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September 2018

Youth Services Section: Puttin’ on the Hits – Incorporating Music and Finding Your Voice in Story Time

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Chicago Public Library – Harold Washington Library Center, 400 State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Music is the language of the soul and is vital to young children's developing brains. This workshop will be packed with interactive music making and learning from the The Old Town School of Folk Music and Wiggleworms to arm children’s librarians with new skills, tunes, finger plays, and singing games. Come learn from the best, take in the sights and tasty food of downtown Chicago, tour the innovative new Thomas Hughes Children's Library powered by Exelon, watch a rich documentary about music…

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Tech Services Section: The Cataloging Un-Conference

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Elk Grove Village Public Library, 1001 Wellington Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 United States
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Join us for the 2018 Un-conference! We will have presentations that include the decisions catalogers make that influence patron’s interaction with library materials, various Connexion Client functions including when to derive, create or update records, and a demonstration on how to use MarcEdit, a free MARC editing software suite.

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October 2018

Understanding Artificial Intelligence: Fact, Fiction, and Myth

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Ln
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Data Science is a practice that delivers AI (Artificial Intelligence). AI has become a larger part of daily life in recent times. Just think of every time you see content personalized to you, instruct your devices with your voice, or even rely on machines to automate common tasks like parking your car or making you coffee. Brian Ray, Data Science Lead from Deloitte, will shed some light on the elusive topics of: how machines learn to do things better than…

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Managing an Inclusive Library

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Indian Prarie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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Attitudes towards individual differences (sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, race, age, etc.) are changing rapidly in the U.S. And in the library, staff members need to avoid making comments that make some of their co-workers or library patrons feel uncomfortable or exclude them. In this seminar, library leaders learn to more effectively coach employees to create an inclusive library environment. Participants will discuss: —  The individual differences in your environment —  How individual differences can influence communication in the library —  The…

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November 2018

Tech Services Section: 21st Century Cataloging

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schaumberg Township District Library, 130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193 United States
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Topics will include: MARC & RDA Referesher, RDA Toolkit, Genres & Controlled Vocabulary, Subject Headings, and Cataloging Issues Intended Audience: Cataloging staff, intermediate to advanced

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Using Notaries at your Library

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross Street
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Join RASS to learn the ins and outs of having notaries on staff at your library. Amy Williams from the Secretary of State will present on the Notary Act and how they review legislation, notary misconduct, and best practices to strengthen the Notary Act. Following that presentation will be a panel discussion with several staff members of local libraries that have notary services offered to patrons.    Presenters: Amy Williams, Assistant General Counsel, Illinois Secretary of State Dana Tieman, Wheaton…

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Service Design Workshop

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Campus, 1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016 United States
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Jackie Flowers and Stephanie Nemscok from the Calgary Public Library will be leading an interactive workshop on using service design principles to evaluate, assess and create dynamic programs and services. Stay tuned for more information.

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March 2019

Tax Help, Exam Procotoring, and Passports Programs at Public Libraries

March 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Elmhurst Public Library, 125 South Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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Description coming soon!

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Tech Services Section: Disaster Preparedness and Post-Disaster Clean-Up

March 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive
Tinley Park, IL, IL 60477 United States
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Representatives from Newbery Library

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May 2019

Teen Advisory Boards and Teen Pop Up Programming

May 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States
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