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Help Us Help You Get More Support for Your Library

Do you need help demonstrating the value of your library to different stakeholders? Want to know what to say to justify the need for continued/increased library funding or staffing? Would you like to attract new library users? Want advice on how to promote the library's role in identifying fake...
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Participate in a Town Hall to Help Shape the Future Direction of RAILS

Edit October 19: Academic, School, and Specialized Libraries Needed We have received very little feedback so far from academic, school, and specialized libraries , and hope that staff from these libraries will be able to participate in the second round along with their public library colleagues. We...
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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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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata Networking Group & Kick-off Meeting

Would you like to be part of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata Networking Group? The group aims to foster the importance of a shared understanding to create and maintain more equitable, diverse, and inclusive metadata content. Sign up for the mailing list . This group is open to...


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