ILA Noon Network Archive

Noon Network Webinar Archive


  • Multi-Generational Story Time Field Trips - Bring the library into the community with multi-generational story time field trips. Hinckley Public Library District has been running this incredibly successful program for the last three years. They visit local businesses and organizations for behind-the-scenes tours that attract patrons of all ages. Rylie Roubal, Director of the Hinckley Public Library District, will explain how to get going with your plan.
  • Connecting with Staff Remotely - We are living in unprecedented times. Unlike most remote work, we have had to ramp up to having most of our staff work from home in a matter of days, leaving us no time to prepare for this change. So how do you stay connected during this time both for work and to foster interpersonal relationships? Learn simple strategies for staying connected with peers, managers, and the whole library.
  • Interviewing Remotely - Now that in person interviews will be paused for awhile, what do you need to do to offer meetings remotely? How do you set up a remote interview and what is different about interviewing remotely compared to interviewing in person. Join Kate Hall, Executive Director of Northbrook Public Library, to learn the ins and outs of interviewing remotely and then share your tips and tricks.
  • Library Separation/Termination 101: A Quick Guide - Whether an employee leaves the library voluntarily or if they have been terminated, there are necessary steps that must be taken to ensure the process goes smoothly. Attendees will have a checklist for voluntary separation and best practices to follow when it becomes necessary to terminate an employee.
  • How I Grew My Teen Volunteer Program And You Can, Too Since taking over our library volunteer program, our average participation has risen from 10 to more than 30 teens. Learn how we figured out what works for us, and how we created a volunteer program that is attractive to teens and beneficial to the library.
  • Virtual Library Environment: What's Working?The typical work of library staff and the ways users engage with the library have changed significantly in the last few weeks. What new things have we tried? What have we learned from these experiences? What will our work and the library experience look like in the future? 
  • Outside of the Box ProgramsLearn how to grow beyond traditional programming and implement new approaches perfect for your library. Understand how to introduce unique programs to better engage your community without putting too much stress on the budget. This webinar will present approaches to reinvigorate classic programs by creatively integrating technology and provide skill building learning opportunities. Best of all you’ll walk away with ready to replicate program ideas that can be customized for your unique library users! 
  • Music Programming in LibrariesHave you ever wanted to have concerts at your library, but didn't know how to get started? Wondering how to make your space more professional? Madison Carroll, a librarian and the classical music specialist at Northbrook Public Library has extensive experience as a performer, artist liaison, now as a library programmer. Find out how to start your concert series, communicate with performers, and enhance the professionalism of your concert space. 
  • Contemporary Fairy-Tale and Folklore Novels/Novelizations in Adult Literature Felicia Veronica Edens, a librarian at the Chicago Public Library, presents a summary of the history of the fairy tale and folklore form by examination of popular culture and contemporary literature in relation to the public library.
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