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News from RAILS

RAILS Welcomes Riverview CCSD #2

Please join RAILS in welcoming our newest member, Riverview Community Consolidated School District #2 ! The district is located in East Peoria, Illinois. The district has one elementary school, Riverview Elementary School. The school serves approximately 215 students. As a new member of RAILS, the...
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Continuing Education Opportunity

Professional Development Opportunity October 18 through NILRC

NILRC Professional Development Presentation October 18, 10 am Title: Missing Voices: The Importance of Publishing from the Community College Library Viewpoint Presenters: Terra Jacobson, Dean of the Learning Resource Center/Library, Moraine Valley Community College; Spencer Brayton, Director of...
Library News

Niles-Maine Library Gives Away Nearly 100 Free Computers

Nearly 100 people received a free computer at the Niles-Maine District Library (or will get one shipped to their home) on Monday, September 26, 2022 thanks to a partnership with PCs for People. The Digital Services Department at the Niles-Maine District Library organized the highly anticipated...
News from RAILS

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Museum of Science and Industry

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, the Museum of Science of Industry in Chicago! The Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world is home to more than 400,000 square...
Library News

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Rockford Art Museum!

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Rockford Art Museum in Rockford! Rockford Art Museum boasts a diverse yet concise collection, acclaimed modern galleries, a museum store, office, studios, and...
Library News

Oak Park hires new director, Joslyn Bowling Dixon

The Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees is thrilled to formally announce its unanimous vote to hire Joslyn Bowling Dixon as the library's next executive director. Joslyn accepted the position and begins her new role Monday, November 7. The board voted unanimously to hire Joslyn at a meeting...
Headshot of new Oak Park Public Library Executive Director Joslyn Bowling Dixon
News from RAILS

Help with RAILS' Executive Director Search

RAILS is working with Bradbury Miller Associates (BMA) on our Executive Director search. BMA has existed since 1983 as an executive search firm dedicated to helping libraries find leaders. BMA is inviting all staff and trustees at all RAILS member libraries of all types (academic, public, school,...
News from RAILS

CASL is now ISLN

The Chicago Area Solo Librarians (CASL) networking group recently announced a formal name change. The group will now be known as the Illinois Solo Librarians Network (ISLN) . This change is being made to reflect new participation and interest from solo librarians throughout the state. The group was...
News from RAILS

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Governor John Wood Mansion!

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Governor John Wood Mansion from the Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County in Quincy! Once the home of John Wood, Quincy's founder and Illinois' 12th Governor...
Library News

Alpha Park Public Library Selected for Digital Literacy Grant

Alpha Park Public Library is among over 160 public libraries nationwide awarded funding by the Public Library Association (PLA) to conduct digital literacy workshops using Digitallearn.org resources. The PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive , supported by AT&T, provides support to libraries...

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