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
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Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote!

On this 100th Anniversary of the official certification of the ratification of the 19th amendment - August 26 - please celebrate, investigate, and engage with this historic anniversary. Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, four Illinois libraries and the RAILS library system in a virtual suite of...
A Collaborative Illinois Library Project in Partnership with Jane Addams Hull House

Librarians Serving Homeschool Families (LSH)

The library is traditionally the biggest resource for at home learners. It is vital to foster and grow valuable relationships with the diverse educational members of the community. It is essential that libraries and librarians are responsive to the growing number of parent educators and homeschooled (including e learning/remote learning) youth. This group is for library administrators, librarians and library staff that serve at home, remote and e learners.


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