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Do you have a great idea for a continuing education event but don’t know where to get the funding to make your idea a reality? Are you willing to offer the event to other RAILS member libraries? A RAILS Continuing Education Event Grant<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=731f372c01&e=6883f1b9eb> may be your answer!

A big part of RAILS’ mission is to offer continuing education (CE) to the staff at our member libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and special). To help us provide additional CE opportunities, RAILS provides grants to individual RAILS libraries, RAILS networking groups, and RAILS consortia to offer CE events that are made available to all RAILS member libraries and are of interest to a wide range of library staff. The deadline for the next grant award period is November 30. See more information<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=1d61ae3abe&e=6883f1b9eb> and grant conditions.<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=f34aa4a6e7&e=6883f1b9eb>

In FY2018, RAILS awarded grants for 10 events and 1,206 RAILS members attended these events. Examples of award-winning grant projects include:

*   Librarians Working Together networking group staff development day, featuring sessions on safety and difficult patrons, collection development, programming, and technology
*   RSA Day, featuring keynote speaker, Miguel Figueroa from ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries, and other breakout sessions
*   Library UX Chicago workshop on effective storytelling with data
*   LACONI program: Strengthening the Virtuous Circle: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to Library Service

If you are from a RAILS library, networking group, or consortia and have an idea for a CE event that you can make available to other RAILS library staff, apply for a grant today! If you have questions about this grant offering, contact Joe Filapek<mailto:joseph.filapek@railslibraries.info>, RAILS Director of Consulting and Continuing Education, 630.734.5132.

Apply for a RAILS Partnership Grant by November 16
RAILS is offering grants to encourage RAILS members to pursue partnerships featuring creative solutions that address community needs and further RAILS goals and strategic initiatives. RAILS member libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and special) can apply for up to $5,000 for programs and services that involve a collaboration with other libraries, businesses, nonprofits, and/or government agencies.

Applications are due on Friday, November 16. For more information and conditions, please see the RAILS Partnership Grant<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=5821de13ac&e=6883f1b9eb> web page.

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(via the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

RAILS is offering grants to encourage RAILS members to pursue partnerships featuring creative solutions that address community needs and further RAILS goals and strategic initiatives. RAILS member libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and special) can apply for up to $5,000 for programs and services that involve a collaboration with other libraries, businesses, nonprofits, and/or government agencies.

Applications are due on Friday, November 16. For more information and conditions, please see the RAILS Partnership Grant<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=5821de13ac&e=6883f1b9eb> web page.

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(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Monday, November 12, from 9:30 AM to noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

This event is open to all academic librarians and will feature more information on RAILS and IACRL programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Prairie State College library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

To register, please use L2:

https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=27828

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(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:30-noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

This event is open to all academic librarians and will feature more information on RAILS and IACRL (Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries) programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Northwestern University Library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

To register, please use L2:

https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=27576

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:30-noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

This event is open to all academic librarians and will feature more information on RAILS and IACRL programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Northwestern University Library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

More opportunities for academic library networking will be announced soon.

To register, please use L2:

https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=27576

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:30-noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

This event is open to all academic librarians and will feature more information on RAILS and IACRL programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Northwestern University Library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

More opportunities for academic library networking will be announced soon.

To register, please use L2:

https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=27576

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Mary Witt, RAILS)

For IACRL members in the RAILS service area. You can attend this via videoconference at one of their sites or via live streaming (see below).

I hope you all can attend the RAILS Member Update on Tuesday, July 31, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. You can attend at one of several videoconference locations throughout the RAILS area or via one-way live streaming (RAILS Live).  See details/register.

You’ll hear the latest RAILS news about:

  • Updating our strategic plan to meet the needs of all types of RAILS libraries (academic, public, school, and special)
  • Membership standards for all types of RAILS libraries
  • Find More Illinois overlay project expansion plans and how your library might get involved
  • Expansion of RAILS multitype grants to include non-library partners
  • Expansion of RAILS continuing education grants to include individual libraries, networking groups, and consortia
  • Upcoming networking opportunities for academic and special libraries

You will also hear reports from RAILS members on their current projects and there will be an opportunity for you to share the latest information from your library as well. See agenda.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you on July 31!

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Louise Svehla, RAILS)

RAILS will offer a webinar called “Copyright and Standardized Rights Statements for Digital Collections” with Hannah Stitzlein, Illinois Digital Heritage Hub, on Tuesday, July 17, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Learn how to make informed copyright decisions with available tools, and how to utilize standardized rights statements for clearer copyright and reuse descriptions.

The presenter gave permission to record this webinar. If you cannot attend the live session, please feel free to register in order to receive an email alert when the recording is ready to view. Log in to L2 for more information/registration: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=27092.

Please contact Louise Svehla, at louise.svehla@railslibraries.info, if you have questions.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

These grants are available to academic libraries! See below that Harper Community College is part of one of them.
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RAILS has awarded three multitype collaborative grants<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=9de5c40966&e=be063b278e>, which encourage member libraries of different types to work together on collaborative projects. Awardees are:

*    Eureka Public Library District and Congerville-Goodfield-Eureka CUSD 140 will work together to provide “Book Bundles” for public library patrons and elementary school classrooms to encourage young readers.
*   Lisle Library District and Ann Reid Early Childhood Center are teaming up on “Families Together: Reading Enrichment for Social/Emotional Learning.” This project is designed to build social and emotional learning for both children and adults in an English language learning (ELL) setting.
*   Prospect Heights Public Library District and Harper Community College will collaborate on a “Coding with Scratch” technology program designed to offer technology courses on coding and programming skills for children aged 5-12.

RAILS plans to expand our collaborative grants in FY2019 to include the possibility of working with additional partners in addition to libraries. Stay tuned for further details coming soon.

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Upcoming RAILS Networking Events and Member Meetups

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Upcoming RAILS Networking/Member Meetups
Want to connect with other library professionals on issues related to the profession in a fun and informal setting? Join RAILS at one of several upcoming Member Meetups in your backyard:

RAILS Member Meetups are in-person, multitype library events for all levels of library professionals. Want to host a RAILS Member Meetup in the future? Please contact RAILS Member Engagement Manager, Dan Bostrom, 630.734.5152.

As a reminder, RAILS members are also invited to request a member visit. Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, will come to your library to chat with you (and your staff if desired) about what RAILS has to offer of specific interest to you. Simply fill out the Request a Site Visit form on our website.

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