Rockford has some of the most popular attractions in Explore More Illinois, RAILS’ online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries. Share the first of our Explore More Illinois travel videos with your patrons! The video highlights attractions like Anderson Japanese Gardens, Discovery Center Museum, Rockford Art Museum, and Volcano Falls Adventure Park. It’s perfect to share on your social media accounts or on digital signage. We plan on creating new travel videos regularly for you to share with your patrons.
In a new Specialized Library Spotlight, RAILS Member Engagement Manager Dan Bostrom speaks with Rita Hassert, Library Collections Manager at the Sterling Morton Library at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. Rita discusses ACORN (Arboretum COllections & Resources Nexus), an online platform that provides access to the library's special collections. This platform is open to anyone and gives users the opportunity to search photos, videos, audio, letters, and more! To access ACORN, please visit: https://acorn.mortonarb.org/
Debbie Baaske, acting Member Engagement Manager speaks with Laura Turner, Librarian at the Technical Information Center at Caterpillar Inc. located outside of Peoria, IL. Laura talks about this highly specialized engineering library that serves all worldwide employees of Caterpillar. They also act as the company’s repository of internal reports and technical documentation for the entire history of Caterpillar.