“Working Together, Building Our Future”


Date of Conference:  April 17, 2015

Location: University of Illinois Springfield, One William Maxwell Lane, Springfield, IL 62703

Conference Schedule

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Session One

Room One: Library System History – IHLS

Room Two: Genealogy for Libraries

Room Three: Childrens’ Programming: iRead | Make It

Lunch Room: eRead Illinois: Tech Petting Zoo

10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – Morning Break

10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. – Session Two

Room One: Library System History – RAILS

Room Two: Weeding and Book Repair

Room Three: Teen Programming: NIU STEM | Jr. Friends of the Library

Lunch Room: eRead Illinois: Tech Petting Zoo

11:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Session Three

Room One: Customer Service: Serving the Spanish Speaking Community

Room Two: Edge Initiative | Social Media

Room Three: Adult Programming: Maker Space

Lunch Room: eRead Illinois: Tech Petting Zoo

2:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. – Afternoon Break

2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. – Session Four

Room One: Library Videos

Room Two: Cataloging

Room Three: Childrens’ Programming: Book Buggy | Little Libraries

Lunch Room: eRead Illinois: Tech Petting Zoo

Vendor and Services Showcase:

Map Library

Digitization and Digital Services


Talking Books


Library Systems


Conference Registration:  Registration for the conference can be completed in two ways. One way to register for the conference is via the L2 website. The second way to register is by completing the Reaching Forward South Registration Form 2015 and submitting via email, fax, or mail to the information below –

Mailing Address:
Reaching Forward South
c/o Michael Baumann
Toulon Public Library
617 East Jefferson Street
Toulon, IL 61483

Fax: 309.286.4481

Email: committee_rfs@reachingforwardsouth.org