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September 2017

On-boarding and Orientation

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Joliet Public Library- Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60431 United States
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    Please note that there is a registration fee: Members $10.00; Non-members $15.00. 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 needed. Or register online at:  (link to be added).

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RASS Who’s On Desk? Adapting to Changing Trends in Public Service

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross Street
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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The scope of public library service is ever-evolving. Frontline library staff have had to seek out new skill sets and creative service models to best meet our patrons' needs.  What does it mean to keep up with the changing trends?  How do you prioritize these successfully? Join us at the Wheaton Public Library to hear from a few change agents in Illinois: Jolie Duncan from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library will speak about AHML's transition to a Call Center Model and…

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Tech Services Section: Anatomy of a MARC Record

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road
Wheeling, IL 60090 United States
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Catalogers and non-catalogers are invited to attend this workshop on the MARC format for bibliographic records. Catherine Suchy, instructor at the Joliet Junior College Library Technical Assistant Program, will present an overview of the fields and tags in the MARC bibliographic record.

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Consumer Trends with Liz Aviles

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Niles Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St.
Niles, IL 60714 United States
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Description forthcoming.

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October 2017

OPP Program

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

All details TBD. Theme: Large-Scale Family Events! Register using EventBrite beginning September 15, 2017.

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November 2017

Tech Services Section: Resources for Catalogers

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive
Tinley Park, IL, IL 60477 United States
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Join us for a workshop on websites, databases and other resources for catalogers.

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Performance Review UN-Conference

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

Performance Review UN-Conference 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…

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RASS Take Your Blinders Off – Teen RA for Adult Services Librarians

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Barrington Area Library, 505 N Northwest Hwy
Barrington , IL 60010 United States
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Strengthening the Virtuous Circle: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to LIS

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Dr
Woodridge, IL 60517 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Nicole A. Cooke,  Assistant Professor, MSLIS Program Director Join author, professor, speaker, and social justice advocate Dr. Nicole Cooke for a powerful discussion about diversity in the library field. Learn important distinctions between diversity and inclusion, and how administrators can champion effective, proactive retention methods. Dr. Cooke, an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, was awarded the 2017 ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award and the 2016 ALA Equality Award.  She was the University…

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February 2018

Tech Services Section: Technical Services Workflows

February 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winter 2018 TBA

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