ASSOCIATES (2007, July, v. 14, no. 1) -

Submitted by Bonnie Kilmurray
Publicity Chair, Reaching Forward South
Executive Assistant
Lewis & Clark Library System
6725 Goshen Road
Edwardsville, IL 62025
618.656.9401 fax

THE REACHING FORWARD SOUTH CONFERENCE FOR LIBRARY SUPPORT STAFF will be held on Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21, 2007, at the Northfield Inn in Springfield, Illinois. This year our theme will be “Outside the Box!”

On Thursday from 2-4 p.m. you can choose either a session on storytelling or on new trends in the library world. From 7-9 p.m. you are invited to a reception with Dan Keding, Storyteller-Author-Musician, as he tells stories that reflect the power of storytelling to create community. You will also have an opportunity to network and socialize with your peers.

On Friday Gail Johnson, owner of Face to Face Communications and Training, will deliver our keynote address on “Dysfunction Junction” a hilarious comparison of life in the 60s versus today.

Program topics for Friday will be: Pancakes, Crocodiles, Bubble Gum, and More (afterschool events); Under Investigation: Ancestry Detective Strategies; Barcoder Certification; Manage Your Stuff & Conquer Clutter; Plinkit: An Interactive Web Site for Every Library; Not Your Mother’s Romance (with bestselling author, Jade Lee); Got Stress? On-the-Spot Relief…Right Here, Right Now; Greening Your Library; Educational Opportunities for Library Workers; Oh, I Wish I’d Said… (what to say and do when dealing with difficult people); Localism in Television…And Television as a Learning Medium; and Elder Abuse.

The registration fees are: Thursday afternoon - $40, Friday - $60, both days - $85. The fees include all sessions, the reception on Thursday evening, and continental breakfast and buffet lunch on Friday. School librarians will receive CPDU credit.

Complete registration information is available on our website at For additional information contact Kim Drake at 217-223-1309x201 or send her an e-mail at

Click here for a copy of the registration flyer. (Note: Adobe Acrobat needed to view)

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