RAILS Member Meetups are in-person networking events that are held around the RAILS service area. These events are a chance for members to swap ideas and discuss the issues facing their libraries. Any library staff from any Illinois library is encouraged to attend and participate.
Host a meetup
Interested in hosting a meetup? There are a few things to know:
To prepare for a RAILS member meetup, RAILS staff will:
RAILS Online Roundtables are hour-long forums hosted on a specific topic. Online roundtables emphasis peer-to-peer learning and the sharing of best practices in libraries. These forums are held via Zoom online meeting software.
The forum will feature a brief presentation by one or more presenters followed by an online chat discussion. Any library staff from any Illinois library is encouraged to attend and participate. All online roundtables are archived for later viewing.
We are a group of School Services Librarians serving grades K-12. Meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of every other month during the school year. We begin at 9:15 a.m. with coffee and conversation. The discussion portion runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon.