Member Updates & Networking Events

RAILS Member Update Videoconference

We hold a quarterly Member Update meeting that is videoconferenced at our offices and available libraries in our network. In addition to hearing our latest news, you'll also have the opportunity to network with colleages at other libraries.

You may also watch and participate online, through RAILS Live video/chat.

The next Member Update is scheduled for:

Recordings of recent RAILS Member Updates are available on YouTube:

Networking Events

We schedule regular local networking events, hosted by libraries thoughout our service area. All library staff - working in all types of libraries - are invited to attend. These events feature RAILS news, detailed information about some of our services, and plenty of time for sharing news about your library and networking with colleagues.

If you're interested in hosting a Networking Event at your library, contact Debbie Baaske, or 630.734.5152.

Thursday, Sep 7

RAILS Networking Event

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join RAILS Member Engagement Manager, Debbie Baaske at this networking event hosted by Engineering Systems, Incorporated. Debbie will share the latest RAILS news and answer your questions. Cheryl Hansen, Research Librarian will give a tour of the library, and will talk about the services and...

Friday, Sep 22

RAILS Networking Event and Lunch

11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Join RAILS Staff and Board members at this networking lunch hosted at the RAILS Coal Valley Service Center. All library staff - working in all types of libraries - are invited to attend. You will also have the opportunity to network with other library colleagues in attendance. Lunch will be...

Thursday, Oct 5

RAILS Member Update

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
All RAILS member library staff are encouraged to attend this quarterly update session to hear the latest RAILS news and to share their library news. You can attend at one of the videoconference locations listed above to network with other attendees or participate via streaming video (register for...