RAILS' Activities at ISLMA Conference

Be sure to connect with RAILS at the Illinois School Library Media Association's (ISLMA's) 2016 Conference (November 3 - 5) at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

Visit RAILS Exhibit Booth #406

Stop by to learn more about the programs and services RAILS offers to our school library members. You can also find out more about the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center (ITBOC) at the RAILS booth. ITBOC offers services for children and adults who can't read standard print due to a physical or visual disability.

Exhibit Hours are:

  • Thursday, November 3, 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, November 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 4

eRead Illinois and BiblioBoard Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

RAILS Booth #406

Learn about the eRead Illinois program and the new BiblioBoard project. Natalie DeJonghe, E-Book Trainer/Coordinator, will tell you what you need to know.

Connect with RAILS at the following programs:

"eRead Marketing Magic: Best Practices for Connecting Kids to E-books"
4 - 5 p.m.
North Pavilion 1

Presenter: Natalie DeJonghe, E-Book Trainer/Coordinator

Best practices for connecting children to e-book will be shared.

"System Membership Standards and School Libraries"
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
North Pavilion 4

Dee Brennan, RAILS Executive Director
Mary Jo Matousek, Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102 (Meridian Middle School)
Veronda Pitchford, RAILS Director of Membership Development and Resource Sharing

The program will offer information about the RAILS draft membership standards and the opportunity to provide feedback on the impact of the standards and the implementation plans.

"Stop Spending Money on Replacing Damaged Books: Easy Tips on How to Repair Books
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Samuel Tinley Room

Presenter: Amanda Musacchio, RAILS Resource Sharing Specialist

Save your library budget for buying new materials! Learn how to properly repair your books to extend their life. Please bring any books from your collection that are in need of repair. This will be a hands-on training exercise.

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