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IMLS Funding: Continued Advocacy Efforts Required

House Appropriations Subcommittee Votes to Recommend Level Funding for FY2018 July 17, 2017 Since President Trump announced that he wanted to eliminate IMLS and federal funding for libraries in May, all of us have been communicating with our members of Congress about the value of libraries. Last...
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RAILS Annual Report

A review of RAILS' 2015 calendar year highlights is now available. You will also learn more about the programs/services that RAILS continues to offer all member libraries (academic, public, school, and special). A print version of the report is available as well. If you have any questions, contact...
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RAILS Reduces Delivery Quarantine Requirement to 24 Hours

RAILS is reducing the quarantine requirement for materials moving through delivery to 24 hours effective Wednesday, February 24. The latest research shows that COVID-19 mainly spreads through respiratory droplets in the air. While some studies have shown that the virus stays alive on surfaces, they...
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RAILS Re-Launches Elders of the Internet Video

February 14 is #LibraryLoversDay, and it is the first anniversary of the launch of our Elders of the Internet video, featuring Nick Offerman. Just a few weeks after launch, the world got a bit sidetracked with the novel coronavirus, so we are relaunching the video with a new media kit to assist you...
Elders of the Internet Video featuring Nick Offerman.
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Get a Head Start! Certification Starts February 15

All RAILS members must complete certification to continue to receive RAILS services and Illinois State Library (ISL) grants. The 2021 annual library online certification process runs from February 15 to May 15. Certification will be done through L2, and libraries will no longer need a separate...


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