Networking groups share a common interest and are created and run by employees of our member libraries. Although we don't organize or oversee these groups, we offer several kinds of support to help publicize your group and stage your events:
- Directory of networking groups
- Add your meetings and events to the Library Learning (L2) calendar; free events can use L2's registration system
- A RAILS staff member can attend your meeting to answer questions or talk about our projects and services
- Grants for continuing education programs organized by your group
- Conference call accounts to use for meetings
- Zoom licenses to use for meetings
- Promotion of your group's activities in our newsletter
- Meeting space at RAILS facilities
- Email list hosting
What defines a networking group? Learn more about these definitions in the RAILS Networking Group FAQ document.
Starting a New Networking Group
Don't see a group that matches your interests? Want to try creating your own? RAILS created a short guide to starting your networking group. This document offers information and strategies for launching a group that reaches across the system.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact the RAILS Communications Department, firstname.lastname@example.org.