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(via RAILS)

The RAILS My Library Is… Grant program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support for all types of libraries.

Libraries, working alone or with partner organizations, can apply for up to $5,000. RAILS is especially interested in innovative programs that can be replicated by other libraries. Potential grant project areas may include (but are not limited to) paid advertising, partnering with other libraries/community organizations for promotion, video production, or working with a marketing consultant.

Learn more and apply by Friday, November 22.

 

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Share tips, ideas, and best practices relevant to promoting the value of your academic library. On Tuesday, November 5, 10:00-11:30 AM, RAILS and IACRL will host an online roundtable associated with the My Library Is… campaign. This event will include short presentations, as well as a facilitated discussion on issues relating to promoting the value of the academic library.

Any staff from any academic library is invited to register. Students from MLIS and LTA programs with an interest in academic libraries are also encouraged to attend. Attendees do not need to be members of RAILS or IACRL. Learn more and register here.

Posted in Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Students, staff, faculty, library staff and members of the public are welcome to attend this important event on Monday, October 21, from 6 to 7 PM. Every Illinois resident needs to be counted so our state population accurately reflects our needs. If you are worried about confidentiality, are afraid of participating, or want to learn more, please come to this presentation to get your questions answered. Be sure you are counted on April 1, 2020!

The event will be in-person at Joliet Junior College and will stream from other locations. Register on L2. Spanish-language speakers will be available to answer questions. Program flyers and bookmarks are available.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Share tips, ideas, and best practices relevant to promoting the value of your academic library. On Tuesday, November 5, 10:00-11:30 AM, RAILS and IACRL will host an online roundtable associated with the “My Library Is…” campaign. This event will include short presentations, as well as a facilitated discussion on issues relating to promoting the value of the academic library.

Any staff from any academic library is invited to register. Students from MLIS and LTA programs with an interest in academic libraries are also encouraged to attend. Attendees do not need to be members of RAILS or IACRL. Learn more and register: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=29944

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 – 11:30 AM. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please email Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info with your idea by Friday, September 13.  

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Registration Open for October 3 RAILS Member Update

(via RAILS)

All staff from all types of RAILS libraries are invited to join us for the next member update on Thursday, October 3, from 10 a.m.-noon. You can participate at a scheduled videoconference location or via Zoom. RAILS will be using Zoom (web conference/webinar) for our member updates moving forward.

Choose Zoom as your location when you register in L2, and you will receive an email with instructions for joining the update. Register now.

Topics for discussion include:

  • An update on RAILS census activities, including a possible grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services
  • The latest on our My Library Is… campaign
  • Update on grant project to recreate L2
  • Ways members can engage with RAILS at the October AISLE and ILA conferences
  • Update on RAILS efforts to help the unserved in Illinois, including results of our recent survey of RAILS public libraries
  • The latest news on inkie.org, a suite of free resources to support local authors that launches October 1
  • Reports from RAILS member libraries: East Moline Public Library’s capital campaign, including video testimonials from library users to support the campaign; the Bike the Trail Library to Library project; and Marist High School’s partnership with Blue Island Public Library to create Escape Room learning games for kids/teens
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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please email Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info with your idea by Friday, September 13.  

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please e-mail Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, at dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info, with your idea by Friday, August 30.

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please e-mail Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, at dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info<mailto:dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info>, with your idea by Friday, August 30.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via RAILS)

During our strategic planning listening tours, you told us that you’d like ideas on how to gather meaningful testimonials showing how people benefit from using your library. You can start by encouraging patrons and others to share their positive experiences on your website.

RAILS has developed an easy way for all our members to do this by adding our “Tell Your Library Story” submission form link to the library website. Bonus: your library’s name will already be filled in! After patrons have started to post testimonials, you’ll be able to display them on your library’s website by retrieving them as a feed.

For HTML code, the method for inserting the feed content, and more specifics, visit the MyLibraryIs… blog article on this topic.

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