Engage with RAILS at 2018 Fall Conferences

If you are attending any conferences this fall, make sure to visit RAILS at our table or booth.

Watch this post for updates once program schedules, and booth numbers are announced.

Below you will find a list of the conferences where RAILS will have a presence. You'll find networking opportunities, booth information, events sponsored by RAILS, programs by RAILS staff, and more.

  • SWANstravaganza, Friday, August 17, at Moraine Valley Community College
  • The Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), September 13-15, Bank of Springfield Center, Springfield
  • ​​​Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI), September 26-28, Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel, Rockford
    • RAILS is sponsoring Thursday afternoon break
    • What's Happening at RAILS session, September 27, with Dan Bostrom
  • PrairieCat Users Group Day (PUG Day), September 28, TaxSlayer Center, Moline
    • Quick Hits session s:
      • Explore More Illinois: Rails Museum and Attraction Pass Program with Veronda Pitchford, RAILS Director of Membership Development and Resource Sharing
      • Navigating the New PrairieCat Website with Brian Smith, RAILS Application and Web Developer
      • Find More Illinois presentation with Anne Slaughter, Director of Technology Services, and Eric Bain, Technology Special Projects Coordinator, Special Projects
      • RAILS Group Purchases and Vendor Discounts with Veronda Pitchford, RAILS Director of Membership Development and Resource Sharing
  • Illinois Library Association Conference (ILA), October 9-11, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria
    • Program: "They're Good Docs Brent" on October 9, 10:45 a.m., with Brian Smith, RAILS Application and Web Developer
    • Table Talk: Statewide Delivery Talk on October 10, 3 p.m., Room 203
    • Visit the RAILS booth, #301
    • Schedule a RAILS Member Visit at the ILA conference, October 10 or 11: 30-minute, 1-on-1 discussion with a RAILS representative
    • RAILS is sponsoring the opening exhibits luncheon
    • RAILS is sponsoring a stop on the Pub Stroll
  • Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE), November 1-3, Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park
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