Support for Networking Groups

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:

Starting a New Networking Group

Based on our experience with long-standing groups, the success and sustainability of a new group is based on having:

  • Someone willing to champion the group
  • People who are interested in participating
  • Regularly scheduled meetings
  • A plan to promote the group
  • A listing in the RAILS Networking Groups Directory

If you have questions or need assistance, contact the RAILS Communications Department,