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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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Six Libraries to Join Shared Catalogs: Patrons Benefit

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...
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RAILS Welcomes The Institute for Clinical Social Work as New Member

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...
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RAILS Tournament of Polls: Summer Vacation Reads

RAILS is excited to announce our first tournament of polls: summer vacations reads! We've created a bracket (see attached) and each day on Facebook we'll be running two polls. Thank you to everyone who submitted title suggestions. Below is a voting schedule. Make your voice heard. Voting started...

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