Networking Groups Directory

Managers of Children's and Teen Services

Youth Services Managers from libraries in the south and western suburbs meet every other month to discuss management topics in the company of a supportive peer network. Meetings are held in the...

New Public Library Directors Group
Newbie Directors

The Newbie Directors' Group was formed in 2015 when there was an influx of new public library directors in the north central/northwest part of the state. We have continued to meet and add...

Northeast Youth Managers

Youth Services Managers from RAILS public libraries meet every other month to discuss relevant topics. NYM meetings are located in north-east Illinois, but all Youth Services Managers are welcome...

Northern Illinois Library Facility Managers

We are a facilities group designed to enhance networking and increase knowledge of the trade through quarterly meetings at various libraries throughout the state. Within this group is decades of...

Peoria Area Librarians

This is a group of public library directors in and around the Peoria region that meets to discuss topics of interest. PALS is a legacy group from the Alliance Library System.


Are you a collaborative and innovative Adult Services leader located in Lake or McHenry county? Then join us! We support managers, department heads, and supervisors of Adult Services in public...

Prairie State Story League

Members and guests from suburban Chicagoland meet once per month in September-May to share storytime ideas. Libraries take turns hosting the meeting, and members suggest the monthly topics each...

Programmers United for Library Service Excellence

We are a group of programmers that meet quarterly in the north suburban Chicago area. We have an active email listserv that also includes programmers from other areas.

RAILS Assistant Directors

Join us for our quarterly RAILS Assistant Directors networking group meeting, for anyone at a RAILS library working in an Assistant Director or similar position. Administrators from all library...

RAILS Marketing

Anyone engaged in marketing efforts for their library is encouraged to join us. The group determines the topics to be addressed at our bimonthly meetings, which rotate around the Chicago suburban...