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RAILS Board Nominations Open Through March 26

  • 1.  RAILS Board Nominations Open Through March 26

    Posted 03-09-2021 11:22
    Would you like to work with a committed team of colleagues representing all types of libraries to help shape the future of a member-driven, vibrant library system? RAILS invites nominations for the following positions on our board:

    • Three public library trustees (to be filled by board members at RAILS public libraries)
    • Two at large representatives (to be filled by individuals representing any type of RAILS library- academic, public, school, or special)
    The nomination form is available at

    Terms for all positions begin on July 1, 2021 and end on June 30, 2024.

    The RAILS Board meets 11 times per year. Depending on current pandemic restrictions, board members may attend in person at an available RAILS service center or via Zoom. When all restrictions are lifted, the board may meet at other sites throughout the RAILS service area (travel costs are reimbursed) and board members may attend at an available RAILS videoconference location.

    We are looking for candidates that reflect the diversity of the RAILS membership in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geographic location, background, and other factors. Before completing the form below, please view the RAILS Board Member Job Description. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26. For more information, contact Mary Witt, RAILS Communications Director.

    Dan Bostrom
    Member Engagement Manager
    Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)