Sparks Podcast Episode 35: "My Library Is ..." School Grants

Audio: RAILS Executive Director Deirdre Brennan talks with Heather Perhach (CUSD #5 in Streator), Andrea Perrin (CCSD #50 in Gurnee), and Emily Porter (CCSD #299 in Chicago), who have all received My Library Is… grants for their school libraries. Each is working on projects that focus on equity,...
Deirdre Brennan, Andrea Perrin, Emily Porter, and Heather Perhach.

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.
News from RAILS

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

Library Circulation Assistant (PT)

Part Time
School Library
Reporting to the Student Technology and Library Services Manager, the Library Circulation Assistant provides basic circulation services and support for the campus libraries. Perform basic circulation services including charging and discharging items, registering users, routing intercampus requests...

Library Clerk

Full Time
School Library
Deadline Date: 
Friday, July 15, 2022
Duties Employee will assist students and staff in all areas of library operations. Employee will, on an ongoing basis throughout the school day, greet and monitor students entering and leaving the library (i.e., checking passes, reminding students to sign in and out, asking students the purpose of...
News from RAILS

RAILS Welcomes Creve Coeur School District 76

Please join RAILS in welcoming our newest member, Creve Coeur School District 76 . The district has a total enrollment of 473 students. The district has one school with a staffed library, Parkview Middle School. The other school in the district, LaSalle Elementary School is located right across the...
Parkview Middle School.


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