Register Now for Reaching Forward South

April 6, 2018

The 2018 Reaching Forward South Conference will be held May 11 at the Morris Center on the SIUE campus. With a commitment to providing quality training and information, Reaching Forward South strives to be the premier professional development opportunity for library support staff in central and southern Illinois.  

This year's conference features four tracks of programming, including one on library disasters. Connie Estades of San Juan Community Library, Puerto Rico, will present virtually on her library's experience during Hurricane Maria. Sergeant Matt Breihan of the Edwardsville Police Department, will teach the basics of active shooter training. In addition to presenting a program, library lawyer Phil Lenzini will be available throughout the day to answer legal questions from attendees.  

Register by April 30 to receive the $75 Early Bird rate; registration increases to $90 on May 1. The conference fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a full day of programming. For more more information and to register,
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