Tuesday, June 21, 2016

John Chrastka to speak at the Annual ILL Meeting

Building Plans and Color Swatches
Building Plans

2016 Wisconsin Annual ILL Meeting
Building the Future.  Together.
August 16, 2016
Verona Public Library                                              

The Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning team is pleased to announce the Annual ILL Meeting to be held this year at the Verona Public Library. We are excited to have John Chrastka as our keynote speaker. John is executive director of EveryLibrary, the first nationwide political action committee for libraries. Since 2013, EveryLibrary has helped 25 library communities with ballot measures for funding, operations, and buildings, winning 19 and securing over $46 million in funding on Election Days. A long-time library trustee, supporter and advocate, Mr. Chrastka is a member and former president of the Board of Trustees for the Berwyn (IL) Public Library (2006 – present) and is a former president of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS), a multi-type library system.

John's keynote address:  My Library is a Real Library Because of ILL

Photo of John Chrastka
John Chrastka

Interlibrary loan and resource sharing are the foundation for modern library services, taking individual libraries in a network 'to scale'. The public is interested in the story about how you improve their libraries. Learn how to share your story about the impact and relevance of your work with funders and the communities you serve.

The meeting is free and includes morning coffee and lunch. Watch for registration information and a complete program to be released soon.

Written by:  
Christine Barth, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning