Welcome to ATLAS!

ATLAS (Area Training for Librarians and Staff) is an organization of public libraries in Northeastern Illinois dedicated to provide networking and continuing education opportunities for librarians, staff and trustees.

The former MLS Zones 6, 8, and 9 have become ATLAS, a formal organization dedicated to providing continuing education and networking opportunities for its members. Membership is open to any RAILS public library, for an annual membership fee of $50 with the understanding that most meetings and workshops will take place in the south/southwest suburbs.

In addition to ATLAS Presents, the CE component, ATLAS facilitates informal monthly SSLAM (South Suburban Library Administrator) Meetings, open to all public library directors.  Topics will include areas of commonality in system, state, and local levels. The dates and locations for SSLAM can be found on Networking Opportunities.

All CE events run from 9:30am to 12pm and are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, unless otherwise noted.

ATLAS Member Libraries