Future Meetings


Meeting Dates and Locations: Fridays from 10am-12pm four times per year.

Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – St. Charles Public Library

Friday, May 17, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – video-conference meeting (main site RAILS Burr Ridge with participating locations at Kankakee Public Library, Cherry Valley Public Library, and RAILS East Peoria)

Friday, March 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Oswego Public Library District (Oswego Branch)

Friday, January 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – White Oak Library District (Romeoville Branch)

RAILS Online Round Table: Programming and Collections for Those with Dementia/Alzheimer’s on Friday, Apr 5, 2019.



Meetings are held quarterly on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Illinois librarians register by emailing us

July 20, 2018 – RAILS Videoconference Meeting
May 18, 2018  – RAILS Videoconference Meeting
March 16, 2018 – Tinley Park Public Library
January 19, 2018 – Barrington Public Library

Presentation: May 4, 2018 – Reaching Forward Conference
Look for David and Tina’s presentations on different topics and how we incorporate this information into our daily jobs.

Presentation: February 6, 2018 – Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) Web Conference


Presentation:  October 10-12, 2017 Illinois Library Association Conference
Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, IL
Tina and David will be presenting at the Illinois Library Association Conference.
Here’s our Power Point presentation: SPDG ILA 2017

Presentation:  Saturday, June 24, 2017ALA Annual Conference
Chicago, IL. Tina and David will be presenting information at the ALA Annual Conference with a small group of presenters “Outreach: Outside the Box”.

Presentation:  June 2, 2017Aurora Public Library, Aurora, IL
Our Serving Patrons with Dementia group will have a presentation during the B’LONG mini-conference & bookmobile round-up.

Webinar: Now on YouTube

A shout out to all those who watched our webinar on February 10, 2017. Here’s the RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) “Serving Patrons with Dementia” webinar link as presented by Tina Williams and David Kelsey:

Thank you for all the support. We look forward to hearing from all of you and the great work you are doing!  ~Tina & David