Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White presents a ceremonial check to RAILS at the recent ILA conference. Pictured with Secretary White are: Dee Brennan (left), RAILS Executive Director; and RAILS Board President Kathy Parker (right). Photo courtesy of ILA and Dennis Pryber.
RAILS is holding an online auction to sell surplus items from our former Shorewood location. The auction is now open through Sunday, October 13, at 11:59 p.m. Visit the online auction site at: www.32auctions.com/railsbolingbrook.
The Illinois Library Association Awards Committee selected Karen Odean, retired Director of the Voices of Vision Talking Book Center, as the 2013 winner of the Alexander J. Skrzypek Award. Odean will be honored at an awards ceremony at the October ILA Annual Conference. Pictured: Karen Odean (left) with RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan. In June, Odean was presented with a plaque from the Illinois State Library and Secretary of State's office on her retirement from a long career devoted to library service for persons with visual impairments.
More than 550 RAILS members visited our booth at the ALA conference. Thanks for stopping by!
Pictured (l to r): booth volunteers Sharon Swanson, Jim Kregor, Veronda Pitchford, and Jody Rubel.