Venturing into the Future is the 16th annual conference for Library Support Staff presented by The Reaching Forward South Committee. This year’s conference will be held on Thursday September 20th and Friday September 21st at the Northfield Inn in Springfield, Illinois.
Thursday’s kick off events include an Illinois Author’s Tea from 2-4:30 and a wine, cheese, and chocolate networking hour immediately after the tea.
On Friday September 21st , the day begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The keynote speaker is Dan Schneider who will present “Fonix of the Future.” Immediately following are a series of educational breakout sessions. Breakout session topics include: Programing with Pizzazz, Staff Safety, Library Technology, Art of the Upsell, ebooks, and What .gov can do for You and Your Patrons. After lunch, join featured speaker, Deb DiSandro, with her “slightly off” view on life as she presents “Take Two Ho-Ho’s and Call Me in the Morning.” The conference will adjourn by 3 p.m.
Join the conference for both days for a cost of $75.00. Be sure to check out the Reaching Forward South website for more information about breakout sessions, the nomination form for Support Staff Person of the Year, and the registration form for the conference. Questions can be directed to email@example.com