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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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Census Jobs Available!

The Illinois State Library and the Illinois Complete Count Commission are asking for help from libraries to publicize the availability of census jobs. Libraries can help by posting flyers made available in English and Spanish, linking to census jobs information on websites, in e-newsletters, and on...
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RAILS Hires New Associate Executive Director, Monica Harris

Monica Harris, currently the Executive Director of Schaumburg Township District Library, accepted the position of Associate Executive Director at the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and will begin work in January 2020. She replaces Jane Plass who retired November 15. In her new role...
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Call for Reviewers: Join the My Library Is… Grant Review Team

RAILS is looking for volunteers to review applications for the Fall 2019 My Library Is… Grants . These grants are part of the RAILS My Library Is… campaign. Libraries can apply for up to $5,000 for any project that helps tell the library story. Volunteers must be: Staff from a RAILS member library...
My Library Is... Campaign
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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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