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- Reaching Forward: Thirty Years Strong... and Counting!
- December 12, 2018
- The December 2018 issue of the ILA Reporter features an article on the 30-year history of Reaching Forward, written by Heidi Knuth, Bloomingdale Public Library/Reaching Forward Co-Chair.
- Reaching Forward Call for Program Proposals
- October 4, 2018
- The Reaching Forward Conference Committee is accepting program submissions for the 2019 Conference, which will be held Friday, May 3, at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Proposals must be submitted using the online proposal form. Incomplet…
Friday, Jun 12, 2020 10:00am–12:00pm
2020 Reaching Forward Award Winners
Robert P. Doyle
Oberman and Rich Reaching
Selection Process: The deadline to submit a 2021 nomination will be March 31, 2021. You may submit nominations for yourself or for a colleague. A panel of judges from the Reaching Forward Committee will be responsible for choosing the recipients. Supporting reasons for the nomination of a candidate must be provided.
- Heidi Knuth, Manager Youth Services Librarian/Preschool Outreach Coordinator at Bloomingdale Public Library
- Megan Millen, Board liaison Library Director at Joliet Public Library
- Belinda Husak, Member Algonquin Area Public Library District
- Diana Wence, Member Waukegan Public Library
- Fallon White, Member Chicago Public Library
- Jennifer Worrell, Member Illinois Institute of Technology
- Joy Lang, Member Adult Services Clerk at Joliet Public Library
- Kristin Anderson, Member Lewis University Library
- Lisa A Horist, Member Asst. Circulation Manager at McHenry Public Library District
- Lynn Krambeer, Member Lake Forest Library
- Priscilla Resendiz, Member
- Sara Kennedy, Member Green Hills Public Library District
- Theresa Therens, Member Algonquin Area Public Library District
- Wendy Roe, Member Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District
- Georgia Pichinos-Anderson, Manager-Elect Niles-Maine District Library
- Patrice Johnson, Past Manager Chicago Public Library
- Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association