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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...
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News from RAILS

All RAILS Public Libraries Asked to Complete Unserved Survey

RAILS members often express concern about the more than one million people in Illinois who do not have access to public library service. RAILS wants to do what we can to help with this issue. As a first step, we want to make sure we have accurate information on the scope of the unserved issue in...
Continuing Education Opportunity

LACONI TSS: Acquisitions Round-Up

When: Friday, September 13, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where: Tinley Park Public Library 7851 Timber Dr Tinley Park, IL 60477 (708) 532-0160 Representatives from Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Ingram, and Midwest Tape will give presentations on what services they offer and how Technical...
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Update L2 Profiles Now

Individuals and libraries should update their L2 profiles before the new L2 (Library Directory and Learning Calendar) is launched next year. This will also ensure that other members will be able to find the most up-to-date information about your library. Library directors and other library...
Library News

Woodford County libraries adding technology to provide news literacy to residents METAMORA (HOI) — A local library district is partnering with a news literacy startup to provide library patrons with tools to help them assess the reliability of news and...
Library News

From Brazil to America, a patron’s journey to learn English

Walking through the doors of the Still Bar & Grill in Bartlett to join in on the Bartlett Public Library District's BookLite book club conversation sounds a bit nerve-wracking when you don't know many people present, but Bartlett resident Cristina Ligocki absolutely loved it. "It was a dream...
Library News

Illinois Secretary of State Mobile Unit at the Robert Rowe Library

The Illinois Secretary of State Mobile Unit will be at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, Sheridan, Il on Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 10 am till 2 pm. The services provided that day are : Renewal/Correction of driver's license, Obtaining a state ID, Purchasing license plate stickers, Motor voter...
Library News

Removing Language Barriers to Narrow the Digital Divide/ Eliminando las barreras del lenguaje para reducir la brecha digital

Traducido en español aquí Sergio Gonzalez, a technology trainer at Evanston Public Library (EPL), stands in a meeting hall at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) ready to hand out 15 diplomas. Today marks the final session of an eight-week course in computer basics taught in Spanish. All of the...
Computer class graduates
Continuing Education Opportunity

Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges Annual Conference: Presentation Scholarship Application

Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges Annual Conference Presentation Scholarship Application Held at the Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Monticello IL, this year's conference will take place October 3-4, 2019. With a theme of Progress through Persuasion &...