will…

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Middle Managers Section: More Legal Issues for Supervisors

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
White Oak Library District – Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road
Romeoville, IL 60446 United States
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Kelly Hayden and Kathryn O’Connor from the Management Association of Illinois will discuss the recent changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as other legal topics of interest to middle managers. We will continue the conversation from last year’s program, giving participants the opportunity to learn about various issues and raise the questions for which they need answers. Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00. Any special dietary request,…

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Lessons from the 2016 Campaign Trail for our Libraries with John Chrastka of EveryLibrary

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
La Grange Public Library, 10 w. Cossitt ave.
La Grange, IL 60525 United States
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Lessons from the 2016 Campaign Trail for our Libraries Presented by John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary In 2016, Illinois libraries were the target of anti-tax special interest groups, local watchdogs, and strident No campaigns in the primary and general election cycles. We also saw several district consolidation or withdrawal measures on ballots across the region. If the attitudes of the electorate is changing, how do we prepare our libraries? Likewise, as the federal government changes, how do we anticipate…

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April 2017

April OPP Program

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 2017

Middle Managers Section: Best Practices for Building the Best Team

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S Park Ave
Streamwood, IL 60107 United States
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This is a panel discussion featuring: Rebecca Bartlett (Tech Services) Carlen DeThorne (Adult Services) Vicki Rakowski (Youth Services) Brittany Smith (Circulation) 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…

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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.

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RASS Stealthy Yet Effective: Passive Readers Advisory Ideas

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