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October 2015

Technical Services Section: Linked Data 101: Is This Web of Data Really Real?

October 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

You've heard talk of linked data, shared vocabularies like BIBFRAME and schema.org, library visibility, and end user fulfillment. But what is it, why does it matter, and who needs to be involved? Join us for an engaging, interactive discussion that gives you a great introduction to the world of linked data.

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February 2016

Technical Services Section: Cataloging Boot Camp for Books

February 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
St. Charles Public Library, One South 6th Ave.
St Charles, IL 60174 United States
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A refresher workshop in cataloging books, this workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of cataloging books in MARC following RDA principles. This program will include an in-depth discussion of the MARC tags and subfields for books.

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May 2016

Technical Services Section: Cataloging Boot Camp for A/V

May 12, 2016 @ 9:25 am - 3:30 pm

A refresher workshop in cataloging AV, this program will focus on the nuts and bolts of cataloging DVDs, Blu-Rays, music and spoken word, and video games in MARC following RDA principles. This program will include an in-depth discussion of the MARC tags and subfields for AV materials.

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June 2016

Technical Services Section: Planning Meeting for LACONI year 2016-2017

June 14, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
St. Charles Public Library, One South 6th Ave.
St Charles, IL 60174 United States
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Come join us for a planning meeting to discuss program ideas for the upcoming LACONI year (Sept 2016 - May 2017). We will be meeting at the St. Charles Public Library at 9:30 a.m. Any LACONI member with an interest in the Technical Services Department is welcome. If you would like, please join us for lunch at a local restaurant after the meeting.

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September 2016

Technical Services Section: Basic Cataloging Boot Camp

September 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60180 United States
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This workshop for new catalogers and para-professionals will focus on what RDA records look like in the catalog and the key ways they differ from AACR2 records.

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November 2016

Technical Services Section: Acquisitions Round-Up

November 16, 2016 @ 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 day with representatives from Children’s Plus, Midwest Tape, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram. They will give presentations on their online ordering systems, demonstrate how Technical Services and Acquisitions may benefit from their services, and answer your questions.

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March 2017

Technical Services Section: Do you Dewey? We do!

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Barrington Area Library, 505 N Northwest Hwy
Barrington , IL 60010 United States
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Join us for a day with Dewey Decimal Classification! Caroline Saccucci from the Library of Congress will give beginning catalogers & paraprofessionals a detailed overview of all sections of DDC; demonstrate basic Dewey number-building in WebDewey; and give tips and tricks for using WebDewey. Do you Dewey? We do.

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May 2017

Technical Services Section: RDA Serials Cataloging

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S Park Ave
Streamwood, IL 60107 United States
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This Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop will offer an introduction to cataloging serials with RDA. It will cover RDA and CONSER standards, RDA core elements and terminology, transcribed versus recorded elements, new or revised areas of information, and creation of new records and serial maintenance.

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September 2017

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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November 2017

Tech Services Section: Resources for Catalogers

November 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive
Tinley Park, IL, IL 60477 United States
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Panelists Richard Stewart (Indian Trails Public Library), Joy Anhalt (Tinley Park Public Library), Michelle Sandstrom (Naperville Public Library) and Rebecca Bartlett (La Grange Public Library) will discuss cataloging resources, including OCLC Classify, WebDewey, Cataloger’s Desktop, RDA Toolkit, professional websites, blogs and listservs.

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