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Passing of Colleen Ringel

It is with sadness that we report the passing of one of Morton Grove Public Library's long-time employees, Colleen Ringel. Colleen passed away on Sunday night. She was very involved in genealogy programming and electronic resources so she knew quite a few people throughout the former NSLS and RAILS...
Library News

Basics of Archives Scholarships for Illinois Archivists

The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB) is offering scholarships to Illinois archivists and archival volunteers to take the American Association for State and Local History's online "Basics of Archives" course. This online course, available from October 24 – November 18, 2016...
News from RAILS

RSA Hosts 7th Annual Back-to-School Workshops

Twenty-one staff members from school libraries that belong to the Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) NFP LLSAP attended the seventh annual RSA Back-to-School Workshops. School library staff attended Back-to-School Workshops on either July 27 or August 9, 2016, at the RAILS East Peoria service center...
News from RAILS

Newest ILDS Label

The Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS) connects the different delivery service areas in Illinois. RAILS libraries should use an ILDS label when sending materials outside of their delivery service area. Libraries should be using the newest version of the label dated September 2016 (see date in...