ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY
On the Front Lines Statewide Library Practitioners Conference
The Tenth On the Front Lines Statewide Library Practitioners Conference will be held August 4-6, 2014. 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.
Keynote speakers and approximately 40 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.
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.
The registration fee is $15.00 to attend 1, 2 or 3 days.