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September 2017

LACONI CSS: Dress your best for your job: projecting a confident and professional image!

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dress your best for your job for laconi website flyer 4 The program will begin with a panel discussion from various library leaders about the importance of dressing appropriately and how this correlates with success in your career. This will be followed by a Lands' End representative providing a fashion show giving examples of professional work attire. He will also be discussing the differences between business, business casual, and casual styles of clothing. This program will conclude by discussing ways…

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Summer Not Just for Reading Anymore

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

While your summer library programs just ended, we thought it would be fun to start thinking about next year. Join us for a day full of idea sharing, problem solving and story swapping as we discuss all things Summer Learning/Reading. Our current speaker list includes: Liz McChesney from Chicago Public Library, Jennifer Buche from Gail Borden Public Library, Barry Young from READsquared, and Felix Lloyd from Beanstack with more folks to be added. Come be recharged, renewed and ready to…

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What Libraries Can Learn From Consumer Trends

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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Did you catch Liz Aviles, Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot, discussing her fascinating work with Dee Brennan on the RAILS Sparks Podcast? We did, and we wanted to hear a lot more from her about her role as a librarian in the field of consumer marketing. Liz will talk with us about the priorities of our library consumers, the shift to a focus on user experience, and a culture of immediacy. She will tackle the tough questions of…

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Models of Community Engagement – OPP

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

As libraries strive to find the best ways to connect with and serve community needs, Community Engagement strategies, positions and departments are on the rise. While models for this vary from one library to the next, many are pursuing similar goals, such as better outcomes for all stakeholders and community ownership - benefits well documented by businesses and peer institutions with a history of community engagement. In this session, Kelly Benkert, Director of Leadership & Community Engagement at Northwestern University,…

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October 2017

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October 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Ln
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Details coming soon!

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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

STEM Fun at the Museum of Science and Industry

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Learn science from scientists as LACONI YSS spends the day at the Museum of Science and Industry. Immerse yourself in hands-on activities that you will able to bring back to library to use with your patrons. This program has a limit of 60 registrants. Full agenda coming in September

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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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Register Here! Please join us to learn a plethora of information regarding Teen RA from some of the best in the biz. This program will cover working with teens on the desk and how it is different from working with adults, and how to do teen readers’ advisory with both the Young Adult collection and the New Adult genre. We will also discuss some on-the-cusp Adult titles that are good recommendations for teens. Heather Booth from Thomas Ford Memorial will…

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