The Illinois Library Association
Get involved in your professional organization. As a bonus for attending Reaching Forward, the Illinois Library Association is offering a $25.00 membership rate with an annual renewal rate of $25.00. Please stop by the ILA table to register. Membership fees must be paid on the day of the conference.
It’s not too early to be a sponsor for the 2014 Conference. It will be a special celebration of our 25th anniversary.
Are you interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor? Please contact:
Janet Wigodner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reaching Forward 2013 was underwritten in part by the generous support of the following contributors:
Reaching Forward 2013 welcomed the following exhibitors:
3M Library Systems 3M Library Systems develops, designs and manufactures cutting-edge digital media, circulation management and security solutions. 3M’s promise is to deliver a long term partnership that is built to exceed expectations.
American Library Association The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events and advocacy resources for members, library staff and library users.
Bag Lady/Sheet Lady Sleep in comfort and luxury with soft and wrinkle-free sheets at attractive prices per set! Extra pillowcases also available.
Beijo Bags Beijo Bags offers designer handbags and accessories at affordable prices.
Chasing 4 Life Chasing4Life is an educational organization under the direction of well-known author/educator Eddy Weiss with a vision to change the way America views the issue of disaster preparedness.
College of Lake County, Library Technical Assistant Program Explore a career as a Library Technical Assistant with the College of Lake County.
Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science Dominican University’s GSLIS offers ALA-accredited MLIS, doctoral and certificate programs and school library media certification.
Fine Jewelry by Karen. Visit Fine Jewelry by Karen for beautiful sterling and mother-of-pearl jewelry.
Illinois Library Association ILA is the voice for Illinois libraries and the millions who depend on them. It provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services in Illinois and for the library community in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
Illinois Network of Talking Book Centers, Illinois State Library Illinois Network of Talking Book Centers provide a full range of library services and resources to individuals with print impairments as well as to organizations that serve them.
Incredible Bats! Incredible Bats! gives educational multi-media presentations on the appreciation and conservation of bats. Presentations include two species of life fruit bats. Incredible Bats! are licensed USDA exhibitors.
Joliet Junior College Learn about Joliet Junior College’s LTA Certificate Program.
Just Jewelry & More. A large variety of amazing and affordable sterling silver, amber, semi-precious stone and fashion jewelry including over 100 necklace-earing sets! Phone: 312-372-2270
LACONI: Circulation Services Section (Sponsor) LACONI Circulation Services Section provides opportunities for continuing education, networking and cooperation among library staff in public, academic and private libraries.
Lar-Cyn Design & Co. Lar-Cyn Design offers a patented new type of easel/display stand.
LovingLeigh Yours, Inc. LovingLeigh Yours offers handcrafted and custom picture frames and quote plaques.
Lynn’s Alphabet Photography. This exhibitor provides customized alphabet photography as well as professional videography/editing services for weddings, documentaries, promos, corporate events, concerts, music videos, sporting events and more.
Management Association The Management Association provides HR support, employer-centric legal services, comprehensive compensation surveys, and unique training opportunities to over 1000 member companies and organizations. Members utilize The Management Association as an additional HR staff resource. The association offers practical assistance and advice in this complex and challenging employment landscape.
The Nut and Candy House The Nut and Candy House sells packaged candy and nuts.
Outsource Solutions Group Outsource Solutions Group provides managed IT services for small to medium sized businesses.
Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) RAILS serves more than 1,500 academic, public, school, and special library members in northern and western Illinois. RAILS provides delivery service, technology support for shared online catalogs, and Talking Book Services. In addition, RAILS offers a variety of online forums for members to share information by topic and by region. Visit the RAILS community at www.railslibraries.info/community. Subscribe to RAILS E-News and other communications at www.railslibraries.info/subscribe.
Sikich (Sponsor) Realize your organizational goals through the one-of-a-kind solutions Sikich, a leading accounting, advisory, technology and managed services firm, brings to your unique challenges and needs.
TBS: Today’s Business Solutions, Inc (Sponsor) TBS is a software and hardware solutions provider specializing in the Public Library and Higher Education markets. TBS provides BOOKSCAN Stations, Print Management, PC-Reservation, Web-Based Printing Portals as well as a full line of payment devices.
University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science Founded in 1893, GSLIS helped establish and develop the methods used in the field of LIS. Today GSLIS offers students the opportunity to earn LIS degrees and participate in professional and continuing education courses at a premier institution, consistently named the top LIS school in the nation.
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library & Information Studies The University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS offers both an Online and On-campus option for obtaining your Master’s degree. SLIS offers students: rigorous education from a highly ranked program with excellent career services and strong placement rates; learning in a supportive community with small class sizes, accessible instructors, and individual attention; and a required field-placement that provides students real world experience to hit the ground running upon graduation.
WebJunction Illinois WebJunction Illinois is a LSTA grant-funded project in their sixth year, serving the Illinois library community by offering more than 350 self-paced online courses on topics like library basics, customer service, software and more. In addition, WebJunction offers advanced registration to two webinars each month discussing trends and changes impacting library services and patron needs. Courses and webinars are free to members.