Current News & Notes
(via Jennifer Paliatka, Elmhurst College)
I am serving on the ILA Conference Planning Committee for 2016 at the Rosemont Convention Center. We are currently looking for speakers–keynote and closing sessions. I would be interested to hear your suggestions–typically, we look for someone who is relevant to what we do as librarians but is not active in librarianship.
(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)
In an effort to reach out to members who are unable to attend the CARLI Annual Meeting in person, CARLI will live stream the event today rom the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Champaign. For the best experience and the opportunity to network with your colleagues, we encourage all registrants to attend the live event. The quality of the video and audio may vary throughout the day, and a continuous feed cannot be guaranteed.
The following Illinois librarians will be presenting at this year’s LITA (Library Technology Association) Forum, which will be held in Minneapolis from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15. The conference is intended for all librarians, regardless of library type or position level, who have an interest in applying technology to libraries. Non-librarians, including vendors, marketing professionals, and human-resources managers, also participate.
OCLC is seeking examples of “breakthrough stories” from member libraries. Submissions should describe a project, initiative, or partnership that has resulted in not only increased access to information, but also greater engagement with library users and the broader community. Stories featuring innovative uses of technology, to improve access to current collections or to create entirely-new ones, are typical of last year’s winners. Some examples from academic libraries follow.