Trustee Workshop

Illinois Library Trustee Forum Workshop
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd St., Oak Brook


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Registration Fees
ILA Member: $135 
Non-Member: $160 
Register one attendee at the full price and each additional attendee from your institution will receive a $10 registration discount.

Registration includes a full day of programming, a continental breakfast, buffet luncheon, and coffee breaks.  


8:00 - 9:00 a.m.        Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.        Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m. - Noon        Stop Censorship in its Stacks  

Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, has a special soft spot for the former West Bend Library trustees who stood with her during their well-publicized book challenge in 2009. If it wasn’t for her amazing library board, Kristin would not be visiting the 2017 ILA Trustee Forum with her passion for the freedom to read. Her former trustees have mentored and encouraged her as a librarian and intellectual freedom advocate. Armed with personal experience with book challenges and professional resources gained at OIF, she has designed an interactive session that will prepare and strengthen trustees for their vital role in honoring this core value of America’s libraries.

This session is divided into three sections, applicable to both new and lifelong trustees:

1. Intellectual Freedom 101
2. Rising Issues and Nuances
3. Protecting and Promoting Intellectual Freedom Through Library Collaboration

A 15-minute break will be held at 10:30

Noon - 1:00 p.m.        Lunch and Forum Business Meeting

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.          Derek Blaida, ILA Legislative Consultant Derek will provide an update on what's
                                     going on in Springfield and the status of legislation impacting libraries.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.         Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.         Legal Q&A Roger Ritzman, Peregrine, Stime, Newman, Ritzman & Bruckner, Ltd.
                                    Roger will answer your questions about library legal issues. 


Hotel Information 

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
Single/Double Rate: $99, plus tax, per night
Book Online or call 800-228-9290 or 630-573-8555 to make your reservation. 
Reservations must be made by Friday, January 20, to receive the workshop rate.


Cancellations must be received in writing before February 10. Please e-mail your cancellation request to  Cancellations received before February 10 will receive a refund and are subject to a $15 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after February 10.  



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