RAILS Funding Update

RAILS received a payment this week of $274,223, the first payment of our FY2015 (July 2014 - June 2015) Area and Per Capita Grant.

RAILS also received a payment of $328,111, representing the first two payments for the Talking Books grant for FY2015.

RAILS would like to thank Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White, Illinois State Library Director Anne Craig, and colleagues at the Illinois State Library for helping to make this possible.

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Next RAILS Member Update: December 11

The next RAILS Member Update videoconference will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan will attend the meeting in-person at the Aurora Public Library - West Branch.

You may attend in Aurora, at a scheduled videoconference location, or view the meeting via one-way streaming. (The meeting will also be recorded for viewing at a later date.)

There will be three major topics of discussion:

  • Delivery Update – including the status of the Burr Ridge outsourcing pilot project and potential future RAILS plans for outsourcing; a report on the implementation of the  statewide delivery recommendations; the computerized delivery label pilot project and other upcoming delivery projects; and information on the Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS), including what it is, who uses it and how it fits into the system delivery system.
  • Cooperation and networking between all types of RAILS libraries (academic, public, school, and special) – including RAILS efforts at facilitating networking between all library types; real life examples of how different types of RAILS members are cooperating with each other; and information about the 2015 Library State of Mind multitype conference and how members can get involved.
  • RAILS cooperative purchasing plans – including how RAILS plans on expanding our cooperative purchasing efforts.

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/default.aspx?eventID=18586 and feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

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