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RAILS CE Archives: Over 150 Training Opportunities for Staff

RAILS would like to remind members of our vast array of free, recorded webinars and workshops available through the RAILS CE Archives. At a time when many libraries may require staff to work from home for the foreseeable future, engaging in staff learning may be an excellent option for...
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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...
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My Library Is... Grant Deadline Extended to May 22

Applications for the Spring 2020 funding cycle of the My Library Is... grant have been extended to Friday, May 22, 2020 . The RAILS My Library Is... Grant program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support for...
My Library Is.. Campaign.

Library Operations Assistant

Full Time
Special Library
Summary The Library Operations Assistant works as part of a collaborative Law Library team. The Assistant will support all facets of print and electronic material management by cross training with Operations team members, and will support library services, internally and externally, through various...

Senior Information Scientist

Full Time
Special Library
Competitive salary and benefits
With annual sales of $15 billion, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. Our 49,000 associates help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier by delivering critical insights and innovative solutions to help...

RAILS Board Nomination Form - Spring 2020

State why you are interested in serving on the RAILS Board of Directors (100 words or less).
Brief summary (200 words or less) of any experience that is directly relevant to the RAILS Board position (board service, work with other libraries, etc.).

Thank you for your interest in serving on the RAILS Board.

Member Meetups

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:


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