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.


Forum Spotlight from the ILA Alert
January 28, 2021
The Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) provides networking and continuing education opportunities for library workers who specialize in cataloging, acquisitions, collection management, and collection development. Over the last se…
Natalie Hall is the Recipient of the 2020 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
October 1, 2020
Natalie Hall, Technical Services Coordinator at Moraine Valley Community College Library, is the recipient of the 2020 TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award. This annual award, presented by ILA’s Resources and Technical Services Forum and sponsore…
RTSF 2020 Annual Conference Scholarship Recipients Announced
October 1, 2020
The Illinois Library Association (ILA) announces Jennifer Finnerty, Kevin Halpin and Brooke Nelson as the 2020 ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship winners. The RTSF scholarship was established to offset the registration cost…

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  1. Nanette Donohue Nanette Donohue, Manager Collections and Technical Services Manager at Champaign Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2021
  2. Laura L. Barnes Laura L. Barnes, Board liaison Sustainability Information Curator at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
    Term ends 06/30/2021
  3. Joy Anhalt Joy Anhalt, Manager-Elect Technical Services Manager at Tinley Park Public Library
    Term ends 06/30/2021
  4. Rebecca Pfenning Rebecca Pfenning, Past Manager Head of Technical Services at Plainfield Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2021
  5. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

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