Illinois Library Trustee Forum Workshop February 13

There will be an Illinois Library Trustee Forum Workshop on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 West 22nd St., in Oak Brook. 

Registration includes a full day of programming, a continental breakfast, buffet luncheon, and two breaks.  

Illinois Library Association Member: $135
Non-Member: $160
Register one attendee at the full price and each additional attendee from your institution will receive a $10 registration discount.

Morning Programming

Transparent Government...Without Losing Your Mind:  Tips for Complying with FOIA and OMA
Presented by Rob Bush and Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink
The Sunshine Laws (Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act) are intended to ensure that government operates in a transparent manner. This session will cover the basics of FOIA and OMA, and also provide updates on recent Public Access Counselor opinions, cases and legislative amendments to these laws.  The presenters will discuss how electronic communications (email, text messages, social media) can trigger compliance with these laws, even some communications sent on private devices or from private email accounts. The participants will learn how the Illinois Attorney General has interpreted the “public comment” requirement in the Open Meetings Act, and the type of limitations a library board can place on public comment.  The session will offer guidance on closed sessions, including the topics that can be discussed and the process for going into closed session. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions throughout the session, and to present their “hypothetical” situations during the session.

Afternoon Programming

Legislative Update
An update on what's going on in Springfield and the status of legislation impacting libraries.

Legal Q & A
An attorney will answer your questions about library legal issues. 

Hotel Information 

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
Single/Double Rate: $99, plus tax, per night
Please call 800-228-9290 or 630-573-8555 to make your reservation. 
Reservation must be made by Friday, January 22, to receive the special rate.


More information and registration information can be found on ILA's website.

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