Reference Association of South Suburban Libraries


RASSL, Reference Association of South Suburban Libraries, is a forum for Reference Librarians & staff in the southern suburbs of Chicago and provides various opportunities for increasing knowledge, sharing information, networking with colleagues, and supporting fellow librarians.

Among the group's many activities are hosting speakers on various topics related to reference work, conducting field trips to area cultural and educational institutions, and collaborating with other library networking groups.

RASSL members submit a $10.00 annual fee. This allows anyone from the participating library to attend RASSL events.


2018-2019 RASSL Officers:

Anna Wassenaar--President--Evergreen Park Public Library

Jessica Rock--Vice President--Palos Park Public Library

Donna Dukes-- Secretary--Acorn Public Library District

Chris Buetow--Treasurer--South Holland Public Library



RASSL meetings follow the schedule below:


10:00AM-Business Meeting



2018-2019 RASSL meetings will take place as follows:

Cultivating a Neurodiverse Workforce

Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 9:30AM

Acorn Public Library District

15624 Central Avenue

Oak Forest, IL 60452


Greater Chicago Food Depository Meal Programs

Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 9:30AM

Palos Park Public Library

12330 Forest Glen Boulevard

Palos Park, IL 60464


Networking Meeting

Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 9:30AM

Matteson Area Public Library District

801 School Avenue

Matteson, IL 60443


Library Types: 
Collection Development
Customer Service
Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing
Library Programming
Readers Advisory
Geographical Area: 
Burr Ridge