RAILS will use this Pulse Page to keep our members informed about the latest developments with COVID-19.
Ensuring a high vaccination rate is important to our state and our nation. We created a vaccine education toolkit for you to help increase vaccine confidence in your communities.
Vaccine Education Toolkit
The Latest News
RAILS & RAILS Libraries
Pandemic challenges and learning outcomes from RAILS. OCLC article with Monica Harris, RAILS Associate Executive Director (December 2021)
RAILS COVID-19 Safety Procedures (3/2/22)
RAILS COVID-19 Vaccination Procedures (10/22/21)
RAILS COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy (10/22/21)
FAQ Masks and Vaccines in the Bridge Phase
This FAQ about current masking best practice was compiled with help from Ancel Glink about library responses during the Bridge Phase (updated 6/2/21)
RAILS Ends Delivery Quarantine Requirement
The decision to reduce quarantine time for RAILS delivery is based on the information below.
Current Library Reopening Status Survey:
RAILS wants to help members keep up-to-date on other libraries' reopening plans. We will provide a reporting tool and service area map for you to review results and compare peer libraries beginning July 1. If/when your service offerings change, please fill out this form again. Only your most up-to-date information will display in the results.
RAILS Delivery FAQ (updated 10/26/20)
RAILS members with delivery questions/concerns can email email@example.com. Send your message from the email address used for your Library Learning (L2) account to have it routed to the correct RAILS service center.
- RAILS (updated 8/26/20) Guidelines for Libraries Considering Curbside Service and/or Phased Reopening
- Initial guidance from RAILS' attorney on modified Stay at Home Order. This information is based on limited information that we will update once the final order is released. (4/24/20)
- The RAILS Burr Ridge service center will be closed until further notice. RAILS staff are working remotely. Find contact information for RAILS staff.