CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Sue Silander has been a part of the Marian Catholic community for the past 35 years serving as the Spartans head librarian.
As department chairperson of the library department, Silander has shared her knowledge of numerous resources with not only the students at Marian Catholic but the faculty and staff as well. She often invites students and even entire classes at a time into the library to present new ways of academic research and library studies.
As part of Silander’s relentless effort to assist students, she has recently been elected as Marian Catholic’s representative for the RAIL’s, or Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Member Advisory Group in Illinois. This library system that she now joins is one of two multi-type regional library systems in the state. RAIL services a vast majority of both morthern and western Illinois representing 3,700 library facilities.
“I really wanted the library system to stay relevant,” Silander said.
Representing more than 500 schools, Silander knows she will have her hands full in her duties. After serving on the advisory group early in her career, Silander felt the urge to get involved again.
“It was about time to give back to the profession I love,” she said.
She will serve a two-year term as Marian Catholic’s representative with RAILS’s Member Advisory Group.