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January 2018

Large-Scale, All Ages Programs – OPP

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elmhurst Public Library, 125 South Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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Public libraries are offering large-scale, all-ages programs to showcase their relevance and engage families in memorable, shared experiences. A panel of seasoned programmers will explain why these types of programs are important, share their practices in developing them, the components that make them successful, and lessons learned along the way.  Panel Includes staff from Highland Park Library, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, River Forest Public Library, and Schaumburg Public Library. 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Check in/networking/breakfast 10:00 a.m. - Large-Scale,…

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February 2018

Tech Services Section: Technical Services Workflows

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Naperville Public Library – 95th Street Branch, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
Naperville, IL 60564 United States
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Panelists Rebecca Bartlett (La Grange Public Library), Laura Murff (Lisle Library District), Rohini Bokka and Technical Services staff (Naperville Public Library) will help you optimize the workflow in your Technical Services department.

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RASS On-the-Rise Authors & Promoting Patron Prose

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Pkwy
New Lenox, IL 60451 United States
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Join us to hear from a panel of librarians discussing two creative writing-related topics: the benefits of writing workshops in a public library; and how to develop an Emerging Author Collection for your community.     From Northbrook Public Library, Mike Hominick and Kate Hall will teach you how writing workshops can help you reach a wider audience for your library and offer first-hand knowledge of what makes a successful (and sometimes not-so-successful) program.   From Glen Ellyn Public Library,…

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Developing Tech Training for your Library

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Libraries fulfill a genuine community need for digital literacy and computer training. We will share trends in technology, tips and tricks for librarians new to training and, for those more advanced, we'll provide ideas for future training. Panelists: Brady McNeil Associate Director of Technology Education and Training, New York Public Library Library Journal's Movers & Shakers 2017 Monica Dombrowski Director of Digital Services, Gail Borden Public Library Library Journal's Movers & Shakers 2017

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LACONI YSS Using Multicultural Literature to Teach Empathy and Literacy

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

LACONI YSS is hosting a lively discussion about why we need multicultural literature in our collections and how to use them in our library programs. We’ll hear from experts in the field who not only know multicultural literature but have lived abroad! 9:00- 9:50 a.m.               Registration & Light Breakfast 9:50 a.m.-10:00 a.m.      LACONI Business Meeting 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    Using Multicultural and Urban Children’s Literature to Accelerate Literacy Learning         Dr. Sujin…

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Leadership Principles for 2018

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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This is an all day workshop with lunch included. Facilitated by Executive Coach Nels Flatebo, this workshop will provide real world solutions to daily challenges faced by managers at all levels.   In the mornining session we'll start by: Identifying barriers that prevent professional and personal growth in your team Understanding the difference between positive and negative accountability Discovering how to solicit and receive open, honest feedback The afternoon session will be a collaborative discussion with active participation Bring your…

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March 2018

To Infinity and Beyond: Career Advancement

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Dr
Woodridge, IL 60517 United States
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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 as…

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May 2018

Technology Unconference

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road
Wheeling, IL 60090 United States
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RASS Working With Homeless Patrons

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States
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Tech Services Section: Cataloging Non-Traditional Items

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This interactive workshop will move participants beyond the basics of Resource Description & Access (RDA) into more advanced cataloging territory. The instructor will cover RDA for “non-traditional” resources - games, kits, equipment, Playaways, and other non-book items. New MARC fields will be explained, and plenty of examples and activities will be provided to help empower participants to tackle cataloging their own troublesome resources! Barrington Area Library Presenter: Karen Snow, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Ph.D. Program Director School of Information Studies…

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