Conference Program Committee, 2024

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Committee Charge

Coordinates program planning for ILA Annual Conference. 


Committee Composition

Composed of up to 15 members, serving sixteen month terms. The co-chairs shall serve in their roles for the full sixteen-month term.


  1. Laura L. Barnes Laura L. Barnes, Co-chair Sustainability Information Curator at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

    Co-chair Term ends 10/31/2024

  2. Veronica De Fazio Veronica De Fazio, Co-chair Deputy Director at Peoria Public Library

    Co-chair Term ends 10/31/2024

  3. Monica Cameron Monica Cameron, Member Director at Shelbyville Public Library

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  4. Susan Conner Susan Conner, Member Assistant Director at Palatine Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  5. Susan R. Franzen Susan R. Franzen, Member Associate Dean for Public Services & Organizational Development at Illinois State University

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  6. Larisa Good Larisa Good, Member Director at Warren County Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  7. John S Howard John S Howard, Member Director at Mahomet Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  8. Lisa Hutson Lisa Hutson, Member Programming and Reference Coordinator at Effingham Public Library

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  9. Jackie Keck Jackie Keck, Member Library Director at Caseyville Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  10. Kate Kite Kate Kite, Member Continuing Education Coordinator Liaison at Illinois Heartland Library System

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  11. Rene Leyva Rene Leyva, Member Director at Fossil Ridge Public Library District

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  12. Matthew Matkowski Matthew Matkowski, Member Head of Public Services at Palos Heights Public Library

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  13. Daniel Matthews Daniel Matthews, Member Digital Services Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College Library

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  14. Michelle R. Nielsen Ott Michelle R. Nielsen Ott, Member Assistant Professor, Science/Health Sciences Librarian at Bradley University

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  15. Maggie Thomann Maggie Thomann, Member Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Member Term ends 10/31/2024

  16. Amy Byers Amy Byers, Board liaison Director at Chatham Area Public Library District

    Board liaison Term ends 10/31/2024

  17. Kristin Pekoll Kristin Pekoll, Staff liaison Conference and Continuing Education Manager at Illinois Library Association

    Staff liaison Term ends 10/31/2024


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