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IHLS Member Day 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019 (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Thelma Keller Conference Center (In Person, Max: 188)
Cost:   Free

  • The registration deadline for this event has passed.

A day of professional development and networking for forward-thinking library staff and trustees

Immerse yourself in a jam-packed day of library learning exclusively for the libraries of Illinois Heartland Library System. Hear what's new, discuss what's trending, find new tools, and meet and share ideas with other library directors, staff, and trustees. Lunch is included! Please note in your registration if you need a vegetarian or gluten-free meal or if you have any ADA needs.

15 conference breakout sessions
This year, IHLS is bringing you more opportunities to get the information you need. Choose from 15 sessions!

Keynote speaker Jim Allen
2020 Vision: Driving Success Through Service

What is it that is holding your library in the present and keeping you from accessing your brightest future? What do you see as your organization’s purpose? How about your own purpose?

Jim Allen is a technology executive, professional speaker and author from St. Louis, Missouri, who helps teams figure out not just what is coming ahead, but also how to shape what is coming next. He'll be joining IHLS Member Day to show us how we, as library professionals at public, school, academic, and special libraries, can lead our organizations into 2020 with a vision based in a service mentality. Learn more about Jim Allen, his work, and his philosophies on his website, Get Wired for Service, and in his upcoming book, Wired for Service.

Opportunity to make meaningful professional connections
Develop your professional support system by networking with librarians from across the diverse Illinois library landscape.

Professional Development Hours for School Librarians

This year, school librarians can earn professional development hours, required for the upkeep of the School Librarian Licensure, for each breakout session attended.

The most cost-effective library conference in central and southern Illinois
Thanks to our generous sponsors and vendors, Illinois Heartland Library System is able to bring this one-day conference FREE to the staff of IHLS-member libraries! However, registration is limited to 180 participants. Register early to reserve your spot.

Purchase a shirt to wear at Member Day
This year, attendees can purchase the official Member Day shirt, have it shipped to their homes, and wear it on Member Day. Youth and infant sizes and a selection of colors are also available. All 524 member libraries are listed on the back! View apparel options at

Learning Objectives
8:30 – 9:30 - Registration/breakfast

9:30 – 10:00 – Welcome

10:00 – 10:45 – Keynote Speaker Jim Allen
2020 Vision: Driving Success Through Service

10:55 – 11:55 - Breakout 1
- Municipal Libraries and Their Governance
- Understanding Linking for Learning
- Best Practices for Grant Writing
- What Librarians Need to Know About the Opens Meeting Act
- Tips for Purchasing
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:10 – 2:10 - Breakout 2
- Is Your Library Levying Enough?
- Collaboration, Community & Leadership in the School Library
- Talking Books Service
- What Librarians Need to Know About the Freedom of Information Act
- Customer Service

2:20 – 3:20 - Breakout 3
- Planning for Minimum Wage
- School Library Roundtable
- Doing Away with Dewey
- Fake News
- Increase Circulation!

3:30—Closing Comments and Prize Drawing

Type:   Conference
CPDU Credits:   3

Register by: 10/29/2019

***IHLS will take photos of attendees throughout the conference. These photos are for IHLS use only and may appear on the IHLS website, newsletter, conference brochures, social media, or other future IHLS promotional material. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to the usage of your likeness in such media.***

Categories: Academic Libraries, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation, Collection Development, Grant Writing, Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing, Professional Development Hours, Public Libraries, Public Relations, School Libraries, Special Libraries, System Member Networking, Trustee Development

This event is sponsored by Illinois Heartland Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 11/6/2019

Questions? Please contact Stacie Bushong.

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