Nuts and Bolts: Resources
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Nuts & BoltsProgram Resources
LACONI: Outreach, Programs & PromotionsUpcoming Programs:• Networking Roundtable
Friday, October 28 at 9:30amElk Grove Village Public Library
• Programming for Senior AdultsFriday, March 9 at 9:30am
Oak Park Public Library
• Best of the Best – ShowcaseFriday, May 18 at 9:30amMorton Grove Public Library
LACONI: Outreach, Programs & PromotionsBest 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
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
• South Suburban Adult Programmers (SSAP) [email protected] groups.google.com/group/ssap
More on former system resourcesNorth 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programapedia.org (No longer updated, last update 2/09)
American Library Association
Public Programs Office• Manages ProgrammingLibrarian.org• Information about upcoming Grants Opportunities and
Awards• Tips for grant writers• Discussion listserv• Books!
More Resources…Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speaker Bureau
University of Illinois Extension Programweb.extension.illinois.edu/state
Chicago Tribune Speakers Bureaunewsblogs.chicagotribune.com/tribnation/chicago-tribune-speakers-bureau.html
Urban Libraries CouncilMember Innovationsurbanlibraries.org
Writing & Book Program ResourcesChicago Writers Associationchicagowrites.org
Windy City Writerswindycitywriters.com
Lake Claremont Presslakeclaremont.com
Article from Programming Librarian about contacting publishers:bit.ly/Plnavbub
Other helpful resources…Illinois WorkNet (Job seekers)www.illinoisworknet.com
Best Buy/Geek Squad (Technology)www.bestbuy.com or ask at your local store
Your local businesses, organizations, newspapers, and organizations! (And don’t forget about the staff in your building too!)
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!