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 colleagues at other libraries.

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

The next Member Update is scheduled for:

  • [to be announced]

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.

Below is a list of upcoming RAILS networking events:

If you're interested in hosting a Networking Event at your library, contact the RAILS Communications Department, or 630.734.5000 (press 3).

Thursday, Jun 4

RAILS Member Update

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
You'll hear the results of the RAILS delivery survey, RAILS plans for delivery based on survey feedback, the latest information from the IMLS committee studying the physical handling of library materials, and much more! You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Thursday, June 4, 1 – 3 p.m. Central...