Congratulations to the winners of the recent RAILS Board election:
- Karen Stott Bersche
- Nann Blaine Hilyard
Public Library Trustee Seats
- Mary Soucie
- Margery "Mardie" Tuttle
Special Library Seat
- Laura Turner
Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) NFP LLSAP members attended a cataloging workshop on Wednesday, May 1 at the Chenoa Public Library District. The laptops and projection screen used during the workshop were purchased with the Eliminate the Digital Divide grant funds received by the Chenoa Public Library District in 2012.
Seven staff members from four public libraries that belong to the Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) NFP LLSAP attended a cataloging workshop on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Chenoa Public Library District. The laptops and projection screen used during the workshop were purchased with the Eliminate the Digital Divide grant funds received by the Chenoa Public Library District in 2012. This grant was made possible by the Illinois State Library and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Workshop attendees learned how to use the bibliographic utility OCLC Connexion Client to find catalog records to load into the RSA integrated library system. The catalog records help library patrons access materials in the RSAcat Discovery Search catalog. RSA thanks everyone who attended and extends special thanks to Sheryl Siebert, Director of Chenoa Public Library District, for hosting this workshop.
RSA is one of four RAILS LLSAPs (MAGIC, PrairieCat, RSA, and SWAN) that serve nearly two million registered Illinois library users. More information can be found at: http://www.railslibraries.info/catalogs. For more information on RAILS LLSAPs, see the Benefits of LLSAP Membership flyer.
Pictured above: Cataloging workshop attendees from RSA member libraries at the Chenoa Public Library District. Left to right: Brenda Peden (Towanda District Library), Erica Laughlin (RSA NFP Cataloging and Database Administrator), Debbie Oakland (Dominy Memorial Library), Sheryl Siebert (Chenoa Public Library District), Ellen Odum (Chenoa Public Library District), Juan Bravo (Chenoa Public Library District), Jackie Reineke (Pontiac Public Library), and Karen Stott Bersche (Towanda District Library and RAILS Board member).
Photo and article courtesy of Erica Laughlin, RSA.
Attention RAILS members in the Galena area and beyond!
Executive Director Dee Brennan will be meeting with RAILS members at the Galena Public Library on Friday, May 17. RAILS members from all types of libraries are invited to share their feedback about RAILS and to network with other colleagues. To register and view other dates and locations for these meetings, see: http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=15359.
Pictured: Dee Brennan listens to RAILS members from the East Peoria area. Photo courtesy of Kendal Orrison.