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  • Vote in the RAILS Board Election by Friday, May 24

    This is the final week to vote in the 2024 RAILS Board Election. As a representative of a RAILS member library, your vote matters! Each year, RAILS member libraries cast their ballots to help determine our governing board. Voting ends on Friday, May 24, 5 p.m. Central. Each RAILS member library...

  • RAILS Minute - May 23, 2024

    Dan and Monica talk all things digital accessibility in this month's episode, including an overview of our new Pulse Page, a continuing education opportunity on June 12, and the rescheduled RAILS Member Update. Relevant Links: Digital Accessibility Pulse Page RAILS Member Update, June 6 The Modern...

  • 2024 Illinois Library Laws & Rules Book Now Available

    RAILS is now offering copies of the 2024 Illinois Library Laws & Rules book. This essential compilation includes all current laws and rules affecting library service in Illinois. The purchase price of $25 includes the book and flash drive. Visit the Deals & Discounts web page of the RAILS website...

  • RAILS Member Update Rescheduled for 6/6

    We welcome staff at all levels from all types of RAILS libraries (academic, public, school, and specialized) to join the RAILS Member Update on Thursday, June 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Zoom. This event was originally planned for Wednesday, May 8, but had to be postponed. Topics will include a...

  • Library Technical Assistant Survey

    Illinois Central College has a Library Technical Assistant program and would like to understand if employers require or prefer candidates to have this credential when they apply for library positions in your organization. Please take this very short survey to let us know what's happening in your...

  • Tri-County Libraries Summer Library Crawl

    Tri-County Libraries Join Together for a Summer-Long Library Crawl The Carlock Public Library, Chatsworth Area Library, Chenoa Public Library, Dominy Memorial Library, El Paso Public Library, Eureka Public Library, Filger Public Library, Flanagan Public Library District, Forrest Public Library...

  • My Library Is...Supporting Student Creativity

    From the My Library Is ... Blog: The Kemper Room is an exhibition space located on the upper level of the Paul V. Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Over the years it has been a place for campus partners to showcase an eclectic assortment of work: German airbrushed ceramics...

  • Go Online with your LTA at JJC this Summer

    It is not too late to register for LTA 206 - Children's Library Services which begins Monday, May 20. You can do a normal 16 week semester course in our 6 week online summer session. Join instructor Jennifer Bromann-Bender to explore programming, services, publicity, and projects aimed at the...

  • Palatine Library District Names New Assistant Director

    Palatine Library District is happy to announce the promotion of Susan Conner to Assistant Director after the position was vacated by Melissa Gardner, who was promoted to Executive Director starting in July 2024. Conner has been the Technology Manager at Palatine Library for the past eight years and...

  • Voting Open for 2024 RAILS Board Election

    Voting is open for the 2024 RAILS Board Election until Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5 p.m. There are 10 candidates running for two open at-large seats and seven candidates running for three open public library trustee seats. Each RAILS member library agency may cast only one ballot. A library agency is...

  • Inclusive Classroom Libraries

    Are you looking to make your classroom library or storytimes more inclusive and diverse? This workshop is for educators and librarians who work with preschoolers – 8th grade and will focus on diversity in youth literature, book lists with culturally relevant texts, and resources for locating diverse...