RAILS and Service to the Unserved (Draft Plan)

The RAILS Strategic Plan supports access to information for all, including the approximately 1 million Illinois residents who do not currently have access to public library service. The draft plan below outlines some of the activities RAILS, in cooperation with the Illinois State Library and other stakeholders, is undertaking to address this issue.

[This draft plan was presented to the RAILS Board of Directors at its November 2016 meeting.]

Health Science Librarians of Illinois

HSLI sponsors and supports activities which promote and develop health science library services in Illinois. Our members promote health literacy by providing reputable health related resources to Illinois health care providers and consumers through resource sharing of library collections through interlibrary loan, training in selection of and access to health related resources, and collaborative reference initiatives to respond to provider and consumer health questions.

Community Engagement Group

The Community Engagement group invites participation from professional and support staff working in libraries with the intention of connecting libraries, residents and community partners to bring about positive change. Whether you've been trained in the Harwood Institute's Turning Outward approach or are just starting to explore the idea of community partnerships, join us to share your goals, successes, and ideas for connecting with your community.


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