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Continuing Education Applications for the 2nd round of funding are due on February 1st, 2013. Details and forms are available at: http://libras.org/?q=resources/continuing-education and need to be sent to John Small at North Central by the 1st.
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The annual LIBRAS Spring Director's meeting will be help Wednesday, April 18th at Kendall College. The meeting will begin at 10am and lunch will be included. Please RSVP to LIBRAS President John Small at jjsmall@noctrl.edu.
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Please join us Wednesday, February 29, at North Park University for a LIBRAS Technical Services SIG event. We will share ways that LIBRAS libraries are using technology tools to improve workflows, increase efficiency, and save time! Some of these tools we plan to discuss – MacroExpress, MarcEdit, and Shelflister – have been introduced through CARLI events or email notices.
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Applications for LIBRAS Continuing Education funding are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2012. Click here to download the application. Program guidelines can be reviewed here.

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This is a call for submissions for the Spring 2012 IACRL Conference, which will be held in at the Doubletree in Oakbrook on Friday, March 16 (with social events on Thursday evening, March15). The conference's theme is "Adapt, Adopt, Accelerate."
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LIBRAS is now in its 46th year of continued operation, and the Special Interest Groups are beginning the process of working on programming and events.

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LIBRAS 2011/2012 ELECTION. Runs MONDAY, May 9, 2011 through THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011 Please vote for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President/President Elect: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KZKRBRB. VOTING IS ANONYMOUS AND SECURE, please vote only once. Eligibility: All full and part-time staff (excluding student workers) of...
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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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Please join your colleagues for a networking lunch and round-table discussions with Dominican University GSLIS students following the program.

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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 first deadline for funding opportunities for continuing education activities (conferences and workshops, etc) from LIBRAS is fast approaching. For applications and guidelines visit the LIBRAS web site . LIBRAS has two more deadlines: February 1 and April 1, to cover any spring or summer workshops or conferences that you may not be aware of this early.
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Did you know that as a LIBRAS member you are able to engage in one of several special interest listservs? These listservs bring people together who work at similar schools, in similar libraries and experience some of the same joys and challenges. The listservs can be a great opportunity to bring us all together and improve our libraries with our shared knowledge.

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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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Elmhurst College and the Libras Reference & Collection Management SIG are co-hosting a Database Workshop on December 17th at 9:30 at Elmhurst College. The agenda includes presentations on Lexis-Nexis, PubMed, and Gale databases. Lunch and parking will be provided free of charge.
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The staff of the Columbia College Chicago Library welcomes Kerri Willette as Web Services Coordinator and Reference Instruction Librarian. Prior to joining Columbia, Kerri served as Digital Resources Librarian at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and as Digital Projects Coordinator and Image Collection Supervisor at DePaul University Libraries. Kerri has served on numerous library...
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The Annual Membership Meeting and Spring Program will take place from 1-4pm on May 22, 2008, at Judson University. Tours of the new library will follow. The Spring Program will be about Scholarly Communication. The Spring Director's Meeting and Lunch will be held at at Kendall College on April 22, 2008, beginning at 9:30am. Lunch will be at 12:00pm.
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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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Set your calendars for the final LIBRAS meeting of the year at Aurora University (Banquet Hall). All staff are invited. You can stop by their library to see their recently renovated first floor.
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A fond farewell and best wishes to Ted Schwitzner, who's leaving North Central College after 13 years for Bloomington/Normal where he will be head of the Bibliographic Services Department at Illinois State University. LIBRAS is losing a valued member and friend, and ISU is gaining an extraordinary librarian. Ted received the Melvin R.

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At the LIBRAS Annual Meeting on May 24, LIBRAS President Larry Wild announced that Ted Schwitzner of North Central College has been chosen as the 2006 recipient of the Melvin R. George Award. This is the first time the award has been given since 2003.

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Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of LIBRAS! The LIBRAS 40th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at St. Xavier University. The event will take place in St. Xavier's Warde Academic Center, in the Butler Reception Room. The 40th Anniversary program will begin at 11:00, and will be followed by a luncheon at noon.

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Because LIBRAS Lines is now in Weblog ("blog") format, you now have two ways to receive automatic notification of new articles added to LIBRAS Lines -- via XML (more popularly called "RSS") through a news reader, or via e-mail. Instructions for both methods, as well as some background information on RSS, are now available on the LIBRAS Web site at...
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The new Director of the Brandel Library at North Park University effective July 1, 2005 is Sally Anderson, currently Associate Professor of Bibliography/Head Reference Librarian at North Park. Sally is also this year's new Vice-President/President-Elect of LIBRAS, so she is sure to have a busy and exciting year ahead.
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Winners of the 2005-2006 LIBRAS Officer Elections were announced at yesterday's Annual Meeting . . .
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