Become a Find More Illinois Library

Find More Illinois is expanding to become a bigger, better resource for discovery and fulfillment. Any Illinois library is eligible to participate, regardless of library size, type, or integrated library system status.

In-person presentation and webinars were held in fall 2018. More will be scheduled for early 2019. In the meantime, contact Jane Plass if you would like a link to a recorded webinar.

Interested in Joining?

Expansion Schedule

Expansion will begin with three cohort groups to streamline implementation and training.

Cohort A

  • Sign-up period: September 4 through October 1, 2018
  • Implementation and training: October to mid-November 2018

Cohort B

  • Sign-up period: October 2 through November 23, 2018
  • Implementation and training: Late November 2018 to early February 2019

Cohort C

  • Sign-up period: November 26, 2018 through January 4, 2019
  • Implementation and training: January through early March 2019

Sign-up periods may be shortened if necessary to provide libraries that are joining with a quality implementation experience.

Future sign-up opportunities will be announced later.

Implementation Steps

  1. Quote acceptance/letter of intent (Library)
  2. Participation agreement (Library and RAILS)
  3. Data collection (RAILS, library, and integrated library system staff at library or shared catalog consortium)
  4. Software setup (Vendor and RAILS)
  5. Training (One day in-person training for library staff member, provided by RAILS and/or vendor)
  6. Integration of Find More Illinois into library's interlibrary loan workflow (Library, with advice from RAILS)