About RFS

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

RFS Planning Committee 2019

Ryan A. Franklin-Chair

Reference Department
Illinois State Library
217.782.7596

LaAris Crumer - Member

Circulation Manager
Wood River Public Library
618.254.4832

Michael Baumann-Co-Chair

Director
Toulon Public Library
309.286.5791

Julia A. Pernicka - Member

Communications Coordinator
Illinois Heartland Library System
618.656.3216 ext. 442

Larissa Good - Member

Director
Warren County Public Library
309.734.3166

Betsy Mahoney - Member

Branch Manager
Six Mile Regional Library
618.501.4785

Susan Palmer - Member

Operations Director
Illinois Heartland Library System
618.381.6382

Committee Schedule

All RFS Planning Committee meetings are held via a Zoom link generously provided by Illinois Heartland Library System.  If you would like to attend a meeting, please use the Contact Us form and a committee member will provide a link to the meeting.

2019 Before Conference Meeting

  • Thursday, February 28 @ 3 pm
  • Tuesday, March 12 @ 3 pm
  • Thursday, March 21 @ 3 pm
  • Tuesday, April 2 @3 pm
  • Thursday, April 11 @ 3 pm
  • Thursday, April 18 @ 3 pm
  • Thursday, April 25 @ 3 pm
  • Thursday, April 11 @ 3 pm
  • Thursday, May 2 @ 3 pm
  • Thursday, May 9 @ 3 pm
  • Thursday, May 16th - @6 pm(ish)
  • this meeting will be in person for the committee members who are present the night before the conference.

Agendas, Meeting Notes/Minutes

Agenda -

The RFS Planning Committee follows a habitual agenda as follows:

  • Accommodations
  • Committee Assignments and Reports
    • Food
    • Prizes
    • Sponsors 
  • Bags Needs and Counts
  • Social Media
  • Ticket Sales
  • Money
  • Programs
    • Ideas Need Presenters
    • Received Conference Proposals
    • Set
  • Other

Past Meeting Minutes

Minutes_Notes 1.31.19

 

Policies of RFS

For Committee Members:

Forms

Perpetual Forms

For Committee Members

Yearly Conference Specific Forms