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Explore More Illinois Welcomes Museum of Science and Industry

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, the Museum of Science of Industry in Chicago! The Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world is home to more than 400,000 square...
Podcast

Sparks Podcast Episode 40: Career Online High School

RAILS Executive Director Deirdre Brennan talks with Lynn Stainbrook and Leon Smith of Rockford Public library, and Leila Heath of RAILS about Career Online High School, a nationally accredited online high school degree program. Lynn and Leon discuss the program's tremendous success at their library...
Leila Heath , Deirdre Brennan, Lynn Stainbrook, and Leon Smith.
Podcast

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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IMLS Funding: Continued Advocacy Efforts Required

House Appropriations Subcommittee Votes to Recommend Level Funding for FY2018 July 17, 2017 Since President Trump announced that he wanted to eliminate IMLS and federal funding for libraries in May, all of us have been communicating with our members of Congress about the value of libraries. Last...
U.S. Capitol

Public Library Nonresident Card Participation

The board of each public library in RAILS is required by Illinois law to decide annually whether your library will participate in the state's nonresident fee program, and to inform us about the board's action within 30 days. Nothing in the statute or administrative rules requires a public library to participate in the nonresident library card reciprocal borrowing program of a regional library system.

Material Services Assistant Manager

Full Time
Public Library
Deadline Date: 
Friday, December 30, 2022
Salary: 
$56,550 annually/$29. per hour
The Poplar Creek Public Library District is looking for a customer service-oriented experienced cataloger with demonstrated supervisory experience. The position is responsible for assisting in the management of the Material Services Department, including traditional circulation functions, while...

Shelver

Part Time
Public Library
Salary: 
• Starting hourly rate of $15.00.
The Wilmette Public Library is looking for energetic, highly organized and detail-oriented individuals for part-time Shelver positions. These positions will be responsible for sorting, shelving and maintaining order for all relevant library materials including reference books, magazines, picture...

Circulation Assistant

Part Time
Public Library
Salary: 
$15 per hour
A Circulation Assistant is expected to serve library visitors with courtesy, discretion, and a positive attitude. Duties include but are not limited to: -Checks out and discharges materials -Shelves materials -Processes interlibrary deliveries -Registers and renews patrons' privileges -Accepts...

Librarian, Adult Services Department

Full Time
Public Library
Deadline Date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Salary: 
$50,426 annually
The Adult Services team at Elmhurst Public Library seeks an inspired, energetic librarian to join our creative, resourceful team. The right candidate will be passionate about providing exemplary service, meeting information needs, delivering meaningful programming, promoting and facilitating access...

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