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RAILS Member Update

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   RAILS Burr Ridge Main Meeting Room / Videoconference Room (Videoconference)
RAILS Coal Valley Videoconference Room (Videoconference)
X (Do not use) RAILS East Peoria Sherwood Kirk (Videoconference)
Illinois State Library (ISL) Main Videoconference Room (Videoconference)
RAILS Rockford Videoconference/Training Room (Videoconference)
X (Do not use) RAILS Wheeling Videoconference Room (Videoconference)
X (Do not use) Polycom Streaming Video (Other)
Sterling Public Library Meeting Room (Videoconference)
Galesburg Public Library (In Person)
New Lenox Public Library District (Videoconference)
Quincy Public Library (Videoconference)
Kankakee Public Library (Videoconference)
Aurora Public Library - West Branch (Videoconference)
LaSalle Public Library Meeting Room (Videoconference)
Sycamore Public Library Meeting Room (Videoconference)
Cost:   Free

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A quarterly update session designed to brief RAILS member libraries on the latest RAILS news and to discuss specific issues of interest to RAILS members in-depth. Dee Brennan, RAILS Executive Director, will host the meeting at the Galesburg Public Library.

RAILS staff will provide a brief update on:

  • plans for supporting RAILS shared catalogs other independent consortia, and non-automated libraries

  • plans for continued standardization of delivery and a delivery outsourcing update

  • plans for providing opportunities for members throughout the RAILS area to interact and network with each other

  • digitization plans

  • plans for expanding RAILS’ cooperative purchasing/discount program

  • eRead Illinois plans

  • and plans for continuing education and consulting.

Attendees will have plenty of opportunities throughout the session to provide feedback and ask questions.
The session will also be available via streaming video. (Click on Streaming Video for streaming instructions.) If you are watching via streaming and would like to ask a question or make a comment, please email

***Parking note for LaSalle PL attendees: The Trinity School parking lot (located north of the library) will be available, if needed, for overflow parking.

Note: There will be an opportunity for members to remain at all RAILS locations and other available videoconference sites for informal networking after the update session.

Type:   Program


Meeting Agenda
June 4, 2014 RAILS Member Update agenda

For the live stream:

  • Go to


  • Click the Live Streaming link on the left

  • Click either the 345kbps (for high-bandwidth connections) or 128kbps (lower bandwidth) Play icon

This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 6/4/2014

Questions? Please contact Mary Witt.

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