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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 Welcomes Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

Please join RAILS in welcoming our newest member, Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center Library . The Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center is an Illinois Department of Corrections facility. The main objective of the center is to "build valuable life skills and prepare offenders for reentry into...
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RAILS Invites Libraries to Participate in the #CollectionChallenge

RAILS is inviting libraries to participate in a new social media challenge to share unique items in their collections. The #CollectionChallenge is a series of prompts intended to get libraries having fun and competing. Using Twitter and Instagram, libraries can share photos/videos of their items...
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Join the RAILS Board!

RAILS invites nominations for the following positions on our board: Two at-large representatives (to be filled by individuals representing any type of RAILS library – academic, public, school, or specialized) Two people currently serving on the library board of trustees of a RAILS public library...


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