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Library Trustee Forum (LTF)

September 20, 2022

I hope you will join me for the ILA Annual Conference is taking place on October 18 – 20 in Rosemont. If you register by Sept. 26 (for the entire conference or for Trustee Day) you will save $50!

Top Ten Reasons for Library Trustees to Attend the ILA Annual Conference:

  1. Facilitating better meetings and increasing community involvement (Tuesday, 10:45 – 11:45 am)
  2.   Learning valuable advocacy skills (Tuesday, 2:45 – 3:45 pm), putting those skills into practice (Tuesday, 4 – 5 pm), and hearing Legislators’ advocacy tips and tricks (Wednesday, 3 – 4 pm)
  3. Exploring fundraising ideas including forming a Foundation (Wednesday, 9 – 10 am) and how to get started with various fundraising tools (Wednesday, 1:45 – 2:45 pm)
  4. Encouraging Library workers to run for Library Boards and School Boards (Thursday, 9 – 10 am)
  5. Answering the question - Why should the tax levy be easy for Trustees but a little harder for Library Directors? (Thursday, 9 – 10 am)
  6. Learning what to expect if your Library forms a Union (Thursday, 9 – 10 am)
  7. Listening to Attorneys advise on the First Amendment and Illinois Libraries (Wednesday, 9 – 10 am), FOIA and Patron Privacy (Thursday, 11 am – 12 pm), and post-COVID issues facing libraries as employers (Thursday, 1:45 – 2:45 pm)
  8. Building a healthy relationship between the Board and the Library Director (Thursday, 11 am – 12 pm)
  9. Sharing information for new (and experienced trustees) about their roles and duties as Library Trustees (Thursday, 3 – 4 pm)
  10. NETWORKING in person with your fellow Library Trustees at a continental breakfast (Thursday, 8 – 9 am), the exhibit hall (Wednesday, noon – 5 pm, Thursday, 9 am – 2 pm) AND Trustee Luncheon (Thursday, 12 noon – 1:30 pm)!!!

I look forward to connecting with you at conference! 


Kathy Caudill

President/Manager, ILA Trustee Forum

Vice President, Ela Area Public Library District Board of Trustees

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