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May 2015

Administrators – Clarifying the FOIA Transformations Foisted Upon Us

May 15, 2015 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Speaker: Julie Tappendorf, Partner, AncelGlink Description: One of ILA’s legislative priorities last year was supporting a FOIA bill that created an incentive for governmental bodies to increase access to documents through the Internet while assuring traditional production of FOIA requested documents. Well, now that we’ve gotten what we asked for, what do we do? We all want to take advantage of the updated law, but many of us aren’t quite sure how. Julie Tappendorf from AncelGlink will give us that…

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October 2015

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

October 2, 2015 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pm
Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond
Oak Lawn, IL 60453 United States
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Kathy McSwain, retired director of the Chicago Ridge Public Library, will share how she and her staff handled a bed bug problem, navigated the public relations issues, and created processes to minimize future occurrences. Sue Hagberg, entomologist and owner of Canine Detection and Inspection Services, will give an overview on bed bugs. She will also talk about bed bugs and things we can do to prevent them in the library. And there will be plenty of time for questions. Meeting…

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November 2015

Life After the Library: A Panel Presentation

November 13, 2015 @ 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Panelists: Marilyn Boria, Kathy Parker and Fred Schlipf Description:  Marilyn Boria retired as Director of the Elmhurst Public Library in July of 2011 and since that time she has served as interim director at four Chicago-area libraries and has served as a consultant for PLA. Fred Schlipf has been teaching at the University of Illinois since 1970 and was the Director of the Urbana Free Library from 1974 – 2007. He is always on the road assisting directors and boards with…

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February 2016

LACONI Administrators Building Projects 101

February 26, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
White Oak Library District – Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road
Romeoville, IL 60446 United States
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White Oak Library District—Romeoville Branch 201 West Normantown Road, Romeoville, IL 60446 REGISTER Building Projects 101: from dream to ribbon-cutting Everything you think you need to know and most of the things you would never know you’d need to know will be presented by experts and those who have been there, done that, and nearly lost their minds in the process. Presenters include Fred Schlipf; Doug Pfeiffer, Dewberry Architects; Paul Hanley, George K. Baum & Company; Jack Hayes, Frederick Quinn…

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May 2016

2016 LACONI Trustee Banquet

May 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alta Villa Banquets, 430 North Addison Road
Addison, IL 60101 United States
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6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Cash Bar & Appetizers 7:00 p.m. - Dinner 8:15 p.m. - Program Location: Alta Villa Banquets | 430 Addison Road | Addison Illinois 60101 Featured Speaker: Gene Ambaum Librarian and Co-Creator of “Un-shelved” Presentation: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library If you work in libraries you know that sometimes you have to laugh or else you'll cry. Gene delivers the laughs as he takes us on a tour of the…

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October 2016

Advocacy: LACONI Administrators’ Section

October 7, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Northlake Public Library, 231 N Wolf Road
Northlake, IL 60164 United States
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Marci Merola, Director of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy, will present an overview of the organization’s new strategic direction and advocacy plan.  Recent anti-tax movements, privatization initiatives, and independent board removals call for better awareness and improved communication by library supporters.  Ms. Merola will describe upcoming training opportunities, share the importance of the Libraries Transform public awareness program, and take time to answer questions.  Don’t be left out of the conversation.   9:30AM – Sign-In/Breakfast /Networking 10:00AM – LACONI Business…

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January 2017

Superconsumers: A Discussion of Growth and Forecasting for Libraries – Admin Section

January 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Naperville Public Library – 95th Street Branch, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
Naperville, IL 60564 United States
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Join us to participate in an engaging discussion with Eddie Yoon, Principle at The Cambridge Group and Author of Superconsumers: A Simple, Speedy, and Sustainable Path to Superior Growth. Eddie will share his thoughts on how Forecasting strategies can be used to target our own superconsumers and will fill us in on the techniques that his clients use to drive growth. The first 50 people in the room on the day of the event will receive a FREE copy of…

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March 2017

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

March 31, 2017 @ 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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May 2018

Annual Trustee Banquet 2018

May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carleton of Oak Park, 1110 Pleasant St
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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2018 Trustee Banquet Friday, May 18th 6-9 PM $65 per person Purchase tickets here About our speaker: John Chrastka, Executive Director at EveryLibrary Mr. Chrastka's years of experience as a library trustee inform his role at EveryLibrary as the organization works to achieve its goal "to promote public, school, and college libraries, including by advocating in support of public funding for libraries and building public awareness of public funding initiates." The evening's presentation "How People Listen Determines what Stories to Tell"…

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February 2019

Streamline Your Strategic Planning Process

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Dr
Woodridge, IL 60517 United States
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Libraries seeking to deeply impact their communities and show their value need a strong strategic plan to anchor their direction. New and seasoned library administrators want strategic plans that work, not just sit on a shelf. This session will inspire attendees to think about strategic planning as a transformative (and even fun!) process that streamlines implementation and management for real results. This session will walk attendees through a process that leads to a one-page strategic plan. While a full written…

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