Tapping into the Positive Side of Conflict January 13

The Gail Borden Public Library District will sponsor a workshop on conflict on Tuesday, January 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop will be facilitated by Diane Decker, Principal with Quality Transitions. Registration is $50 and there is a limit of 25 attendees. For more information and the registration form, see: www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=19349.

Deadline Extended

Special Notice

The deadline for the Soon to Be Famous Author project has been extended. Visit www.soontobefamous.info.

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Congratulations to Elsworth Rockefeller

Member Spotlight

Kudos to Elsworth Rockefeller, Manager of Adult and Teen Services at Oak Park Public Library, who was selected as a 2015 Public Library Leadership Fellow. Read more.

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Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project Nominations Due December 15

RAILS member library staff are reminded to ask your fabulous local authors to bring their self-published fiction books into their local or branch library now to be entered in the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project for 2015.

The project has received some extremely interesting nominations so far. A sampling from the descriptions includes:

"...a gritty story about survival in the new millennium. A reader that enjoys history, politics, and romance will not be able to put this book down."

"...honing her supernatural powers, conquering evil, and discovering her love for the Lask Demon Kai, did not disappoint. Kay's paranormal world is lushly appealing and the real world Chicago setting establishes a great reader connection."

"...flees America with her newborn son, running from an abusive husband. She finds herself in Ireland, with family she never knew existed. She soon discovers a heritage and power kept hidden from her and a destiny."

RAILS, the Illinois Heartland Library System, the Chicago Public Library, the Illinois Library Association, and others are fully partnered with the project, and the posters and bookmarks reflect that and are available to download from the http://soontobefamous.info/.

Nominations are due December 15. The submission process has been streamlined and is available at http://soontobefamous.info/.