All RAILS Libraries Asked to Complete Overlay Project Survey

RAILS is researching a potential overlay project to provide library users with seamless access to shared online catalog consortia within RAILS and the catalogs of standalone libraries that choose to participate.

To ensure that the project meets the needs of as many of our members as possible, we strongly encourage all RAILS libraries (academic, public, school, and special) to complete a short survey at: We are looking for one response per library. Thank you for your participation.

Please complete the survey by Friday, May 8.

Illinois Reads

Did You Know?

Wilmington Public Library sponsored a bus to the Illinois Reads kickoff. Read more.

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RAILS Board Election Now Open

The RAILS Board Election is now open. RAILS members are asked to vote for three public library trustee seats and two at large seats. Only one ballot is permitted from each RAILS library agency (school district office, main public library building, etc.). Voting ends at 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2015. For directions, candidate profiles, and a link to the ballot, see: If you have questions about the election process, please contact Mary Witt at mary [dot] witt [at] railslibraries [dot] info.

RAILS Networking Event

Special Notice

Join us for the next RAILS Networking Event at the LaSalle Public Library on March 10. Read more.

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