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April 2018

Putting the A and M in STEAM

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Berwyn Public Library, 2701 S. Harlem Ave.
Berwyn, 60402 United States
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Join us for a day of learning how you can support your young patrons in math and art and have fun doing it. You will leave with some practical ideas you will be able to use when you are setting up your next round of STEAM programs at your library. 9:15-9:45 a.m. - Registration/ Continental Breakfast 9:45-10:00 a.m. - LACONI Business Meeting 10:00 -12:00 a.m.- Laura Grandau- Promoting Mathematical Thinking during Storytime and Other Literacy-based Activities at the Library This…

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May 2018

Technology Unconference

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road
Wheeling, IL 60090 United States
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This informal and flexible Technology Unconference is an opportunity for you to discuss the various technology topics with your colleagues and get inspired. At the unconference you will suggest topics of your own interest and choose sessions accordingly. We will be prioritizing conversation over presentation (no PowerPoints or lectures). How does an Unconference work? Unconferences are events run by participants. You will decide what topics will be discussed and lead the discussion. Unconferences are about empowering attendees to share their expertise.…

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RASS Working With Homeless Patrons

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States
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Patrons experiencing mental illness and homelessness are some of the library's most vulnerable patrons. Providing services and advocacy for them can be a challenge for many libraries. Learn from Oak Park Public Library social worker Rob Simmons about integrating social service programs into public library settings. Ebony Martin, Outreach Coordinator for Housing Forward, which helps people transition from housing crisis to housing stability, will also speak on providing services, working with vulnerable populations, and partnering with library services. Michaela Haberkern,…

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Tech Services Section: Cataloging Non-Traditional Items

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Barrington Area Library, 505 N Northwest Hwy
Barrington , IL 60010 United States
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This interactive workshop will move participants beyond the basics of Resource Description & Access (RDA) into more advanced cataloging territory. The instructor will cover RDA for “non-traditional” resources – games, kits, equipment, Playaways, and other non-book items. New MARC fields will be explained, and plenty of examples and activities will be provided to help empower participants to tackle cataloging their own troublesome resources!

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Annual Trustee Banquet 2018

May 18 @ 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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Middle Managers: An Introduction to Project Management

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Batavia Public Library District, 10 S Batavia Ave.
Batavia, IL 60510
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Schedule: 9-9:30am: Registration and Refreshments (fruit and lightsnacks will be provided) 9:30-12pm: Program 12pm: Business meeting A tour of the library will be offered. Have you ever had a large management project to tackle, and you don’t know how to get started? Feel like you want to clone yourself in order to accomplish everything on your to-do list? As managers in libraries, we have a lot of projects thrown our way. What we typically do not have is formal project management training.…

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Recruiting and Hiring Methods for Non-Traditional Library Positions

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
La Grange Park Public Library District, 555 N. La Grange Rd
La Grange Park, IL 60525 United States
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Join LACONI Admin Section for Recruiting and Hiring Methods for Non-Traditional Library Positions La Grange Park Public Library District | 555 N. La Grange Rd | La Grange Park, IL 60525 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT) Recruiting, hiring, and retaining excellent staff is a large responsibility for library managers. As libraries develop and new positions are created, many of us find ourselves intimidated at the thought of recruiting candidates outside of our traditional methods. Hear from…

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June 2018

Technology Section: Calendaring Software Showdown

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Helen Plum Library, 110 West Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148 United States
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Is your library ready to make the big switch and upgrade to a new online event management system? Learn everything you need to know to make your migration successful. Three library staff who will share their experiences with three products--Communico, Demco’s Signup, and Library Market’s Library Calendar. You’ll hear their experiences with the products and the process they used to make their implementations successful (or at least working). Speaker lineup: Suzanne Wulf, Niles Public Library Alex Carlson, Westmont Public Library…

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June 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
La Grange Park Public Library District, 555 N. La Grange Rd
La Grange Park, IL 60525 United States
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Please join officers from all the LACONI sections for our annual meeting and update.   Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laconi-all-sections-annual-meeting-tickets-46112095519  

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August 2018

Community Engagement Beyond Boundaries: Open 24 Hours

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 United States
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Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-engagement-beyond-boundaries-open-24-hours-tickets-48004090527

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