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Library Learning Roundup December 2023

Illinois Heartland Library System

Published : Dec. 1, 2023
decorative illustrations of simply drawn women and men working with laptops on a cushion and at a high top table.  Upon closer look, you see that the ground is actually a desk, and the people are smaller than a laptop--a laptop is sitting on the desk with the word "e-learning" across the screen.

We've crawled the web for some of the most useful library learning opportunities, most of them free and all of them curated for the librarians of Illinois.

Here's where you can expand your skills in December 2023...

All learning is online unless noted otherwise.

Library Issues & Book News


Grants & Fundraising 


Leadership and Communication 




Upcoming Conferences 

Grab your tickets! These conferences are coming up in the next few months. 

  • Feb. 8, 2024
    IHLS Member Day (Illinois Heartland Library System; Virtual)
  • Jan. 19–22, 2024
    LibLearnX Conference 2024 (ALA Library Learning Experience; Baltimore, MD)
  • April 3–5, 2024
    PLA Conference (Public Library Association; Columbus, OH)
  • April 19, 2024
    Reaching Forward South Conference
  • May 10, 2024
    Reaching Forward North Conference
  • June 27– July 2, 2024
    ALA Conference (American Library Association; San Diego, CA)
  • Sept. 11–14, 2024
    ASRL Conference (Association of Rural and Small Libraries; Springfield, MA)
  • Oct. 8–10, 2024
    ILA Conference (Illinois Library Association; Peoria, IL)