RAILS Member Announcements
RAILS, IHLS, the Illinois State Library, and OCLC are working together to bring Illinois libraries the latest news about the OCLC WorldShare ILL migration.
OCLC WorldShare web-based training sessions will be announced soon for Illinois libraries. The training will begin at the end of May and run through November. Recordings of these sessions will be available to accommodate all work schedules.
If you want to get a head start before the May sessions begin, please visit Getting Started on OCLC's Training on WorldShare interlibrary loan at: https://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/resource-sharing/worldshare-ill.en.html.
Here are two steps that will help all Illinois OCLC libraries prepare for the migration to WorldShare:
OCLC Constant Data Record
1) Please update your library’s constant data records with the correct address fields. OCLC Constant Data Record Updating Tutorial: http://oc.lc/cU4q23.
OCLC Policy Directory
2) Please review the data for your library’s OCLC Policy Directory. If you have not set up policies, now is the time to do so.
If it has been awhile since you have looked at the Policy Directory, please review the information to be sure it still accurately reflects what your library does.
Check out the OCLC Policies Directory Quick Reference (http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/support/resource-sharing/documentation/libpolicies/getstart/policies_ref_card.pdf) guide for assistance in updating the Policy Directory.
Stay tuned to the RAILS E-News WorldShare Watch for information and updates regarding trainings and news about the OCLC WorldShare migration.
7 volumes plus appendix of Times Encyclopedia and Gazetteer. Beautiful set. Free for pickup or will send via delivery. Can send additional pictures, if you'd like.
CCC's Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians helps academic librarians attend industry events and further their professional goals.
We launched the program at the recent Association of College & Research Libraries' ACRL 2013 Conference in Indianapolis providing financial support that allowed four individuals to attend that conference.
We are happy to announce that we are continuing the program this time offering four scholarships to attend the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago.
The Conference Scholarship Program awards up to four grants in the amount of $1,500 per conference. The scholarship can be used towards the cost of conference registration, travel, and other conference related expenses.
To learn more details and apply for CCC's Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians, please visit the program website.
It’s Superhero Week, and our Youth Services Department will be celebrating all week with fun programs for kids. There’s a Superhero Training Course, a Superhero Drawing program, and more. For a complete list of events, check out our website at www.westchicago.lib.il.us.
And be sure to stop by on Saturday, May 4, from 1-3 pm, for Superhero Saturday when we’ll be featuring superhero crafts and free comic books for all participants.
This summer, the more you read the more chances you’ll have to win some great prizes with our summer reading program, “Have Book – Will Travel!” There are programs for all ages. For details, check the website for our “Get Connected” newsletter. The summer reading program will run from June 8 through July 26.
A free cd stand is available from the Peru Public Library. The enameled steel stand is beige/sand in color, 9 feet long, 22 inches wide at the top, expanding to 39 inches at the bottom. It has 4 shelves per side. The upper shelves are 6.5 inches deep, the lower shelves are 7.5 inches, all with dividers allowing face-out cd or dvd storage. The stand holds about 1300 cd cases.
Contact Charm Ruhnke, cnruhnke [at] perulibrary [dot] org for more pictures or to arrange pickup.
Rainbow Printing, a vendor for library patron cards, is coordinating a group order for RAILS member libraries for library cards & card/keytag combinations. Please visit the RAILS vendor discount page for more information on this opportunity and other discounts available to RAILS members:
We’ve been letting you know about each of the upcoming AL Live episodes-- the recently introduced free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries (information and archives at www.americanlibrarieslive.org). But ALA, its divisions and its offices offer many other free webinars and training videos. You can find out more by visiting the ALA website (ala.org) and checking specific division, office, and other pages to see what’s available. Many of the events also offer archives for registrants.