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May 2018

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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LACONI OFFICERS ALL SECTIONS ANNUAL MEETING

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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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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