Want to Present?

We want to share ideas and practices in

-strategic planning,
-forward thinking programming
-current events or endeavors that could change the way libraries and their staff will function in the future.

Share your ideas by submitting a conference proposal.  All proposals will be considered.

The Future is ALWAYS Beginning Now.

Reaching Forward South is an annual professional development conference for library support staff in central and southern Illinois. With a commitment to providing quality training and information, Reaching Forward South strives to be the premier professional development opportunity in the downstate area.

In 2019, RFS will be looking towards the future.  Planning for the next stage of librarianship, gearing up for upcoming federal census, and taking our libraries to the next reaches of the profession is the emphasis of this conference.  There will be ideas to share and expanded on, as well as the usual presentations for programming ideas, community relations, etc.

Please visit the additional pages on this website for accurate and up-to-date information on this year’s conference.


Ticket Information:  
Full Registration : $75
Late Registration : $100

Conference fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and programming.

To avoid the late registration fee, register for the conference by April 30, 2019.

For Libraries needing to pay for conference attendance in their new fiscal year, please select Pay by Invoice.  You will be sent a digital invoice from the committee chair that can be payed after your new fiscal year begins, up to the day of the conference.  Selecting Pay by Invoice allows a library to get Full Registration without the Late Registration fee (as long as you register before April 30, 2019).

Tickets can be purchased by
-Credit Card/Debit Card
-Pay by Invoice
-Pay by Check
-Pay at the Door


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