HR Source Partnership

We have a discounted membership/training program with HR Source for the 2018-2019 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.

HR Source Member Benefits

Benefits of HR Source 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 HR Source members without additional charge. HR Source can even conduct an HR Check-Up in concert with your membership orientation.

Access to the HR Source Website

The members-only resources available at https://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 webinars and workshops offered throughout this year-long program.

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.

Public Library Membership Discount

Discounted membership rates for qualifying libraries to participate in HR Source 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 2017 IPLAR data.

Membership in HR Source will run through June 30, 2019. Libraries joining after July 1 will be invoiced at a prorated amount.

To learn more about the services available through HR Source, please visit their website at https://www.hrsource.org.

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

Apply Online: HR Source/RAILS Discounted Membership Application