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February 2019

Youth Services UnConference

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Schaumburg Township District Library IL + Google Map
$30

Libraries are continuing to expand the boundaries of the programs they offer their community, from preschool STEAM to maker exploration. The question of "What's next?" is always looming. LACONI YSS UnConference will allow attendees to explore new ideas and discuss tips and best practices for future forecasting. Join this opportunity for idea and resource sharing while networking with colleagues. Register at tinyurl.com/laconiuncon  Topics will be chosen by attendees, so please fill out the Google survey when you register.

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March 2019

My Library Does What?!: Tax Help, Exam Proctoring, and Passports Programs at Public Libraries

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Elmhurst Public Library, 125 South Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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Go beyond reference services and wow your patrons by adding these valuable services to your library's offerings! We cordially invite you to join RASS and learn from a panel of your peers how to initiate and run auxiliary services at your library -- from your reference desk, to your circ desk. Tax help -- including how to become a VITA site -- exam proctoring services, and passports programs will all be covered by representatives from four different area libraries.  …

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Libraries and Consumer Technology

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States
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Whether it's through circulating hot spots, streaming sticks, cameras, and other consumer technology, or through providing access to robust digital media labs, libraries have made a commitment in recent years to connect their communities to technology that might otherwise be inaccessible. Do you feel like your library could better connect your patrons to consumer technology? Join the LACONI Technology Section to discover how other libraries have made technology more accessible to their communities. Our panelists will share their experience in…

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Tech Services Section: Disaster Preparedness and Post-Disaster Clean-Up

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive
Tinley Park, IL, IL 60477 United States
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The Conservation Center and Polygon Document Recovery services will present on disaster preparedness and recovery of various types of materials in libraries. Followed by a panel discussion in the afternoon from library staff who experienced these situations. All library staff are welcome to attend. Schedule: 9:30-10:00 a.m. -- Registration, refreshments, and meeting ; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. -- Program (includes lunch) Please note that there is a registration fee, which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00. Assorted sandwiches and salads will…

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May 2019

IT Service Models for Libraries

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive
Tinley Park, IL, IL 60477 United States
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Is your library's IT solution working for your staff and patrons?  Join the LACONI Technology Section to discover trends in library IT service models and best practices from Illinois area libraries. Our lead panelist, Hong Ma, Head of Library Systems at Loyola University Chicago, will share her expertise on library systems and technology infrastructure. Our event will also feature panelists from area libraries who will shed light on the benefits and drawbacks of outsourced IT, in-house IT, and hybrid models. This workshop…

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Takes on Teen Programming: Tales of Teen Advisory Boards and Pop Up Programs That Work

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States
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Dive into the adventures of Teen programming at this LACONI RASS event where we will hear from a group of your peers about their Teen programming experiences. Multiple library sizes and budgets will be represented! You will not want to miss this opportunity to explore the ins and outs of Teen Advisory Boards and creative approaches to pop up programming.   Presenters:  Andrea Sowers, Teen Outreach Librarian at Joliet Public Library Becca Boland, Assistant Head of Popular Materials/Teen Librarian at…

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Tech Services Section: Weeding and Collection Maintenance

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
NIU Naperville Conference Center, 1120 E Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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Morning speaker: The Ladies from Awful Library Books, Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner (http://awfullibrarybooks.net/) Afternoon speaker: Panel/Moderator -- Open discussion with tips and tricks Intended Audience: All Library staff

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