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Registration Open for January 17 RAILS Member Update

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

All RAILS members are invited to attend this update, either at a videoconference location or via streaming. One of the featured reports is on the College of DuPage Library’s use of OERs.
All RAILS Member Library Staff Encouraged to Attend January 17 Member Update
The Thursday, January 17 RAILS Member Update will be held from 10 a.m.-noon, at a variety of RAILS videoconference locations and via one-way live streaming (RAILS Live). See more information/register<>.

You’ll hear the latest RAILS news about revised system membership standards<>, RAILS staffing, Find More Illinois<>, plans to help all types of libraries tell their stories more effectively, RAILS e-resources, and Explore More Illinois<>, our upcoming museum/cultural pass program.

Learn how your library can prepare for the 2020 census to help maximize participation throughout Illinois. Joe Natale, the Illinois State Library’s representative with the Complete Count Commission, will join this part of the discussion. Federal funding for Illinois (including library funding) and our number of congressional seats depend on an accurate census count.

You will also hear reports on Highland Middle School’s award-winning “Highland Reads” program, the College of DuPage Library’s Use of OER (open educational resources) with students and how other libraries can use OER, Evanston Public Library’s Pop-up Library project, and Princeton Public Library’s Sensory Kits to help patrons with special needs. Attendees will be invited to share their library news as well. Read the full agenda<>. Register today!<>

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