News from Libraries and RAILS

Library News

Oak Park Public Library hires Manager for Community Resources

Providing strong, dedicated, compassionate service and building social services infrastructure are goals of new position Oak Park Public Library announced today that Robert A. Simmons has accepted the library's new full-time position of Manager for Community Resources. His first day in this new...
Continuing Education Opportunity

Building Projects 101

Hello all, I apologize for any cross postings… Please pass on to all who may be interested! I am coordinating an all day workshop intended for public libraries who are interested in doing a building project someday, but don't know where to start. I have worked with the LACONI Admin Section to...
Continuing Education Opportunity

Reaching Forward May 6

Save the Date Reaching Forward will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The program schedule will be posted soon. Watch the Reaching Forward website for more information.
Continuing Education Opportunity

LWT Staff Development Day

The Libraries Working Together networking group is hosting an annual staff development day at Faranda's Banquet Center in DeKalb on Friday, March 11th, 9am-3pm. $25.00 per person will cover lunch and supplies. The venue and speakers were generously funded through a RAILS CE Grant. See the attached...
Continuing Education Opportunity

Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference - Deadline Approaching

Call for Proposals—February 12 Deadline Approaching On behalf of the Conference Program Committee, we invite you to submit a proposal for the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference. The event will be held in Indianapolis, IN at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing on June 10,...
Continuing Education Opportunity

"Not Who But How" Internal and External Customer Service

This free presentation on March 14th, 2016 from Michelle Petersen, Head of Circulation at Plainfield Public Library, will give all types of libraries ideas for encouraging staff to work together to provide excellent customer service, not just externally to patrons but internally to fellow staff...
News from RAILS

RAILS Annual Report

A review of RAILS' 2015 calendar year highlights is now available. You will also learn more about the programs/services that RAILS continues to offer all member libraries (academic, public, school, and special). A print version of the report is available as well. If you have any questions, contact...