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Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant for Support Staff Award
Presented by Reaching Forward, a professional development conference for Library Support Staff in honor of Tobi Oberman and Tom Rich, who were instrumental in developing the Reaching Forward Conference for library support staff.

The award recognizes the contributions of a support staff member to the library community and to the role of support staff in libraries.

Open to support staff working in all types of libraries. Persons may nominate themselves or others.

A one page or less letter completing the statement, “Why I would like to attend Reaching Forward” or “Why I think [name of nominee] deserves to attend Reaching Forward” should be submitted to the selection committee.

Recipient(s) will receive free registration to the current year Reaching Forward Conference, an overnight stay at the Reaching Forward conference hotel, $50 for expenses, and a framed certificate.

Nomination Deadline
March 31



Sponsor Contact
Illinois Library Association
Reaching Forward:  Forum for Library Support Staff
33. W. Grand Ave., Ste. 401
Chicago, IL  60654-6799
phone:  (312) 644-1896
fax:  (312) 644-1899
e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Submit nomination online.

See previous Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant for Support Staff Award