John Spears, Executive Director of the Naperville Public Library, has been re-elected to the board of Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).
One of two multi-type regional library systems in the state, RAILS serves more than 1500 public, private, university, and school library members, representing more than 3700 library facilities in a 27,000 square mile area of northern and western Illinois.
RAILS provides delivery service to support Illinois’ vast inter-library loan program, technology support for more than 800 libraries’ electronic catalogs, and Talking Book Services that serve persons with visual or physical disabilities who cannot read conventional print material.
Currently Vice President of the Board and an At-Large Member, Spears’ new three year term will begin July 1. Spears believes this is an important time for the new library system. “With the changes that have occurred in Illinois libraries over the past several years, the role of the regional library systems is more important than ever,” he notes. “The next three years will be extremely pivotal in determining the structure of resource sharing between libraries throughout Illinois, and I am honored to have been reelected by my peers to serve on the Board.”
For more information visit www.naperville-lib.org.