ATLAS (Area Training for Librarians and Staff) is an organization of public libraries in Northeastern Illinois dedicated to provide networking and continuing education opportunities for librarians, staff and trustees. Upcoming events can be found on Continuing Education.
The former MLS Zones 6, 8, and 9 have become ATLAS, a formal organization dedicated to providing continuing education and networking opportunities for its members. Membership is open to any RAILS public library, for an annual membership fee of $50 with the understanding that most meetings and workshops will take place in the south/southwest suburbs.
In addition to ATLAS Presents, the CE component, ATLAS facilitates informal monthly SLAM (Suburban Library Administrator) Meetings, open to all public library directors. Topics will include areas of commonality in system, state, and local levels. The dates and locations for SLAM can be found on Networking Opportunities.
Due to COVID-19, SLAM meetings have been temporarily suspended until further notice.
All CE events run from 9:30am to 12pm and are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, unless otherwise noted.