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David Kelsey Named Winner of the 2019 ABOS John Philip Excellence in Outreach Award

The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 John Philip Excellence in Outreach Award. The ABOS John Philip Excellence in Outreach Award is given to recognize outstanding contributions and prominent leadership by an individual in Bookmobile and...
David Kelsey, St Charles Public Library
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Elgin Census Kick-off August 29, 9:15 am with Debut of World’s Largest Census Tablet - Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin

Join – State and Local Dignitaries to kick off the Elgin 2020 Census Campaign. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the federal government allocates almost $19 billion in annual funding for critical community services in Illinois. Experts estimate that each person counted represents $1,500 in...
News from RAILS

Jane Plass Retirement and RAILS Associate Executive Director Position​

Jane Plass, RAILS Associate Executive Director, will retire effective November 15, 2019. Jane began work in Illinois library systems in March 2000 as Director of Network Services at DuPage Library System. She has served as RAILS Associate Executive Director since February 2012. RAILS will begin...
photo of Jane Plass