Member Meetups

RAILS Member Meetups are in-person networking events that are held around the RAILS service area. These events are a chance for members to swap ideas and discuss the issues facing their libraries. Any library staff from any Illinois library is encouraged to attend and participate.

Host a meetup

Interested in hosting a meetup? There are a few things to know:

To prepare for a RAILS member meetup, RAILS staff will:

  • Create an L2 event
  • Coordinate promotion of the event to libraries in the local region
  • Create an agenda and discussion topics
  • Coordinate catering (paid for by RAILS)
  • Do a short presentation on RAILS news and opportunities (as needed/requested)

Host libraries will be expected to:

  • Book a meeting room
  • Handle AV setup (as needed/requested)
  • Attend and participate in the live event
  • Provide a short tour

RAILS tries to hold Member Meetups in as many regions as possible. If you would like to host a member meetup at your library, please contact RAILS Member Engagement Manager Dan Bostrom , 630.734.5152.