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November 2014

Administrators – Making the Numbers Add Up – Demystifying the Levy

November 14, 2014 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

We all have various tools – spreadsheets, workbooks, and the like to help us with our budgets and levies.  Most of us inherited those tools from our predecessors (who inherited them from their predecessors).  And, since those tools have worked well and consistently, we haven’t really spent much time trying to figure out how they work – where do the various formulas come from?  Why are the numbers we plug into these tools the numbers we plug in (and not some other…

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February 2015

Administrators – Evolving Leadership – The Way We Lead Continues to Change

February 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Itasca Community Library, 500 W Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL 60143 United States
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Speaker: Captain William Bulis, Commanding Officer of the Great Lakes Naval Station   Description: By definition (and job description) we are all leaders. But few of us have taken any sort of formal leadership training. It may even seem that many of us became leaders almost by accident.  But it wasn’t.  Before we were directors we were people that others looked to for guidance, confirmation and insight.  We were hired as library directors because we had leadership traits that were apparent to…

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April 2015

Annual Library Trustee Banquet

April 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alta Villa Banquets, 430 North Addison Road
Addison, IL 60101 United States
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2015 Annual Library Trustee Banquet Friday April 17, 2015 6:00 p.m. 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: John H. Falk, Ph.D. Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice Learning Oregon State University Presentation: The Museum Experience and Public Libraries Dr. Falk’s 2011 book The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents. The Museum…

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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 @ 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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