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Join the RAILS Board!

RAILS invites nominations for the following positions on our board: Three public library trustees (to be filled by board members at RAILS public libraries) Two at-large representatives (to be filled by individuals representing any type of RAILS library- academic, public, school, or special) Terms...
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Two New Documents to Support RAILS Networking Groups

Networking groups have long played an important part in the RAILS community. As a way to share knowledge and connect with colleagues from other RAILS libraries, these groups help shape policies, programs, and services across library types. RAILS has over 80 official groups in its networking group...
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RAILS & AISLE Award 14 My Library Is… Grants to School Libraries

The Association for Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) and the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS) announced that 14 projects have been selected to receive My Library Is… Grants for School Libraries. Despite announcing 10 possible awards, RAILS and AISLE were able to award all...
My Library Is... Campaign.
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Illinois State Library Annual Certification

CERTIFICATION 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. Using L2 to Complete Certification Libraries complete certification...
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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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