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Join IACRL, a forum of the Illinois Library Association and a chapter of ACRL, for a statewide conference for academic librarians in Illinois. The 2010 conference, Thriving While Surviving: The Complete 21st Century Librarian, will offer inspiration as well as practical tips for how to thrive as a librarian in the 21st century. The Conference will be held at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center, 701 East Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois. Two extraordinary library educators will offer keynote addresses. Beverly Lynch Beverly Lynch is a professor of Information Studies at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, founder of the Senior Fellows program, former president of ALA, and recipient of the 2009 Lippincott Award. R. David Lankes R. David Lankes is Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse, an associate professor in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, and director of the library science program for the school. He is a proponent of participatory librarianship and the lead instructor for the ILEAD U grant project in Illinois. In addition, there will be more than twenty peer-reviewed sessions on the conference theme, invited sessions on the Google Book Settlement and next generation discovery systems, and vendor exhibits. Preconference Sessions, Wednesday, March 24 Catch the (Google) Wave: Using Google Wave and Other Web 2.0 Tools in the Library The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois at Springfield last fall embraced Google Wave as a tool that can promote collaboration by serving as an integrated platform for many Web 2.0 technologies. The first experimental use of Google Wave came in an inter-institutional collaboration between UIS and the Sligo Institute of Technology in Ireland during the fall semester of 2009. This was the subject of an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus section in January 2010. Since that time, the unit has created many waves for collaboration among institutions and presented on several campuses to get other universities started in using this new platform, particularly for collaborations. Building on this expertise, COLRS staff will introduce participants to Wave and to guide them in creating collaborative learning waves which they will be able to retain and build-upon to create their own class collaborations. Presenters will work hands-on with participants to develop their own waves that they will retain to apply in their own libraries and institutions. Please note: registration will be limited to the first 30 registrants.


Scholarly Communication 101: Starting with the Basics This structured interactive overview of the scholarly communication system underpins individual or institutional strategic planning and action. Four modules focus on: new methods of scholarly publishing and communication; copyright and intellectual property; economics; and open access and openness as a principle. The workshop is appropriate for those with new leadership assignments in scholarly communication as well as liaisons and others who are interested in the issues and need foundational understanding. More information on this workshop is available on the ACRL Web site. The IACRL Conference Planning Committee has applied for a grant to underwrite the costs of Scholarly Communication 101, and will receive the decision on March 1. You may register for this workshop now, and will be billed if it is offered. Registrants will be notified as soon as possible about the status of the workshop. If the grant is not approved the session will not be held. Conference Schedule Wednesday, March 24 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Preconference Sessions

Thursday, March 25 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast General Session Breakout Sessions Lunch Breakout Sessions Exhibits Reception with Cash Bar

Friday, March 26 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast General Session Breakout Sessions

A block of rooms has been reserved at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center. The Single/Double Rate is $89, Triple Rate is $101 and Quad Rate is $113. Contact the hotel at (217) 544-8800 to make your reservation. Please note: the deadline for reservations is February 23, 2010.  

Registration Fees ILA Member Registration: $125* Non-Member Registration: $150 Student Registration: $75 *If your institution is an ILA member, you are eligible to register at the member rate. If you are not a member and would like to join ILA, you can join online at http://www.ila.org/membership. Registration fee includes all conference sessions, two continental breakfasts, Thursday lunch, three snack breaks, and the exhibits reception with cash bar. For more information, please contact Jane B. Treadwell University Librarian & Dean of Library Instructional Services jtrea1@uis.edu (217)206-6597


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ILA Member Registration: $125* Non-Member Registration: $150 Student Registration: $75 *If your institution is an ILA member, you are eligible to register at the member rate. Please check here for this rate: _____ Catch the (Google) Wave: $20 Scholarly Communication 101: $20** **Please do not include payment for this session. If the session is held, you will receive confirmation prior to the conference, along with an invoice.

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Credit Card Number: _________________________________________________ Expiration Date: __________________ Name on Card: ______________________________________________________ Signature: _________________________________________________________ Deadline for registration is March 16, 2010. Cancellations must be received in writing before March 16. Cancellations received after March 16 and before March 25 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after March 25. All cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Confirmations and additional information will be sent after the registration deadline. Send conference registration and payment to Illinois Library Association, 33 W. Grand Ave, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60654; phone: (312) 644-1896, fax: (312) 644-1899.


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