Resources & Technical Services Forum (RTSF)

Focuses on the development, design, application, and integration of various technologies to improve access to and delivery of information to libraries.


A Message from the New Forum Manager
September 13, 2019
Hi everyone. My name is Rebecca Pfenning and I am the Head of Technical Services at the Plainfield Public Library District in Plainfield, IL, and because no one contested my self-nomination, your new forum manager. The RTSF will be meeting at ILA thi…
RTSF Scholarship winner
July 9, 2019
Congratulations are extended to Erin Zimmerman, Illinois Heartland Community College Library, who is the recipient of the 2019 RTSF Scholarship. The scholarship was established to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services st…
TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
July 9, 2019
Kristine Hammerstrand, CARLI, is the 2019 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award winner. Congratulations Kristine! The ILA Award luncheon will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. The press release is located …

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2018 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award Winner

Lucas McKeever, Elmwood Park Public Library

Previous winners

2018 RTSF Scholarship Recipient

Mara Fass, Champaign Public Library

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Forum Leadership

  1. Joy Anhalt Joy Anhalt, Manager Technical Services Manager at Tinley Park Public Library
  2. Kate Kite Kate Kite, Board liaison Research and Instruction Librarian - Teen Services at Six Mile Regional Library District
  3. Amy J. Weiss Amy J. Weiss, Member Woodridge Public Library
  4. Barbara Doerries Barbara Doerries, Member Cataloging Specialist at Addison Public Library
  5. Edie Elliott Edie Elliott, Member Cataloging Supervisor at Illinois Heartland Library System
  6. Sarah Stumpf Sarah Stumpf, Member Rockford Public Library
  7. Shelley R Stone Shelley R Stone, Member Illinois Heartland Library System
  8. Rebecca Pfenning Rebecca Pfenning, Manager-Elect Head of Technical Services at Plainfield Public Library District
  9. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association

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