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Sparks Podcast Episode 35: "My Library Is ..." School Grants

Audio: RAILS Executive Director Deirdre Brennan talks with Heather Perhach (CUSD #5 in Streator), Andrea Perrin (CCSD #50 in Gurnee), and Emily Porter (CCSD #299 in Chicago), who have all received My Library Is… grants for their school libraries. Each is working on projects that focus on equity,...
Deirdre Brennan, Andrea Perrin, Emily Porter, and Heather Perhach.
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Sparks Podcast Episode 34: Highwood Public Library

RAILS Executive Director Deirdre Brennan talks with Carmen Patlan, Executive Director of Highwood Public Library, about winning the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This podcast provides an excellent example of what a small library with very limited resources can do to make a...
Deirdre Brennan and Carmen Patlan
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Sparks Podcast Episode 31: Fox River Grove Public Library

RAILS Executive Director Deirdre Brennan talks with Fox River Grove Public Library District Director Nicole Steeves about the videos her library made after being awarded a My Library Is... Grant . Nicole talks about how their videos came together and she provides great, specific tips for libraries...
Deirdre Brennan and Nicole Steeves
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Sparks Podcast Episode 28: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Audio file: Video file: RAILS Executive Director Deirdre Brennan talks with Assistant Library Director Teri Campbell from Evanston Public Library, Preschool Outreach Librarian Emily Conradt from St. Charles Public Library District, and Community Engagement Manager Nancy Kim Phillips from Skokie...
Deirdre Brennan, Teri Campbell, Emily Conradt, and Nancy Kim Phillips.

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