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2018 Serving With A Purpose

Event Type: Conference
Date: 5/2/2018
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM

A gathering for California Friends, Trustees, Foundations, Volunteer Leaders and the staff who support them!

Our theme for 2018: Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Scott Farthing

◾Dr. Scott Farthing is currently Director of Choral and Vocal Music and Professor of Music at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. Dr. Farthing has recently composed works for the Heartland Men's Chorus, St. Louis Women's Chorale, the National ACDA Junior-High Honor Choir, and the Kansas City Children's Chorus. In addition to conducting and composing, he continues working on collaborative projects with the Theatre and Dance Departments and has directed productions including Legally Blonde, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Godspell, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors and many more. These collective experiences have provided him with innumerable team work lessons over the years and he will be sharing these with us so we can apply them to our own groups and work experiences.

◾Author Sue Halpern
Sue Halpern is the author of “A Dog Walked Into A Nursing Home”. Her journalism and criticism have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Times magazine, The New York Review of Books, and Conde Nast Traveler, among many other publications. She is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, where she runs the Narrative Journalism Fellowship. She was a Rhodes Scholar and a Guggenheim fellow and is married to the writer and activist Bill McKibben. Her newest book, “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” takes an observant look at contemporary life and its refugees. Halpern’s novel is an unforgettable tale of family...the kind you come from and the kind you create. This book is already getting rave reviews and is listed on many “must-read” lists!

There will be a continental breakfast once again. Your registration also includes a sit-down catered lunch. Please be sure to indicate if you have dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten-free or vegan.

Feb – April 1: $35.00 per person
April 2 – April 24: $50.00 per person
April 25 – May 2: $60.00 per person

Be a 2018 table sponsor and show your support of this annual conference!
Thank you to Riverside City, Riverside County, Rancho Cucamonga, Mission Viejo, Alta Dena, Whittier and Ontario City Libraries for being table sponsors in 2017!

Your organization can purchase a Table Sponsorship for $600. Your sponsorship will include 8 registrations, special acknowledgement in conference PR, program and during the welcome, 8 copies of author’s newest novel, an exclusive afternoon treat and premium table placement in main conference area and at lunch.

No new registrations accepted at the door.

Please note that the amount due must match the above time frames. Be sure to pay on time or you will be charged the next higher rate.

Please make checks payable ILS and mail to:

Inland Library System
555 W. 6th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410

Visa and Master Card accepted.

Please call Linda Anderson: 909-453-9563 or email:
• All materials are included. Please be sure to indicate if you require a vegetarian meal or other dietary request.

• Conference check-in begins at 8:30 am.

• Hotel accommodations: Holiday Inn Ontario Airport 2155 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764

Special Rate is $129.00 and includes a buffet breakfast. Here is link to reserve a specially priced room:
Holiday Inn.

Library: Serving With A Purpose
Location: The Ontario Convention Center 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
Registration Ends: 4/28/2018 at 9:00 PM
Other Information:

Please give us advance notice if you are not able to attend after all to allow others on the waiting list to attend. Thank you.

Sorry, no refunds.
If your organization needs an invoice in order to process payments or to pay by credit card, please contact Linda Anderson at or call 909-453-9563

Please request invoices as early as possible to allow time for your organization/city to process and send.

If you have any questions, would like to sponsor a table or need to make special arrangements, please contact Shawn or Robin.

Contact: Shawn Thrasher
Contact Number: 909-395-2204

Contact: Robin Hoklotubbe

Contact: Erica Vong,
Contact Number: 650-349-5538
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST Give 7 day Cancellation Notice to Allow Others on the Waiting List to Attend.

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