RAILS Member Announcements

New Fast Facts Survey: Staff Evaluation Software

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

Staff Evaluation form software

"I'm curious what program you and your staff use to complete staff evaluation (word, adobe, etc.) We're currently using InfoPath, but since it won't be supported much longer, we're looking at other options. We've tried MS Word in the past, but found it clunky - there was a significant tradeoff between being able to lock down parts of the form you didn't want anyone to change and being able to effectively spell check. We've experimented with Adobe forms, but text boxes won't print an expanded box if someone writes beyond the initial allotted space. The workaround seems to involve a seperate Adobe program we don't have. We're back to trying Word 2010, which doesn't seem to have the issues its predecessor had, but I'm curious about what other libraries use. "

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.

Alex Todd
atodd [at] phpl [dot] info

RAILS Surplus Inventory of Books

Available
Free

RAILS has posted a list of free surplus inventory of books that need a new home. Books will be distributed on a first-come basis. Please email Jody Rubel, jody [dot] rubel [at] railslibraries [dot] info with the author and title of the books you wish. Deadline to request items, is Wednesday, April 30, 2014. See the attached pdf document for a complete list of books.

Contact
Name: 
Jody Rubel
Email: 
jody [dot] rubel [at] railslibraries [dot] info
Library: 
RAILS
125 Tower Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: 630.734.5137
Fax: 630.734.5050

Career Information Center. c2007. 13 vol.

Taken - No Longer Available
Free

Crestwood Public Library 

Contact
Name: 
Sue Bleskin
Email: 
bleskins [at] crestwoodlibrary [dot] org
Library: 
Crestwood Public Library District
4955 W. 135th Street
Crestwood, IL 60445-1410
Phone: 7083714090
Fax: United States

Children's Literature Review, vols. 1-95

Available
Free

Valuable reference set in excellent condition. Includes cumulative index. Approx. 86 inches of shelf space. Pick up in Princeton, IL.

Contact
Name: 
Paula Morrow
Email: 
pmorrow [at] princetonpl [dot] org
Library: 
Princeton Public Library
698 East Peru Street
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-1331 x 2213

Labels, stickers, and Misc. Stuff

Taken - No Longer Available
Free

Boxes of stickers (sci fi, mythology, fantasy, and others listed), labels, and cards are available from our library to yours! See the image attached for more specifics. Email us with your library's delivery code so we can get these awesome freebies to you as soon as possible.

Contact
Name: 
Wendy
Email: 
wendyh [at] trpld [dot] org
Library: 
Three Rivers Public Library District Channahon, IL

New Fast Facts Survey: ID Requirements for Library Cards

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

ID Requirements for Library Cards

"All about ID requirements for issuing library cards!"

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.

Stephanie Carlile
scarlile [at] northlakelibrary [dot] org
Northlake Public Library District

Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations. c 2013. 2 vol.

Available
Free

Crestwood Public Library Dist.

Contact
Name: 
Sue Bleskin
Email: 
bleskins [at] crestwoodlibrary [dot] org
Library: 
Crestwood Public Library District
4955 W. 135th Street
Crestwood, IL 60445-1410
Phone: 7083714090
Fax: United States

Registration Open for Reaching Forward Conference

Registration is now open for the Reaching Forward Conference!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Registration:
Early Bird (By April 25): $125
Advance (April 26 or later): $150
(includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Registration and more information is available at: www.reachingforward.net.

Reaching Forward is a professional development conference for library staff. The conference's mission is to provide opportunities for those attending to grow, learn, and connect with new ideas. Reaching Forward is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!

Canon Pixma Cartridges

Available
Free

We have several ink cartridges free for the taking:

CLI-8C - Cyan (2)

CLI-8BK - Black (4)

CLI-8Y - Yellow (1)

CLI-8M - Magenta (1)

PGI-5BK (2)

Contact
Name: 
Wendy Hoffman
Email: 
wendyh [at] trpld [dot] org
Library: 
Three Rivers Public Library District
25207 W. Channon Drive
Channahon, IL 60410
Phone: (815) 467-6200
Fax: (815) 467-4012

Summer and Fall Registration at ICC

Summer and fall registration for Library Technical Assistant (LTA) classes at Illinois Central College (ICC) is opens on Monday, April 7.

For summer, you can enroll in LIB 111: Introduction to research, a 1-credit, online course.

Fall 2014 classes can be found here: http://www.icc.edu/classSchedule/course.asp?course=LIB%20%20&coursename=Library%20Technology%20%28LIB%29%20%20%20%20%20%...

Fall classes include:

LIB 110: Introduction to Libraries, 3 credits, online

LIB 111: Introduction to Research, 1 credit, online, offered the first 8-weeks and the second 8-weeks

LIB 114: Audiovisual Equipment Operation, 2 credits, hybrid

LIB 125: Cataloging and Classification, 3 credits, online

LIB 216: Introduction to Collection Development, 3 credits, online

LIB 222: Special Topics for LTAs: Library Management, 3 credits, online

Questions? Contact LTA Program Coordinator, Dr. Pamela Thomas, pthomas [at] icc [dot] edu or 309-694-5508.