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RSA Day 2020!

When:  
Thursday, March 19, 2020 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Washington District Library (In Person, Max: 200)
Cost:   Free

  • This event has been cancelled.

Don’t miss RSA Day 2020! This annual event features a new location but the same free lunch**! We’ll be at Five Points Washington, 360 N Wilmor Rd, Washington, IL 61571, where there’s plenty of parking, spacious meeting rooms and our own RSA member Library – Washington District Library. You’ll have your choice of five breakouts to select during each of our four sessions. Last year, we reached our maximum registration quickly, so register early to reserve your spot.

RSA DAY 2020 Schedule
March 19, 2020 at Five Points Washington from 9 am to 3 pm

9:00-10:15 Opening & Keynote
10:30-11:15 Breakout #1
11:30-12:15 Breakout #2
12:15-1:00 LUNCH
1:15-2:00 Breakout #3
2:15-3:00 Breakout #4


9-10:15 Opening & Keynote “Show me your budget and I’ll know your value system” by John Chrastka
People support libraries based on their own closely-held beliefs and values. It’s not about their use of the library. And yet, most of our marketing, outreach, and - most critically - our advocacy is focused on creating more users. In order to improve our advocacy, we need to change our frame and our approach. Join John Chrastka, Executive Director of the political action committee EveryLibrary, to learn about current public, voter and donor perception data, and discover effective ways to activate elected officials, constituents, and prospective partners to fund your services, capital, and technology priorities.



Breakouts 1 & 2

Library Security – East Peoria Police Chief Steve Roegge will be discussing all hazard training in libraries. This session will include active assailant training in the work place and venues within community.

Book Repair workshop – This popular workshop is back! Learn from Morton Library’s Book Doctor Roxy Klassen and her assistant. This class will demonstrate how to make simple book repairs.

Designing a “Fundable” Plan by John Chrastka
It’s often difficult to motivate boards, donors, grantmakers, voters or elected officials to say yes to new funding for new ideas. A “fundable plan” explains not only where the money is going but also who is spending it. Funders and supporters need to know how outcomes will be enhanced through new features at the library, and diminished across the community if it is not funded. EveryLibrary’s executive director John Chrastka will share actionable insights from over 100 library funding campaigns about inclusive planning, and uncover what truly drives successful plans.

RSA: Engaged, Effective, Efficient – What’s new at RSA? Anna Hutson will provide an overview of the new RSA Strategic Plan and an update on current RSA projects.

Every Picture Tells A Story - The Power of Visual Storytelling
Whether it's Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, audiences are engaging more than ever with images, infographics and video content. Using social media platforms to tell your library's story is essential to getting your message heard. This session is designed to teach participants how to create visually compelling content to use for their library's social media outlets. Librarians from Chillicothe, Crete and Morton will share their tips and tricks for creating appealing images, and engaging video content that will help tell your library story.



Breakouts 3 & 4


MY LIBRARY IS... Campaigns and Resources
Learn more about how your library can conduct a My Library Is campaign. Burgundy Hill from the Quincy Public Library and Ann Reeves from Eureka Public Library District will discuss how their libraries are approaching "My Library Is." Dan Bostrom from RAILS will discuss grant opportunities for new projects.


CENSUS 2020: It’s Almost Time to Be Counted
The Decennial Census will start rolling out in mid-March. How can you help insure a complete and accurate count? Your role as a trusted voice in the community can help allay fears about what information is collected and how to respond. A Census representative will share tips for helping patrons access the online form.

RSA: Get Engaged! - Want to be more involved in RSA, but don’t know where to start? Join us for an overview of the various RSA Committees and User Groups.

RSA Cataloging - Join us for Cataloging Bingo and win fun prizes! Special mystery guests may also join us. All are welcome, catalogers or not.

Delivery Chat – Got delivery questions? We’ve got answers! Join Robert Morgan, Delivery Manager at the RAILS East Peoria service center



**Lunch consist of box lunches from Cracked Pepper: sandwich, fruit, chips, and cookie. A vegetarian option will be provided. Please make your lunch selection at the time of registration. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate more specific dietary restrictions at this event. If you are not able to eat the provided lunch, please bring you own lunch or make plans to purchase lunch nearby. Lunch is free for the first 200 registrants, so register early to reserve your spot.

We will not be providing coffee in the morning, this year. Please plan accordingly.

Type:   Conference

Register by: 3/12/2020


Registration Extras
Lunch (Required)
Turkey/Provolone (Free)
Roast Beef/Cheddar (Free)
Honey Ham/Swiss (Free)
Vegetarian w/ spinach/artichoke spread (Free)
No lunch/I will provide my own lunch (Free)

Categories: LLSAP


This event is sponsored by Resource Sharing Alliance.

Event listed by: Reaching Across Illinois Library System

Last day to cancel registrations is: 3/12/2020


Questions? Please contact RSA Admin.

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