One of the highlights of SLA IL's year. Learn from your colleagues, catch up with friends, and expand your network - all in one night!
Amy Affelt, Compass Lexicon - All that is not Fit to Print
What is fake news? How did it come to be? Why is it so prevalent? How can I spot it? We'll hear about these issues and how librarians can do their part combatting this trend.
Zoe Magierek: Forefront: A new name for an old friend
Formerly the Donors Forum of Chicago, Forefront is a statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies. We'll learn what Forefront can do for libraries and other organizations we care about and connect with.
Annaeka Johnson: Merit School of Music - Excellence in Music. Excellence in Life.
We'll hear about all they do to keep the music playing for K-12 schools even during through program cuts.
Elizabeth McChesney: Harold Washington Library Using Internal Data for Program Evaluation
Hear how CPL and U of C are creating better ways to harness internal data to evaluate library programing. Anyone who has been a special librarian for more than 5 minutes understands the importance of this topic!
Bonus speakers! Dan Bostrom, Rachel Cole and others will share what's new and exciting from RAILS, SLA Illinois, and the national SLA.