The Illinois State Library recently announced that preparations continue for the State Library’s “On the Front Lines” conference for front line library staff. The conference will be held on August 5, 6, and 7, 2013 at the University of Illinois Springfield, Public Affairs Center in Springfield, Illinois. Registration information and a draft schedule with programs and speakers is available on the L2 calendar at: http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=14610.
The 15th Annual Illinois Leadership Conference will be held on June 6, 2013 in Decatur, Illinois.
Put your assets to work!
For anyone seeking to manage and lead more effectively using existing resources, this is the conference for you. This interactive, hands-on conference will help you:
Interactive workshops provide new information, a chance to learn practical skills, and opportunities to network with community leaders and community “do-ers” from across the state. The conference features nationally known speaker Tim Moore, from Generational Insights. Tim has extensive experience in business, industry, and education, and in helping others learn how to navigate the differences and value of multiple generations. Our luncheon speaker is Michael Perry, author of Population 485, Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.
The conference offers a range of breakout workshops, including a community development clinic, basic leadership skills, listening skills and techniques, focus on the issues from Illinois elected officials, and a breakout session on strategies to drive local engagement in community projects. We’ll end the day with a discussion addressing the practical applications of the networking and learning. For more information and to register, go to: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/illinoisleadership/index.cfm.
Cost of the conference is $75, and includes refreshment breaks, lunch, and all materials. Scholarships and CEUs are available. Participation is limited, so register early. For more information, contact Anne H. Silvis, University of Illinois Extension, at asilvis [at] illinois [dot] edu.
RAILS, IHLS, the Illinois State Library, and OCLC are working together to bring Illinois libraries the latest news about the OCLC WorldShare ILL migration.
OCLC WorldShare web-based training sessions will be announced soon for Illinois libraries. The training will begin at the end of May and run through November. Recordings of these sessions will be available to accommodate all work schedules.
If you want to get a head start before the May sessions begin, please visit Getting Started on OCLC's Training on WorldShare interlibrary loan at: https://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/resource-sharing/worldshare-ill.en.html.
Here are two steps that will help all Illinois OCLC libraries prepare for the migration to WorldShare:
OCLC Constant Data Record
1) Please update your library’s constant data records with the correct address fields. OCLC Constant Data Record Updating Tutorial: http://oc.lc/cU4q23.
OCLC Policy Directory
2) Please review the data for your library’s OCLC Policy Directory. If you have not set up policies, now is the time to do so.
If it has been awhile since you have looked at the Policy Directory, please review the information to be sure it still accurately reflects what your library does.
Check out the OCLC Policies Directory Quick Reference (http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/support/resource-sharing/documentation/libpolicies/getstart/policies_ref_card.pdf) guide for assistance in updating the Policy Directory.
Stay tuned to the RAILS E-News WorldShare Watch for information and updates regarding trainings and news about the OCLC WorldShare migration.
CCC's Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians helps academic librarians attend industry events and further their professional goals.
We launched the program at the recent Association of College & Research Libraries' ACRL 2013 Conference in Indianapolis providing financial support that allowed four individuals to attend that conference.
We are happy to announce that we are continuing the program this time offering four scholarships to attend the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago.
The Conference Scholarship Program awards up to four grants in the amount of $1,500 per conference. The scholarship can be used towards the cost of conference registration, travel, and other conference related expenses.
To learn more details and apply for CCC's Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians, please visit the program website.
We’ve been letting you know about each of the upcoming AL Live episodes-- the recently introduced free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries (information and archives at www.americanlibrarieslive.org). But ALA, its divisions and its offices offer many other free webinars and training videos. You can find out more by visiting the ALA website (ala.org) and checking specific division, office, and other pages to see what’s available. Many of the events also offer archives for registrants.
Summer 2013 Classes
Reading by the Lake: A Weekend of Book Discussions
RDA: What You Need to Know
Part of our Next Gen Cataloging Series!
June 10-July 19
NEW: Be Available! Explore Technology for Virtual Services
June 10 – August 2
NEW: Collecting Self-Published Authors at the Public Library
June 17-July 12
Introduction to Records Management
June 24-August 16
NEW: Basics of Metadata
Part of our Next Gen Cataloging Series!
July 1 - August 9
Don’t Just Tell Me – Show Me: Using Pinterest and Tumblr in Libraries
Next Generation Cataloging Series
Are you ready? This class is part of a series intended to bring people up to date on new cataloging practices. Classes will be offered on a rotating basis, with at least one class each semester.
Introduction to XML and Linked Data, Fall 2013
RDA: What You Need to Know, Fall 2013
Basics of Metadata
Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe (mclowe [at] wisc [dot] edu) or Anna Palmer (ahpalmer [at] wisc [dot] edu)
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Engaging a reluctant reader can be difficult for librarians, teachers, and parents. But getting the right books in their hands makes all the difference in their reading growth. In this hour-long, free webinar, authors Nick Bruel (Bad Kitty), Tommy Greenwald (Charlie Joe Jackson), Obert Skye (The Creature From My Closet), and Janet Tashjian (My Life As) will discuss their pitch-perfect books for middle grade reluctant readers in a conversation led by Booklist editors, Ilene Cooper and Gillian Engberg.
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Can't make the date? Register anyway so a link to the video archive of this webinar can be e-mailed to you after the event.
Thursday, May 9
2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific
LibraryYOU: Library as Content Creator
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 ♦ 12 pm CST ♦ 60 min
A webinar exploring LibraryYOU, a project encouraging community members to share their knowledge and learn how to communicate through digital media.
Broadband Adoption Toolkit
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 ♦ 12 pm CST ♦ 60 min
A webinar with the creators of the Broadband Adoption Toolkit discussing how to implement strategies for building digitally inclusive communities.
OCLC is pleased to offer OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan training in a variety of formats designed to meet your needs as you move to the new service. This includes tutorials, recorded training sessions, and web-based, instructor-led sessions. All of our training resources for WorldShare Interlibrary Loan are available at no charge to members with a resource sharing subscription.
Seats are still available in upcoming web-based, instructor-led sessions. The schedule of courses and more information can be found here:
We also recognize that people learn in different ways and have personal scheduling needs, so we’ve created the following three learning paths that can help you learn the system in the style that suits you best:
Learn more about WorldShare Interlibrary Loan at: http://www.oclc.org/worldshare-ill.en.html.