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RAILS Receives Census Grant from Pritzker Administration

The Pritzker Administration and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) awarded RAILS with a $750,000 grant to encourage full participation in Census 2020 throughout the state. This grant is focused on increasing the self-response rate of historically Hard-To-Count communities. Upon...
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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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Applications Now Open for RAILS My Library Is... Grant

The RAILS My Library Is... Grant program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support for all types of libraries. Libraries, working alone or with partner organizations, can apply for up to $5,000. RAILS is...
My Library Is... Campaign
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RAILS Selects Four Projects for My Library Is... Grants

The Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS) announced that four projects have been selected to receive My Library Is… Grants. These grants provide an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support for all types of...
My Library Is... Campaign.
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Subscription Issues with RAILS Email Lists

Email lists hosted by RAILS, which were affected by our network outage on December 18, have been restored, though it's possible that some list subscriptions have fallen through the cracks. You can check on your subscriptions to many of our email lists by logging into the RAILS website and visiting...

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