On the Front Lines Statewide Library Practitioners Conference Illinois State Library


The On the Front Lines Statewide Library Practitioners Conference has been suspended until further notice.

The On the Front Lines Statewide Library Practitioners Conference is a three day, biennial conference delivering library education to front line practitioners of public, academic, school and special libraries. The purpose is to equip and enlighten front-line library 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. Topics range from value added customer service, best practices for using the latest technologies, accessing quality resources, staff development and more to improve library services across Illinois.

Archived Webcasts of 2014 Keynote Presentations

The recorded streams of the keynote presentations listed below are courtesy of Instructional Support Services, University of Illinois Springfield.

On the Front Lines is funded in part using Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.