Management Association Partnership

We have a discounted membership/training program with the Management Association for the 2016-2017 membership year. This partnership includes continuing education opportunities for all RAILS members, as well as discounted membership rates for public libraries with an annual operating budget under $1,000,000.

Management Association Member Benefits

Benefits of Management Association membership include:

HR Check-Up

This service provides the opportunity to review and discuss your human resources practices with an expert to identify potential compliance issues, fine-tune essential procedures or address any specific area of concern. This service is offered annually to Management Association members without additional charge. The Management Association can even conduct an HR Check-Up in concert with your membership orientation.

Access to the Management Association Website

The members-only resources available at http://www.hrsource.org include:

  • Sample forms and policies
  • Compensation data
  • HR metrics calculator
  • And more

HR Hotline

The Human Resources Hotline is is available to you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CST). A certified HR professional or employment law attorney will quickly answer your most pressing questions. Support and consultation, sample policies and documents, and best practices advice are all a call away.

Continuing Education

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.

Public Library Membership Discount

Registration has closed for the 2016-2017 Management Association membership period. Please check back May 2017 for details on the 2017-2018 RAILS discounted membership program. If you have questions, please contact Joe Filapek, RAILS Consulting and Continuing Education Manager, at joseph.filapek@railslibraries.info.

Discounted membership rates for qualifying libraries to participate in the Management Association is structured in five pricing tiers:

  • Annual Operating Budget under $50,000: $50 for one-year membership
  • Annual Operating Budget $50,001 to $100,000: $125 for one-year membership
  • Annual Operating Budget $100,001 to $250,000: $200 for one-year membership
  • Annual Operating Budget $250,001 to $500,000: $275 for one-year membership
  • Annual Operating Budget $500,001 to $1,000,000: $350 for one-year membership

Annual operating budget is based on 2015 IPLAR data.

Membership in the Management Association will run through June 30, 2017. Libraries joining after July 1 will be invoiced at a prorated amount.

To learn more about the services available through the Management Association, please visit their website at http://www.hrsource.org.

If you have questions, contact Joe Filapek, RAILS Consulting and Continuing Education Manager, at joseph.filapek@railslibraries.info.

Apply Online: Management Association/RAILS Discounted Membership Application