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Jumpstart some ideas for caring for your collections and for spring grant deadlines! Join your LIBRAS colleagues for an informative webinar on Funding Opportunities for Collections Preservation, presented by the Illinois Collections Preservation Network http://icpn.museum.state.il.us .
Confession: I love libraries and I love iPads. Maybe you share both those loves - and maybe you don't - but if you want to learn more about how libraries can use iPads and hear how other LIBRAS schools are already using them, please join us on the on September 20th for a special LIBRAS event.
Please note that registration for this event has now been closed due to space constraints. You may still put your name on the registration list and will be contacted if there are any cancellations. Anyone who signs up for the wait list will receive access to the conference recordings after the event.
Who’s working the Reference Desk at your Library? LIBRAS libraries are providing reference services in a variety of ways. In this event, we will share how these libraries are staffing their reference desks, explore what tools they are using and discuss various models of providing reference services. Panel members from Dominican University, Elmhurst College, North Central College and the...
Please join us Wednesday, February 29, at North Park University for a LIBRAS Technical Services SIG event. We will share ways that LIBRAS libraries are using technology tools to improve workflows, increase efficiency, and save time! Some of these tools we plan to discuss – MacroExpress, MarcEdit, and Shelflister – have been introduced through CARLI events or email notices.
The LIBRAS Collection Management SIG and Oesterle Library at North Central College invite you and your colleagues to join us for lunch, a webinar and lively discussion.
The LIBRAS Archives SIG met on November 10, 2011 at North Park University for their annual meeting. For more pictures of the event, visit the LIBRAS Flickr page here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjwJAfNt
LIBRAS is now in its 46th year of continued operation, and the Special Interest Groups are beginning the process of working on programming and events.
Collection Management/Reference SIG Annual Meeting
On Monday, April 18 the Circulation SIG got together at Judson University to discuss student-training issues. Staff from Dominican, Lewis, North Park, and Judson attended. A special thank you to Carol Warner, Circulation SIG Chair for hosting a very informative meeting.
So, what does September mean to you? Classes resume, books are ordered, requests for instruction sessions start to flow in (endlessly!), new websites are implemented, the days get shorter, the leaves start to fall, and LIBRAS SIGs kick into planning mode for the 2010-2011 academic year!
The LIBRAS Archives SIG met on August 4 at the Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections.
We're planning an Archives SIG event at Wheaton College on Tuesday August 4, 9:30-12:30. We're going to tour the three archives facilities at Wheaton and David Malone will discuss their decision to go with & implementation of Archon as an archives management tool.
Did you know that as a LIBRAS member you are able to engage in one of several special interest listservs? These listservs bring people together who work at similar schools, in similar libraries and experience some of the same joys and challenges. The listservs can be a great opportunity to bring us all together and improve our libraries with our shared knowledge.
Please join fellow LIBRAS member at this inaugural meeting to discuss the mission and future plans of the SIG and the following questions: What emerging technologies are we using in our libraries? How have those technologies provided greater service to students and faculty? How have they made our jobs easier and more fun? How we can get all library staff comfortable with and enthusiastic about...
Join us for an open discussion of any and all serials topics, including your questions, ideas, problem and interests.
On February 14, the Collection Development SIG sponsored a Meeting of the Membership at Concordia College Chicago with the theme of "Honey, I Shrunk the Collection."
All LIBRAS staff are invited to hear our colleagues David Kohut from St. Xavier and John Fawcett from Wheaton discuss major weeding projects they coordinated at their libraries in their periodicals and reference collections.
The LIBRAS Reference/Instruction SIG will hold a meeting on the topic of "Connecting with (Adjunct) Faculty" at the University of St. Francis Library on January 31, 2007 from 9:00 to noon.
I'm happy to announce the SIG leadership roster for the upcoming year. After a lively meeting exchanging ideas on Aug. 11, it looks like we’ll have some interesting programs and opportunities to share information among our members this year. We also realized that so many of our “special interests” cross various job areas, and we want to emphasize that all are welcome at any of these meetings,...
The Circulation/ILL SIG will hold a meeting on Monday, February 27, 2006 on the theme, "Bridging the Gap: Diversity within the Workplace--How to Bridge the Gap in Your Workplace."