HR Source Partnership

We have a discounted membership/training program with HR Source for the 2020-2021 membership year. This partnership includes continuing education opportunities for all RAILS members, as well as discounted membership rates for public libraries with an annual operating budget under $1,000,000.

Apply or Renew Online: HR Source/RAILS Discounted Membership Application

HR Source Member Benefits

Benefits of HR Source membership include:

HR Check-Up

This service provides the opportunity to review and discuss your human resources practices with an expert to identify potential compliance issues, fine-tune essential procedures or address any specific area of concern. This service is offered annually to HR Source members without additional charge. HR Source can even conduct an HR Check-Up in concert with your membership orientation.

Access to the HR Source Website

The members-only resources available at include:

  • Sample forms and policies
  • Compensation data
  • HR metrics calculator
  • And more

HR Hotline

The Human Resources Hotline is available to you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CST). A certified HR professional or employment law attorney will quickly answer your most pressing questions. Support and consultation, sample policies and documents, and best practices advice are all a call away.

Continuing Education

Continuing education opportunities will include webinars and workshops offered throughout this year-long program.

Sessions will include a variety of topics provided by expert human resources staff at HR Source. While these sessions will be available online via webinar and/or video conferencing, please note that they may not be recorded.

Public Library Membership Discount

Discounted membership rates for qualifying libraries to participate in HR Source is structured in five pricing tiers:

  • Annual Operating Budget under $50,000: $50 for a one-year membership
  • Annual Operating Budget $50,001 to $100,000: $125 for a one-year membership
  • Annual Operating Budget $100,001 to $250,000: $200 for a one-year membership
  • Annual Operating Budget $250,001 to $500,000: $275 for a one-year membership
  • Annual Operating Budget $500,001 to $1,000,000: $350 for a one-year membership

Annual operating budget is based on 2019 IPLAR data.

Membership in HR Source will run through June 30, 2021. Libraries joining after July 1 will be invoiced at a prorated amount.

To learn more about the services available through HR Source, please visit their website at

If you have questions, contact Margae Schmidt, RAILS Consulting and Continuing Education Specialist, at