SLA Illinois Symposium

When:  Aug 15, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Illinois: Open Community
​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.

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Location

Athena Restaurant
212 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661