The next RAILS Member Update videoconference will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. You may attend in Burr Ridge, at a scheduled videoconference location, or view the meeting via one-way streaming. RAILS members are welcome to stay after the meeting to interact with colleagues from area libraries. (The meeting will also be recorded for viewing at a later date.)
There will be a brief update on the latest RAILS news, followed by detailed discussions on the unserved residents of Illinois, and library system membership requirements. Dee Brennan, RAILS Executive Director, will introduce the unserved issue and discuss how RAILS plans to address it in FY2015. Lee Ann Fisher, Director, Moline Public Library, and Leann Johnson, Director, Peoria Public Library, will talk about what their libraries are doing to address this issue.
There will also be a discussion about strengthening current RAILS membership requirements and how RAILS plans to help with these efforts. RAILS Board member Kathy Parker will present the latest details about an official RAILS committee being formed to investigate the revision of the current requirements and to gather input from RAILS members.
We would like to receive questions and hear from all our members, including those watching via streaming! Those viewing via streaming are welcome to email any feedback during the broadcast to feedback [at] railslibraries [dot] info.
Please register at: www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=17852 and feel free to share this information with your colleagues.