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On the Front Lines: The Ninth Statewide Library Practitioners Conference

Monday, August 5, 2013 (10:00 AM - 5:30 PM) Export to vCalendar

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM) Export to vCalendar

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   University of Illinois Springfield Public Affairs Center (In Person)
Cost:   $15.00

  • The registration deadline for this event has passed.

On the Front Lines is a three day conference delivering library education to front line practitioners of public, academic, school and special libraries. The purpose is to equip and enlighten front-line staff with training, exposure, the latest technology tools, and techniques that will enable them to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their communities.

On the Front Lines will be held August 5, 6, and 7, 2013 at the University of Illinois Springfield, Public Affairs Center in Springfield, Illinois.

Keynote speakers and approximately 45 concurrent sessions address topics to help front line staff serve and engage their unique patrons and communities within the framework of our multi-type library system. As libraries face fundamental changes due to technology, publishing, and tight budgets, participants are expected to learn innovative and practical ideas to implement in their home libraries.

Scroll down and click on the link to the FINAL SCHEDULE to see the full listing of programs that will be offered.

In addition to feeding minds with topics ranging from value added customer service, best practices for using the latest technologies, accessing quality resources, staff development and more, registration includes a hearty lunch all three days of the conference as well as a hot breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forty-one scholarships were awarded to attend the 2013 conference. Scroll down below to see a list of the 2013 scholarship recipients.

Registration through L2 is now closed. Walk-in registrations are welcome the days of the conference. See below for payment options.

A list of area hotels is available below.

Type:   Conference
CPDU Credits:   12.5

Register by: 7/22/2013

Registration Extras
The registration fee is $15 to attend 1, 2 or 3 days. Please check one. (Required)
I am paying my registration fee (Free)
My institution is paying my registration fee (Free)
Scholarship recipeint (Free)
OTFL Speaker (Free)
OTFL Planning Committee/Staff (Free)
Which days are you planning to attend? (Required)
All 3 days (Free)
Monday only (Free)
Tuesday only (Free)
Wednesday only (Free)
Monday and Tuesday (Free)
Monday and Wednesday (Free)
Tuesday and Wednesday (Free)
Conference supplied meals will be self serve with a variety of options. Do you require: (Optional)
Vegetarian Option (Free)
Gluten Free Option (Free)
Regular meals are fine (Free)


Lodging in Springfield
For a list of area hotels near the UIS campus, please click on the above link.
2013 On The Front Lines Scholarship Recipients
Forty-one scholarships were awarded to attend the 2013 OTFL Conference. A huge congratulations to all recipients.
The final agenda will be available for conference goers at the registration desk.

Keynote Speaker Slides: Michael Stephens, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries

Speaker Slides: Michael Stephens, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
What Trends and Technologies are Impacting Library Service?

On the Front Lines Exit Survey will be available for comments until September 6, 2013.

A bank of computers will be available during the conference for participants to check email.

Payment Options
The $15 per person registration fee includes all programs during the three-day conference, content and materials as well as conference supplied meals. Checks or major credit cards will be accepted for payment.

Upon registration, a confirmation will be emailed to you. Please use that email confirmation as your invoice.

If paying by check, to assure payment is properly applied to your registration:
• If the check covers one person, submit a copy of the L2 confirmation with your check payment.
• If the check covers multiple registrations, please include the names of ALL registrants the check pays for.
Include this number with your check payment: 4-301126-967000-305300-967006.
• Make your check payable to University of Illinois Springfield and mail to:

University of Illinois Springfield
Bursar, PAC 184
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703-5407

Credit card payments are also accepted.

Registration closes on Friday, July 22, 2013.

Funding for this grant project was awarded from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Categories: Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation, Collection Development/Management, Customer Service, Delivery, Diversity, Interlibrary Loan, Readers Advisory, Reference, Serials, Technical Services, Technology, Youth, Young Adult and School Services

This event is sponsored by Illinois State Library.

Event listed by: Chicago Public Library System, Illinois Heartland Library System and Reaching Across Illinois Library System

Last day to cancel registrations is: 8/2/2013

Questions? Please contact Ms. Gwen A. Harrison.

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