New Continuing Education & Consulting Page Launched, CE Calendar Published

Continuing Education & Consulting

Published 7/29/2021, Last Updated 7/29/2021 11:21 AM CT

 

Just as we believe education and lifelong learning for all is a core value of librarianship, we believe that professional development/continuing education of librarians is a core value of library systems. By supporting librarians’ professional development goals and making information accessible, we can aid librarians’ efforts in providing excellent library services within their communities. We take multiple approaches to continuing education: teaching and consulting by system staff, seeking topical training from outside partners and speakers, developing professional development content such as articles, and providing members with our annual IHLS Member Day continuing education, networking, and member appreciation event.

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Continuing Education Opportunities

IHLS regularly works with its staff, member libraries, and partner organizations to identify continuing education needs and provide member libraries with timely training options on a broad range of library and administrative topics. Special consideration is always given to topics that focus on applicable state, federal, and administrative laws. We also work to serve libraries through a variety of formats to meet libraries’ needs and budgets, including all-day conferences, in-person workshops, online webinars and trainings, and hybrid opportunities. We also operate the Cataloging Maintenance Center.

 

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IHLS Member Day

Member Day is our biggest continuing education and networking event of the year! IHLS Member Day started as an annual day of member appreciation and has developed into a full one-day conference chock-full of learning opportunities. It has also been designed to provide a large-scale networking opportunity for all IHLS membership, both with system staff and with each other. Learn more about IHLS Member Day

 

IHLS Third Thursdays CE

Starting August 2021, join Illinois Heartland Library System every third Thursday at 10 a.m. to discuss or learn about an exciting new topic. Sometimes we'll host a full continuing education webinar featuring IHLS staff or guests, and sometimes we'll incorporate a mini CE program into our Members Matter membership update events.

 

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Cataloging

The Cataloging Maintenance Center is dedicated to providing cataloging support services to all Illinois library system-member libraries (members of Illinois Heartland Library System, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, and Chicago Public Library System). In addition to providing cataloging services for special collections, they offer regular training opportunities on niche cataloging topics. Visit the Cataloging Maintenance Center webpage for details on upcoming classes.

Additionally, SHARE, Illinois Heartland Library System’s resident automated consortium/LLSAP, provides cataloging training to both SHARE participants and standalone libraries. Visit the SHARE website for details on upcoming classes.

 

Upcoming Continuing Education Events

You can find all of our upcoming continuing education events on our homepage, or you can search the Library Directory and Learning Calendar website, where you can also register for events (and log outside continuing education events). You can also download and print our current CE flyer, found below.

Illinois Heartland Library System July through December 2021 Continuing Education flyer

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Register for an Event on ​Library Directory & Learning Calendar >>

 

Consulting

Illinois Heartland Library System staff members are available to discuss questions and concerns of member libraries, suggest resources for libraries, and share what has been learned in the course of our professional experience. From developing diverse collections to board relations to information technology, you can book a time with our staff and pick our brains.*

 

*System staff cannot offer support in areas such as the law, construction, and human resources. However, we can still point you in the direction of resources.

**For cataloging support, please contact the Cataloging Maintenance Center.

 

To speak with a member of the IHLS professional staff, contact Ellen Popit, IHLS Associate Director.

 

IHLS Learning: Articles and Videos

Video: Reading Colors Your World: Making Your 2021 Summer Reading Program Cheerful & Bright

Article: Conducting Board Meetings During a Shelter-in-Place Order

Article: Tips for Proving Your Library’s Worth Post-Closure

Link: Definitions from the Illinois Administrative Code (Effective January 2020)

 

Additional Continuing Education Resources

Open continuing Education Directory

AASL eLearning

American Association of School Librarians

http://www.ala.org/aasl/learning

Tags: School libraries

 

ALA eLearning

American Library Association

http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/elearning/

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

ACRL Conferences & eLearning

Association of College and Research Libraries

http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences

Tags: Academic libraries

 

AISLE Calendar of Events

Association for Illinois School Library Educators

https://www.aisled.org/calendar.htm

Tags: School libraries

 

Alternative Basic Library Education

Idaho Commission for Libraries

https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/able/

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

Cataloging Maintenance Center

Illinois Heartland Library System

https://www.illinoisheartland.org/cmc

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

Gumdrop Books Online Professional Development and Training Sessions

Gumdrop Books

https://www.gumdropbooks.com/OnlinePD.aspx

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries

 

Illinois Library Association Events

Illinois Library Association

https://www.ila.org/events

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public library trustees

 

Library 2.0

Library 2.0

www.library20.com/

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

Library of Congress Educator Office Hours

Library of Congress

https://loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/office-hours/

Tags: School libraries

 

Library Marketing & Communications Conference

Library Marketing Conference Group

https://www.librarymarketingconference.org/

Tags: Public libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries

 

LibraryWorks

LibraryWorks

www.libraryworks.com/

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

​My Library Is…

Reaching Across Illinois Library System

www.mylibraryis.org/

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

PLA Education

Public Library Association

http://www.ala.org/pla/education/

Tags: Public libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

Reaching Forward South

Reaching Forward South Planning Committee

http://www.reachingforwardsouth.org/

Tags: Public libraries

 

RAILS Continuing Education Archives

Reaching Across Illinois Library System

www.railslibraries.info/services/ce-archives/

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

SLA Learn

Special Library Association

https://www.sla.org/learn-2/

Tags: Special libraries

 

SHARE Training

SHARE, Illinois Heartland Library System

https://share.illinoisheartland.org/training

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

Niche Academy Webinars

Niche Academy 

https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Tags: Public libraries, Academic libraries

 

WebJunction

OCLC

www.webjunction.org/

Tags: Public libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries, Public Library Trustees

 

WVLS Continuing Education

Wisconsin Valley Library Service

https://www.wvls.org/continuing-education/

Tags: Public libraries, Public Library Trustees