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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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September 2018

Local Authors Collections and Writers Groups

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Pkwy
New Lenox, IL 60451 United States
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Join RASS to learn about how other libraries are assisting local authors with collection development and programming! Northbrook Public Library – Kate Hall and Mike Hominick Learn how writing workshops can help you reach a wider audience for your library and receive first-hand knowledge of what makes a successful (and sometimes not-so-successful) program. Oak Park Public Library – Kathleen Spale Learn more about Oak Park Creates, the library’s collection that highlights the works of current and former Oak Park residents.…

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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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$30

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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$20.00

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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Join us for our program on 21st Century Cataloging! Panelists will review RDA rules, demonstrate the RDA Toolkit, and discuss genres, controlled vocabulary and subject headings.

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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 for Libraries Workshop

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Campus, 1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016 United States
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Many libraries dedicate resources to innovation yet are unsure if they are using the right framework to produce results. Calgary Public Library started down this pathway in 2014 by embracing service design. Jackie Flowers and Stephanie Nemcsok from the Calgary Public Library will lead this interactive session on service design. This session will offer participants an opportunity to learn how service design will enhance their organization’s innovation culture; will help them formally integrate creative processes into their projects; and provide…

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LACONI YSS: Stuck in the Middle: Programming for Tweens in your Library

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Prarie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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$30

The "between" years are hard! Not just for the tweens themselves but for the youth service librarians who have to program for them. Come find out about those who've ventured beyond the realm to dive into the cesspool of library programming- "Tweendom" We'll tour the Indian Prarire Public Library and find out about their unique outdoor learning space, plus how they program for tweens and their families. After a tasty lunch, stick around to see two other program models from…

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