2. LACONI: Outreach, Programs & Promotions Upcoming Programs: Networking Roundtable Friday, October 28 at 9:30am Elk Grove Village Public Library Programming for Senior Adults Friday, March 9 at 9:30am Oak Park Public Library Best of the Best Showcase Friday, May 18 at 9:30am Morton Grove Public Library
3. LACONI: Outreach, Programs & Promotions Best of the Best Print Resource Updated & compiled every 3 years Entries are submitted by libraries/librarians Access is distributed to LACONI member libraries Coming soon Best of the Best 2012 Website
4. Systems formerly known as Metropolitan Library System North Suburban Adult Programmers (NSAP) for MLS librarians and support staff serving libraries north of Route I-55 groups.yahoo.com/group/mlsnsap South Suburban Adult Programmers (SSAP) [email protected] groups.google.com/group/ssap
5. More on former system resources North Suburban Library System (NSLS) PULSE (Programmers United for Library Service Excellence) Meets quarterly to discuss program opportunities (and occasional disasters). Group also maintains a collective wiki with program ideas. Cyndi Rademacher: [email protected] Programapedia Project of PALS and SHLS Systems Provides access to programming and presenter resources for use by any library. This project was created by staff of the Prairie Area Library System (PALS) and the Shawnee Library System (ShLS). Anyone may view the entries and utilize the data contained therein; however, only those librarians approved to be authors may add or edit data. programapedia.org (No longer updated, last update 2/09)
6. American Library Association Public Programs Office Manages ProgrammingLibrarian.org Information about upcoming Grants Opportunities and Awards Tips for grant writers Discussion listserv Books!
7. More Resources Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speaker Bureau prairie.org/RoadScholars University of Illinois Extension Program web.extension.illinois.edu/state Chicago Tribune Speakers Bureau newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/tribnation/chicago-tribune-speakers-bureau.html Urban Libraries Council Member Innovations urbanlibraries.org
8. Writing & Book Program Resources Chicago Writers Association chicagowrites.org Windy City Writers windycitywriters.com Lake Claremont Press lakeclaremont.com Article from Programming Librarian about contacting publishers: bit.ly/Plnavbub
9. Other helpful resources Illinois WorkNet (Job seekers) www.illinoisworknet.com Best Buy/Geek Squad (Technology) www.bestbuy.com or ask at your local store LinkedIn www.linkedin.com Web Junction www.webjunction.org Your local businesses, organizations, newspapers, and organizations! (And dont forget about the staff in your building too!)
10. A little help from your library friends Networking! Identify regional libraries that serve a similar demographic/population. Get to know the staff who organize programs/marketing! Check out regional library newsletters, online calendars, Facebook and Twitter feeds. If a program catches your eye, contact the library to find out how the program went and who to contact to schedule the speaker. Sign up for the email lists of libraries across the country. While it may not help you identify speakers, sometimes you can get ideas for innovative programs that you can implement at your own library!
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