Reaching Forward South Conference

Friday, April 14, 2023
The Regency O'Fallon
400 Regency Park, O'Fallon

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. 



Reaching Forward South Committee

Betsy Mahoney - Chair
Six Mile Regional Library

Michael Baumann, Director
Toulon Public Library

Loretta Broomfield, Director
Marion Carnegie Library

Devin Eyster, Development & Outreach Librarian
East Alton Public Library District 

Ryan A. Franklin, Reference Department
Illinois State Library

Larisa Good, Director
Warren County Public Library

Bobbi Perryman, Director
Vespasian Warner Public Library

Terry Pierson, Marketing Coordinator
Mississippi Valley Library District

Devin Scott, Programming Coordinator
Salem Township Public Library

Beth Smilack, Social Media/Communications Specialist
Jerseyville Public Library

Cassandra Thompson, SHARE Director
Illinois Heartland Library System

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