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Library Learning Roundup January 2024

Illinois Heartland Library System

Published : Jan 02, 2024
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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 January 2024...

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)



Events by IHLS

Illinois Heartland Library System has an expanding variety of learning opportunities, too. View them all on our Events page.

IHLS Events

All upcoming continuing education events by IHLS and its divisions; many are for IHLS members, some are open to system members statewide

SHARE Events

For SHARE members

Statewide CMC Events 

Free cataloging trainings available to system-member libraries statewide



Have suggestions, ideas, or questions about Continuing Education? Contact our Continuing Education Coordinator at 618.474.9948