Innovative Libraries Online Conference



Registration is open for the Innovative Libraries Online Conference, sponsored by the State Library of Iowa. This free event takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. MST (9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. CST) on Thursday, January 17.

The ILOC offers keynote speakers and sessions on a variety of topics — all online in a Zoom meeting room, so you can attend from your library or from home. Come and go throughout the day, attending the sessions you’re most interested in. A main goal of ILOC is to replicate the “in-person” conference experience but a free option with no travel component.

While the last two sessions of the day, beginning at 2:00 p.m. MST, are more Iowa-specific, the keynote and first four events provide information valuable to libraries everywhere. All times listed here are MST:

  • Keynote, 8:00-9:00 a.m.: How to Compassionately Manage Problematic Behavior from Homeless (and all other) Patrons
  • Session 1, 9:10-10:00 a.m.: Global Gathering Programming; Bring the World to Your Patrons
  • Session 2, 10:10-11:00 a.m.: Every Voice Matters; How Community Input Helps People Feel Welcome
  • Session 3: 12:00-12:50 p.m.: People–Partnerships–Possibilities
  • Session 4: 1:00-1:50 p.m.: Libraries and LEOs: Partnerships for Programming

Learn more and register on the State Library of Iowa’s website. Space is limited.

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