Trustee Workshop Oak Brook

Illinois Library Trustee Forum Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd St., Oak Brook

If you are registering someone other than yourself, you must log into their account to register them. Please email for questions and assistance with registrations. 

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Registration Fees
ILA Member: $135 
Non-Member: $150 
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 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:10 - 10:30 a.m.   

Succession Planning for Trustees

Gail Johnson & Pam Parr
Face to Face Communications & Training, Inc.

As elected officials we do a lot of planning. Planning for the future of the library can fall apart with a simple change in leadership at the staff or board level. This workshop will discuss the process of building leaders at all levels of your organization. Succession planning has success at its root for a reason. Without planning for the future of your library leadership, success will be difficult to achieve.


Gail and Pam will give you strategic steps to follow, sprinkled with humor (of course), as you create an effective succession plan for your library. By the way—this includes your board. Yes, you can influence the future of your board, as well. We’ll show you how.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. - Noon

Attorneys from Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins will present a mock board meeting, focusing on FOIA, OMA, trustee emails, board conflicts, and state statutes that impact trustees.
Noon - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon and Forum Business Meeting
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.  

Legislative Update
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
Lawyers from Ancel Glink will answer your questions about legal issues impacting your library. 

Hotel Information 

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
Single/Double Rate: $101, 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 26, to receive the workshop rate.


Cancellations must be received in writing before March 8. Please e-mail your cancellation request to Cancellations received before March 8 will receive a refund and are subject to a $15 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after March 8. 

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