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With about 40 in attendance, the LIBRAS Annual Meeting was held Friday, May 31, 2013 in Benedictine University Library's IdeaLounge. After various reports (read the annual report here) the program continued with a theme of Applying Assessment Techniques to the Library.
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The LIBRAS Archives SIG met on November 10, 2011 at North Park University for their annual meeting. For more pictures of the event, visit the LIBRAS Flickr page here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjwJAfNt
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The LIBRAS after-work get together at Molly Malones Irish Pub and Restaurant in Forest Park on April 28th was a great success. Librarians from Benedictine, Dominican, Elmhurst, North Park and Wheaton attended and a wonderful time was had by all. It was a great way for librarians to connect with one another, exchange ideas, catch up on the latest news and just have a nice evening out with friends...
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Save the date! Join fellow LIBRAS library staff for an after-work get together on Thursday, April 21, 2011. No formal agenda, just a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

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So, what does September mean to you? Classes resume, books are ordered, requests for instruction sessions start to flow in (endlessly!), new websites are implemented, the days get shorter, the leaves start to fall, and LIBRAS SIGs kick into planning mode for the 2010-2011 academic year!

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Please join us for the Winter Emerging Technologies SIG! on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The session will include: The licenses and how they work with copyright, How to apply a CC license to your own work, How to find CC-licensed scholarship, audio, video, photographs, learning objects and more!
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The LIBRAS Archives SIG met on August 4 at the Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections.

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We're planning an Archives SIG event at Wheaton College on Tuesday August 4, 9:30-12:30.
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Please join fellow LIBRAS member at this inaugural meeting to discuss the mission and future plans of the SIG and the following questions: What emerging technologies are we using in our libraries? How have those technologies provided greater service to students and faculty? How have they made our jobs easier and more fun? How we can get all library staff comfortable with and enthusiastic about...
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LIBRAS Fall Director's Meeting on September 27, 2007 9:30am - 10:00pm Continental Breakfast 10:00am - 12pm Meeting at Trinity International University H.G. Rodine Building Room 127 Please RSVP to Jennifer Paliatka, jenniferp@elmhurst.edu or (630) 617-3158 Directions to Trinity International University
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Join us for an open discussion of any and all serials topics, including your questions, ideas, problem and interests.
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The LIBRAS Reference/Instruction SIG will hold a meeting on the topic of "Innovative uses of New Technology" at the University of St. Francis Library on March 7, 2007 from 9:00 to noon. Please come share your knowledge and experience with using new technologies and integrating them into reference and instruction.
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On February 14, the Collection Development SIG sponsored a Meeting of the Membership at Concordia College Chicago with the theme of "Honey, I Shrunk the Collection."
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All LIBRAS staff are invited to hear our colleagues David Kohut from St. Xavier and John Fawcett from Wheaton discuss major weeding projects they coordinated at their libraries in their periodicals and reference collections.

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The LIBRAS Reference/Instruction SIG will hold a meeting on the topic of "Connecting with (Adjunct) Faculty" at the University of St. Francis Library on January 31, 2007 from 9:00 to noon.
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All LIBRAS staff are invited to a program on Disaster Planning, where participants will: learn about “dPlan,” an online tool for preparing a disaster plan, look at disaster planning from an Archivist’s perspective, get advice from folks who have “been there.”
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The Reference/Instruction SIG met on February 23, 2006 at Benedictine University to learn more about science research and resources. Read the report from the recent Reference/Instruction SIG meeting here. The report includes links to science resources discussed by the presenters.
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The LIBRAS Reference/Instruction SIG will meet on Thursday, February 23rd from 9:30am-12:00pm at Benedictine University. Nestor Osorio and one of his colleagues from Northern Illinois University will be our special speakers, leading our discussion about how to do research in the sciences.
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The Circulation/ILL SIG will hold a meeting on Monday, February 27, 2006 on the theme, "Bridging the Gap: Diversity within the Workplace--How to Bridge the Gap in Your Workplace."

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The LIBRAS Circulation/ILL SIG will be holding a meeting, "Diversity & Libraries: Providing Information to Empower Multicultural Communities," on December 7, 2005 from 1:00-3:30 at Trinity Christian College. The meeting is open to all staff at LIBRAS libraries.
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The Technical Services SIG will hold their Spring meeting at Benedictine University on Friday May 20 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Unfortunately, no one is available to do a presentation on Connexion but perhaps those of you who have been using Connexion could come prepared to discuss your experiences with it. We can also discuss any other cataloging issues of current interest.
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You asked for it! Now here is your opportunity to see some of our bravest and most generous colleagues demonstrating the best of their instruction repertoire. In evaluating our fall Information Literacy 101 workshop, several people commented that while it's fine to hear discussions of great teaching techniques, it would be so much more helpful to actually see someone demonstrate those techniques.
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