Continuing Education Provider Partners

We work with other organizations to provide you with expanded continuing education options.

HR Source

Our partnership with HR Source for 2018-2019 includes continuing education opportunities for all RAILS members.

Continuing education opportunities will include at least six webinars or workshops offered throughout the year.

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 videoconferencing, please note that they may not be recorded.

Discounted membership in HR Source which provides additional benefits, is available to public libraries with an annual operating budget under $1,000,000.


LYRASIS and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) have teamed up to bring Illinois libraries opportunities for professional development and discounts on library supplies.

Through your affiliation with the RAILS, your library receives:

  • Discounts on LYRASIS classes and training
  • Special savings on supplies and select products
  • Free participation in select LYRASIS events and webinars
  • Free listings on LYRASIS Job Bank

For details about LYRASIS benefits for RAILS members, including course listings and vendor discounts, visit:

People-Connect Institute (PCI)

We're partnering with People-Connect Institute (PCI) to provide access to live and archived webinars for RAILS members. Topics include library services, leadership and management, skills development, and technology. New topics are added frequently.