Youth Services Managers from RAILS public libraries meet every other month to discuss relevant topics. NYM meetings are located in north-east Illinois, but all Youth Services Managers are welcome to attend.
The teen/young adult librarians from the former DuPage Library System (DLS) libraries meet every three months to discuss programming, young adult novels and issues related to teen services. We meet at various Illinois libraries in the former DLS area. Any interested young adult librarians are welcome to attend.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/411394192392249/
This group is for teen librarians and those that work with teens. We provide opportunities for sharing ideas, concerns, and success stories with respect to all areas of service to young adults, and have recently begun collaborating to bring our teen patrons some great larger scale programming (like the inter-library Hunger Games) . We meet 4 times per year in person at various libraries in the Illinois (former) Metropolitan Library System in Chicago-land. Feel free to join our google group if you would like more information.
Circulation Managers from North Suburban Public Libraries meet quarterly to discuss topics of mutual interest, circulation policies and procedures, resource sharing, technology, and to bring members up-to-date on happenings at their libraries. All RAILS Circulation Managers are welcome to attend and everyone is encouraged to add topics to the agenda.
Anyone engaged in marketing, PR, and graphics efforts for their library is encouraged to join us. The group determines the topics to be addressed at our (usually) bi-monthly meetings, which rotate around the Chicago suburban area. We have an active Facebook group. Search for RAILS and ILA Marketing Group and ask to join.
Join us for our quarterly RAILS Assistant Directors networking group meeting, for anyone at a RAILS library working in an Assistant Director or similar position. Administrators from all library types are welcome.
Meetings are typically in the morning on the third or fourth Friday of January, April, July and October. Specific dates and locations are posted to L2.