Networking Groups Directory

Long Distance Libraries
LDL

This is a multi-type library networking group for librarians in the southwestern portion of RAILS. Member libraries host the quarterly meetings to share information and experiences and discuss...

Makerspace Networking Group
MNG

Whether you're already up and running or just thinking about getting your Makerspace started, come and share your ideas with this new networking group! We're the right spot to ignite new ideas for...

Managers of Children's and Teen Services
MCATS

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
NYM

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
NILFM

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
PALS

This is a group of mostly 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.

Portal

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
PSSL

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...

Preschool Outreach Programmers

This is a group for librarians and library staff who do preschool outreach programming, both including traditional preschool outreach services like story times for children 5 years old and under...

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