By admin | April 24, 2017
National Library Legislative Day is May 1-2 in Washington DC. Rhode Island has a delegation of 8 attending, including members of the Library Board of Rhode Island, the Coalition of Library Advocates, the RI Library Association, and School Librarians of Rhode Island; the delegation is supported by the Office of Library and Information Services.
The delegation will be visiting with members of the RI congressional delegation to bring their attention to the importance of libraries, the importance of federal funding (especially LSTA) in supporting library services in Rhode Island, and other legislation that impacts libraries. If you can’t make it to DC next week, you can still attend the American Library Association’s Briefing Day that is a critical part of National Library Legislative Day.
By Donna DiMichele | April 11, 2017
Librarianship and Genealogy: Trends, Issues, Case Studies
Book Publisher: McFarland
Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida; co-editor, Library Outreach to Writers and Poets (forthcoming, McFarland).
One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical know-how about what works for patrons with genealogy: proven, creative, case studies, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues with acquisitions, storage, digitization, innovative workshops, community outreach, grants, user instruction, latest resources.
One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s).
Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more.
E-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by May 30, 2017, brief bio on each author; place GENEALOGY, YOUR LAST NAME on subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tolerance: Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Action
Book Publisher: McFarland
Su Epstein, Ph.D., co-editor. Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, Connecticut;
Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Public Library Systems, Special, School Librarian, Michigan;
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida.
One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing how to take the concept of diversity to the next level. The role librarians can play in social justice and social change, activities supporting tolerance in libraries. Topics could be inclusivity, tolerance, civic engagement, civic education, human rights, social responsibility; in the areas of collection development, programming, professional development, partnerships and outreach—just to name a few.
One author or two or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies.
Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.
E-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by May 30, 2017, brief bio on each author; place TOL, YOUR LAST NAME on subject line to: email@example.com
By Donna DiMichele | April 11, 2017
The RI Center for the Book is celebrating the 15th year of the signature program Reading Across Rhode Island!
Event includes brunch with RI author Ann Hood, the famous Penny Social, a performance by Living Literature, trivia and more! Come celebrate 15 years of promoting literacy and community connections across our state!
When: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The Squantum Association, 947 Veterans Memorial, Parkway, East Providence, RI
Cost: $25.00 Payable in Advance
Pay online or Call 401-273-2250
The Office of Library and Information Services
is a proud sponsor of Reading Across RI!
By Donna DiMichele | March 31, 2017
Celebrate School Library Month
Governor Gina Raimondo has proclaimed April as School Library Month in Rhode Island, recognizing the contributions that school librarians make to their school communities.
Follow School Librarians of RI on Twitter @SchLibRI
Tweet about RI school libraries hashtag #schoollibrariesRI
By Donna DiMichele | March 23, 2017
Kickstarter Campaign for RI School Library Advocacy Video
The School Librarians of RI (SLRI) professional association wants to tell the world “we are no longer the “shushing librarians” of the past. We are doing amazing things in our school libraries!”
SLRI is creating a video to tell people what school librarians do in today’s libraries. “It’s on us: The Stories of Public School Librarians” will be funded through a Kickstarter campaign.
You can take action by making a pledge to the SLRI Kickstarter campaign. The project will fund the production of a film that can be used as an effective tool to spread the word about how librarians are impacting students and communities to support 21st century learning.
Help SLRI spread the word. Post on FB, tweet and tell your colleagues and friends.
#libitsonus #SchoolLibrarian #SchoolLibraries #LibrariesMatter
The campaign ends on April 24th.
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By Donna DiMichele | March 20, 2017
When: April 4, 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: The College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
Keynote: Mary Minow will address fake news literacy and the role of libraries and other cultural heritage institutions in the dissemination, collection and preservation of it.
By Donna DiMichele | February 24, 2017
Using ALA’s Libraries Transform Campaign for Your Library
Register for a free webinar to provide libraries with information and training about ways to incorporate Libraries Transform messaging into regular communication channels and leverage the campaign in advocacy activities, such as legislative day. Other topics will include:
- Using the toolkit materials, including logos, Because statements and graphics
- Customizing key messages from the campaign to appeal to the public and key stakeholders like local legislators
- Incorporating the campaign with your current brand
Presenter: Jeff Julian, Director, Public Awareness Office, American Library Association.
Date and time: March 14, 2017, 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET
More information and registration are online.
The program is offered by National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
By alicia | February 23, 2017
The Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) are sponsoring a scholarship for public librarians to attend the Legal Research Instruction Program (LRIP), a legal research class for librarians in Boston.
All public librarians in New England are encouraged to apply!
The Legal Research Instruction Program (LRIP) is a six week seminar geared towards librarians interested in learning more about legal research.
Each week, a different aspect of legal research is covered, everything from an overview of the U.S. legal system to finding transactional law documents. The class will run on Tuesday evenings from March 14th – April 25th (with no class on April 18th). This year, one week will be online and the remaining classes will be held from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Suffolk Law in Boston. For more information about the LRIP course, go to http://llne.org/legalresearchinstruction/intro_course/ or contact Brian Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LLNE Service Committee is providing two scholarships to cover the cost of registration. Applicants must be public librarians from the New England area. For more information and to apply, go to http://llne.org/committees/service/.
Please send applications to Nicole Dyszlewski at email@example.com by Thursday, March 2, 2017.
If you have questions, please contact the co-chairs of the Service Committee, Joshua LaPorte (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jessica Jones (email@example.com).
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By Donna DiMichele | February 13, 2017
The Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund supports the preservation of historical manuscripts, documents and municipal records dating from the 19th century and earlier from the smaller cities and towns in Rhode Island. Grants generally range from $250-$600 and support direct conservation efforts for paper-based documents, photographs, and other two-dimensional historical evidence (excluding artwork). This can include restoration, preservation, or to defray the costs associated with the acquisition of documents. Proposals that demonstrate concern about long-term storage issues or have planned document storage will be looked upon most favorably. All historical and preservation societies and libraries from the smaller cities and towns of Rhode Island are eligible to apply.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court Historical Society Fund supports nonprofit organizations that wish to provide programs that preserve the history of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the Rhode Island judicial system, preserve artifacts and records of the court system, publish works of history about Rhode Island legal history, and offer public forums about Rhode Island legal and constitutional history. Organizations should provide matching resources in funds or through in-kind services. Funds may not be used for the purchase of equipment.
The deadline to apply is March 10, 2017. Please click here to apply for the Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund and here for the Rhode Island Supreme Court Historical Society Fund. If applicable, you may apply for funding from both funds.
Questions? Contact Kelly Riley, Donor Services Administrator, at 401-427-4028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Donna DiMichele | February 7, 2017
The American Library Association Public Programs Office announced that school libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming. Libraries serving grades kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible. ALA press release
Nominations for the 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming will be accepted until May 5, 2017. Applications, award guidelines and a list of previous winners are available on the ALA website.
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