RAILS Member Announcements

New Fast Facts Survey: Time Clocks

I have posted a new Fast Facts survey that I'm inviting the people on this list to answer:

Time Clocks

"My library is considering using a time clock, and I need help finding one that works well but is not very expensive."

Please respond to my questions by visiting the list of Fast Facts surveys on the RAILS website, at http://www.railslibraries.info/fast-facts/list (Login required.)

Thank you.

Mary VanSwol
mvanswol [at] sslic [dot] net
Park Forest Public Library

Design Institute: The New Face of the Library

Design Institute: The New Face of the Library will be held Friday, May 16, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library, this newest installment of the highly acclaimed library building and design event will bring you the latest design thinking to insure that your libraries remain vital community learning and gathering spaces.

Come together with librarians, architects, and vendors to explore topics such as sustainable operations and building, flexible space and maker spaces, co-location and urban renewal, and much more. Whether you’re renovating, retrofitting, or building anew, whatever your budget, you’ll find ideas, information, and inspiration.

This full-day event provides expert panel discussions with librarians and architects on pressing topics and trends in library space and design as well as a special panel focusing on the latest product offerings. Attendees have hands on time in a small group architect-led breakout session dealing with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by fellow attendees. There will also be plenty of face time and networking opportunities with architects, furniture and equipment vendors, and colleagues.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take an optional tour of area libraries hosted by Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County libraries on May 15 from noon - 5 p.m. preceding the May 16 seminar (details to come/registrants will be alerted by email).

Admission is free but space is limited, so sign up today! Registration is open only to librarians and their city planners.

Register at: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/designinstitute/register.

3 reference titles

Available
Free

The following are now available:

  1. Federal Criminal Code and Rules, 2013 ed.
  2. Headquarters USA, 2012 ed, 2 vols.
  3. West's Illinois Criminal Law and Procedure, 2013 ed.
Contact
Name: 
Kristin Schultz
Email: 
schultzk [at] bellwoodlibrary [dot] org
Library: 
Bellwood Public Library
600 Bohland Ave
Bellwood, IL 60104
Phone: 708-547-7393
Fax: 708-547-9352

Encyclopedia of Kitchen History

Available
Free

Oak Park Public Library

Contact
Name: 
Rashmi Swain
Email: 
Rswain969 [at] gmail [dot] com
Library: 
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: 708-452-3470

Gadgets and Necessities: an encyclopedia of household innovations, monograph

Available
Free

Oak Park Public Library

Contact
Name: 
Rashmi Swain
Email: 
Rswain969 [at] gmail [dot] com
Library: 
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL
Phone: 708-452-3470

Encyclopedia of Advertising (pub date: 2003), vol. 1-3

Available
Free

Oak Park Public Library

Contact
Name: 
Rashmi Swain
Email: 
Rswain969 [at] gmail [dot] com
Library: 
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: 708-452-3470

Morton Public Library Celebrates 90 Years

The public and all area librarians are invited to celebrate with Morton Public Library as the celebrate 90 years since the vote to establish the library.  A celebration will take place Wednesday April 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the library, which is located at 315 W Pershing in Morton IL.

For more details, go to  http://www.mortonlibrary.org/library-news-archive-journal/morton-public-librarys-90th-anniversary.html

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine (pub date: 2005), vol. 1-4

Available
Free

Oak Park Public Library

Contact
Name: 
Rashmi Swain
Email: 
Rswain969 [at] gmail [dot] com
Library: 
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: 708-452-3470

The Encyclopedia of Radio (pub date: 2004), vol.1-3

Available
Free

Oak Park Public Library

Contact
Name: 
Rashmi Swain
Email: 
Rswain969 [at] gmail [dot] com
Library: 
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: 708-452-3470

Giveaway

Available
Free

Bedford Park Public Library has the following items for giveaway.   Please respond by Wednesday, April 23, 2014 to bplib [at] bplib [dot] net

1.  2013 Illinois Attorney's/Secretary's Handbook - 25th Edition

2.  Council of State Governments - State Directory - Directory 1 Elective Officials 2013

3.  Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources - 30th Edition - Volumes 1 & 2

4.  Fuel Economy Guide - Model Year 2013 - (2 Copies)

5.  McGraw-Hills National Electrical Code 2011 Handbook

6.  Millers Antiques Handbook & Price Guide - 2012-2013

7.  Street Ratings' Guide to Bond and Money Market Mutual Funds - Fall, 2013

8.  Street Ratings' Guide to Exchange Traded Funds - Winter 2012-2013

9.  Street Ratings' Guide to Stock Mutual Funds - Fall, 2013

10.  Weiss Ratings' Guide to Health Insurers - Spring, 2014

11.  Weiss Ratings' Guide to Life and Annuity Insurers - Winter 2013-2014

12.  World Chamber of Commerce Directory 2013

Contact
Name: 
Deborah Kalafut
Email: 
bplib [at] bplib [dot] net
Library: 
Bedford Park Public Library
7816 W. 65th Place
Bedford Park, IL 60501
Phone: 708-458-6826
Fax: 708-458-9827