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RAILS Board Election Results

Thanks to all who voted in the May 2019 RAILS Board Election. Successful candidates are: At-Large Seats Scott Pointon , White Oak Library District Selina GomezBeloz , Waukegan Public Library Sarah McHone-Chase , Northern Illinois University (Note: Originally, two at-large seats were available...
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Survey Results: Next Steps with "My Library Is..." Campaign

Thanks to all who completed our recent survey about our My Library Is… campaign. The campaign is designed to help libraries of all types and sizes to prove their value and tell their stories more effectively. We received many requests for this type of assistance during our strategic plan revision...
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"Dreams Take Flight" Video Launched for Library Use

RAILS ' My Library Is... campaign is aimed at helping our member libraries of all sizes and types (academic, public, school, and special) tell their stories more effectively. We've created a video, Dreams Take Flight at Your Library , showing all the library has to offer that can easily be used by...
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RAILS Launches "My Library Is..." Campaign

The RAILS' new My Library Is... campaign aims to help our member libraries of all sizes and types (academic, public, school, and special) tell their stories and promote their value more effectively. This is in direct response to numerous member requests for this assistance during our 2018 strategic...
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Complete RAILS Survey by March 8

RAILS is launching a year-long campaign to help all of our libraries to tell their stories and prove their value more effectively. This is in response to many requests for this type of assistance during our 2018 strategic plan revision process. You can help us help you by giving us more specific...
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RAILS Selects Three Projects for Partnership Grants

RAILS has selected three projects to receive RAILS Partnership Grants. These grants encourage member libraries to work with external partners on innovative programs and services. The three projects are: Evanston Community Dementia Resource Center - Evanston Public Library, Dementia Friendly...
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Happy New Year from RAILS!

Dear RAILS members, On behalf of the RAILS Board and staff, Happy New Year! Thank you so much for all of your dedicated work on behalf of Illinois libraries and users throughout 2018. Looking back over our 2018 accomplishments, I see how many of them came as a result of the collaboration and...
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Email List Software Upgrade

To make our email lists more compatible with libraries' email security configurations, we've upgraded our email list software. If you subscribe to any of the discussion lists that RAILS manages or hosts, the main change you'll notice is that the sender's email address is now on the list messages as...

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