Monday, May 20, 2013


We've created this blog to help La Grange Public Library staff share "What We Learned" at conferences and workshops.

In 2013, the Library Board generously approved for every staff member to attend one conference, whether it be Reaching Forward, American Library Association (ALA), or Illinois Library Association (ILA).  In order for everyone on staff to share their experiences, we're asking each staff member to create a short blog post about the conference/workshops they attend.

In order to post, you'll need to create a login using the link you received in your email (for those of you who attended ALA).  Usually your login is your email address, and you set your own password.  

When you post, be sure to sign your name at the bottom, so we know who posted!  Give us a minimum of 2-3 sentences about what you learned.  What did you like?  Did you see anything you think the library should implement?  If you attended multiple workshops, you might write a short paragraph about the ones that interested you most.  

If you need help posting to the blog, check with Jeannie!

NOTE TO ALL STAFF:  If you didn't attend ALA, we still encourage you to read the blog posts, and to add your thoughts in the comments!



  1. Should we tag our blog posts with the name of the conference or workshop, so it will be easier to look back through our posts? For example, everyone would put "ALA Annual Conference 2013" that attended this year. Blogger will let you add those tags on the right-hand side and a search box so you can easily see what has been posted without clicking through the entire blog. Let me know if you have questions.

    1. Good idea, Anne! I've updated all the posts so far with the tag/label "ala2013". I encourage everyone to use this with their post as well.

      Later, when we send staff to Illinois Library Association in the fall, we can have them use "ila2013" as a label.