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LIBRAS Technical Services SIG Event: Authentication Methods

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time: 10am-Noon

Location: Roosevelt University Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL

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LIBRAS Archives SIG Event: Tour the National Archives at Chicago

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time: 10am

Location: National Archives at Chicago, 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629-5898

Go behind the scenes at the National Archives at Chicago with this special tour.

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Webinar - It Takes Two: Technical Services and Public Services Collaborations

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm (One hour webinar with informal discussion following - please arrive early to get settled before the webinar begins)

Location: Trinity International University

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Are you looking for practical information and great ideas to help make your archives collections or program more visible during American Archives Month this October? Though fall semester seems far away, summer is a great time to start planning ahead for an exhibit, event, social media campaign, or other activities.

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LibGuides have been a standard librarians’ tool to create course and research guides. The newly released version 2 will greatly enhance the functionality, aesthetics and usability of the guides. The transition to LibGuides v.2 will also require new approaches both from the librarians and administrators.

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Join the LIBRAS Technical Services Special Interest Group on Friday, February 28th from 10am-3pm for a day of collaboration and sharing hosted by North Park University.

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Jumpstart some ideas for caring for your collections and for spring grant deadlines! Join your LIBRAS colleagues for an informative webinar on Funding Opportunities for Collections Preservation, presented by the Illinois Collections Preservation Network http://icpn.museum.state.il.us .
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Confession: I love libraries and I love iPads. Maybe you share both those loves - and maybe you don't - but if you want to learn more about how libraries can use iPads and hear how other LIBRAS schools are already using them, please join us on the on September 20th for a special LIBRAS event.

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Please note that registration for this event has now been closed due to space constraints. You may still put your name on the registration list and will be contacted if there are any cancellations. Anyone who signs up for the wait list will receive access to the conference recordings after the event.

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Who’s working the Reference Desk at your Library? LIBRAS libraries are providing reference services in a variety of ways. In this event, we will share how these libraries are staffing their reference desks, explore what tools they are using and discuss various models of providing reference services. Panel members from Dominican University, Elmhurst College, North Central College and the...

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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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The LIBRAS Collection Management SIG and Oesterle Library at North Central College invite you and your colleagues to join us for lunch, a webinar and lively discussion.

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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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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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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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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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I'm happy to announce the SIG leadership roster for the upcoming year. After a lively meeting exchanging ideas on Aug. 11, it looks like we’ll have some interesting programs and opportunities to share information among our members this year. We also realized that so many of our “special interests” cross various job areas, and we want to emphasize that all are welcome at any of these meetings,...

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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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