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  • NILRC Professional Development Webinar April 4

    The NILRC Professional Development Committee is sponsoring this informative webinar on April 4 at 10 am. Enhancing Information Literacy Instruction through Algorithmic Awareness Recent research demonstrates that students need ways to connect information literacy skills learned in the classroom with...

  • Fox River Grove Library Hosts Open Office Hours for U.S. Representative

    FOX RIVER GROVE, IL – Fox River Grove Public Library District is excited to announce that it will be hosting regular office hours for Illinois’ 9th Congressional District, starting Monday, March 13, 2023. The Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave, Fox River Grove, IL, will host bimonthly...

  • RAILS Minute - March 10, 2023

    Dan Bostrom sits down with Executive Director Monica Harris to discuss the latest Member Update, her upcoming meet and greet tour, what to expect from our new website, and some important deadlines coming up for RAILS members. For more information on the topics discussed: February 28, 2023 Member...

  • Explore More Illinois Spotlights American Writers Museum

    Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, spotlights attraction, American Writers Museum in Chicago! The American Writers Museum is an interactive playground for literature lovers who want to learn more about their favorite writers and...

  • CANCELED: NILRC Professional Development Webinar March 7

    Greetings! Due to unforeseen circumstances, the NILRC Professional Development Webinar on Vision Boards, scheduled for March 7 at 10 am, has been CANCELED! We apologize to those who were looking forward to this event. Our final webinar of the year will be held on April 4 at 10:30 am. Please watch...

  • Upcoming Changes to RAILS Jobs Board

    When the new RAILS website rolls out next month, all listings on the RAILS Jobs Board will need to include the position's pay rate or range in U.S. dollars. There are several reasons to put wage information in posted jobs: It promotes equity in recruiting and hiring. It creates more realistic pay...

  • $40 ALA Exhibit Hall Passes Are Now Available!

    We are pleased to announce that the $40 exhibit guest passes are now available through RAILS' exhibitor portal for ALA Annual! RAILS member libraries can purchase exhibit-only passes for library staff members to visit the exhibit hall at the ALA Annual Conference, June 22–27, in Chicago. ALA Exhibit...

  • Helen Plum Library Announces Move to New Building

    Helen Plum Library is announcing the closure of its current building at 110 W Maple Street in Lombard to relocate to a new facility at 411 S Main Street. The last day to visit the Library at 110 W Maple Street will be Wednesday, March 8. The Library and bookdrops will close to the public at 9pm that...

  • Explore More Illinois Spotlights Chicago Maritime Museum

    Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, spotlights attraction, Chicago Maritime Museum in Chicago! Chicago's history and development stem from its axis at the foot of the Great Lakes. This strategic location gave the city access to the St...

  • Glenview Public Library Launches a New Website

    Glenview Public Library launched a new website earlier this year with an enhanced digital experience encouraging an intuitive discovery of new materials and services. Our new website showcases collections and spotlights offerings with a mobile-friendly design that gives access to Library resources...

  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Helps Kick-off Gail Borden Branch Expansion

    On Monday, February 13, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and other officials helped the Gail Borden Public Library District kick-off the expansion of the Gail Borden Public Library District South Elgin Branch (127 South McLean Blvd., South Elgin, IL 60177). Congressman Krishnamoorthi's support led to...

  • Member Update: Meet Monica Harris and Hear RAILS’ Plans for the Future

    Staff at all levels from all types of RAILS libraries (academic, public, school, and specialized) are welcome at the RAILS Member Update on Tuesday, February 28 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., via Zoom. Monica Harris, RAILS' new Executive Director, will talk about her plans for RAILS moving forward...