In this week's episode: RAILS re-opening survey results and six libraries are awarded grants to join shared catalogs.
What's New at RAILS
The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) awarded grants to six libraries in northern and central Illinois to join shared catalogs, including: $32,985.95 for Glenside Public Library District to join SWAN; $37,865.00 for Grayslake Area Public Library District to join CCS; $8,846.00 for Lostant Community Library to join PrairieCat; $45,965.00 for Palatine Public Library District to join CCS; $32,755.93 for Roselle Public Library District to join SWAN; and $23,668.28 for Warrenville Public Library District to join SWAN.
Please join RAILS in welcoming our newest member, The Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW), located in Chicago, IL. ICSW offers graduate work in the fields of clinical social work and counseling. The library is returning as a member of the system after withdrawing in 2013. Until recently, the institute was co-located with Robert Morris University, which recently merged with Roosevelt University.
Libraries have two weeks left to apply for a My Library Is… Grant!
This program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support. Libraries - working alone or with partner organizations - can apply for up to $5,000. Any type of RAILS library – academic, public, school, or special – is eligible to apply for these funds.
This page was last updated on June 25, 2020.
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