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Monday, April 30, 2018  
Posted by: Emily Wages
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May 21st - Academic Librarian Interest Group (ALIG)

Are you an academic librarian looking for a place to network and connect with others in your field? SWON's Academic Librarians Interest Group, one of SWON's many Special Interest Groups, is an informal discussion group that explores the challenges, ideas, and strategies associated with academic libraries. This includes but is not limited to:

  • instruction
  • information literacy
  • marketing
  • technology
  • trends  

According to Kari Siders, ALIG convener and director of Library Services at Southern State Community College, ALIG's discussions are usually lively as they share various issues, trends, and library work life experience.  If you’re a part of any academic library, Kari invites you to join and share experiences, questions, or innovative happenings at your library! It’s always interesting and unique to see the perspectives of other librarians and the issues they encounter.  ALIG is a space of comradery for those that generally work independently to know that they aren’t the only one working through a particular problem! 

Join Kari, myself, and other ALIG members on May 21st from 1-4pm to learn from and connect with others in your field! 

Emily Wages, MLIS
Emergent Trends & Technology Educator, SWON Libraries


Academic Librarian Interest Group (ALIG)
05/21/2018 1 - 4 pm- Panera Bread
2911 Dixie Highway
Crestview Hills, Kentucky  41017

  Register Here  


Libraries Cultivate Lifelong Learning - KLA/KASL Joint Conference

The 2018 KLA/KASL Conference will be held September 19-22 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. The theme this year explores the ways in which libraries encourage, support, and sustain learning across the spectrum of life. Proposals from all types of libraries are welcome. Proposals can be submitted here. More details on conference specifics, speakers, and cost coming in this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for more information in a future SWON weekly! 


2018 KLA/KASL Joint Conference
September 19-22, 2018 
Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY
More registration information will be published this Summer!

  Register Here  


Mock Printz all year long on!

Reading the best of the best, the official Printz committee announces books they find outstanding every year at ALA Midwinter. In that same vein, the Mock Printz is a yearly event held at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in which librarians from all over the area gather to vote for the best in young adult literature from the past year. Throughout the year, those interested in this event can interact with one another through the Mock Printz special interest group. This page is dedicated to linking all interested readers to the Mock Printz team. Through SWON's website, members share recommended titles every month via e-mail and blog.  Feel free to add yourself as a member to receive e-mail correspondence about the books we are reading and to learn more about when and where future Mock Awards will be held!

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Coming up on the Calendar...


Please register for SWON & PCI events by the Friday before they take place

      Conversation Starters Webinar - Let's talk about teen book clubs
5/15/2018 - Online

Infopeople Webinar - Visual Merchandising for Public Libraries
FREE (an Infopeople event)
5/15/2018 - Online

GrantSpace Webinar - Introduction to Fundraising Planning
FREE (an GrantSpace event)
5/16/2018 - Online

VolunteerMatch Webinar - Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities
FREE (a VolunteerMatch event)
5/17/2018 - Online

Academic Librarians Interest Group (ALIG)
SWON SIGs are always FREE
5/21/2018 - Crestview Hills, KY

Texas State Library - Developing Digital Citizens - Resources and Strategies
FREE (a Texas State Library event)
5/22/2018 - Online

HRDQ-U - Taking the Lead: Five Things Every Supervisor Needs to Know
FREE (an HRDQ-U event)
5/23/2018 - Online


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Save the Date

      Save the Date: Opioids in Communities: Libraries in Response
8/6/2018 to 8/9/2018 - In-Person Dayton, OH

2018 ALSC National Institute
9/27/2018 to 9/29/2018 - In-Person Cincinnati, OH

Internet Librarian 2018
10/16/2018 to 10/18/2018 - In-person Monterey, California

Save the Date: OKI Conference 2018
11/3/2018 - In-person Crestview Hills, KY

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