Continuing Education Provider Partners

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


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:

Management Association

Our partnership with the Management Association for 2016-2017 includes continuing education opportunities for all RAILS members.

Continuing education opportunities will include six webinars or workshops offered throughout this year-long pilot program.

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

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

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.