Lincoln Trail Libraries System
Lincoln Trail Libraries System has a regular program of education and learning opportunties. The topics are varied and are designed to provide programs useful for all types of libraries in LTLS.
Coming up in the next few months are workshops for:
- Grant Writing 101 (February 20 – 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
- iREAD Programming (February 25 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Simple Ways to Green Your Library (March 4 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Empowering Your Library Staff to Meet the Needs of the Spanish Speaking Community – March 19 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- Digital Cameras – April 30 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- School Library Day – June 1 – 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LTLS also offers technology training for OCLC and LINC. For more details about our workshops and to register, go to: http://madhatter.lincolntrail.info/CLASS/index.php.
WebJunction Illinois has a great site that provides librarians a good place to find out about learning opportunities in Illinois. The Illinois Library Learning Center can be found at http://il.webjunction.org/il-learning. This part of WebJunction includes information on Illinois Conferences and Symposia, Illinois Degree & Certification Programs, Illinois Library Learning (L2) Online Learning and WebJunction Illinois (WJIL) Course Catalog.
The WJIL Course Catalog is a hidden resource for many librarians and it’s free because the Illinois State Library pre-paid course fees for registered users of WJIL. The categories of courses that are available are: Application Software e.g. Excel, PowerPoint; Customer Service; Management; Library Services; Networking and Security; Web Design and more. These courses are online and librarians. This brings education to the local desktop and provides an approach to education and training, which is at the convenience of the student and not the convenience of the instructor.
The American Library Association and its Divisions and Round Tables also offer many education programs. Those programs are either online or in person and address of a variety of topics. To see the total service are of professional development go to http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/index.cfm or for just professional development check out the link on the left side of the page.
American Library Association