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Call for papers: Accessibility and Libraries

By Donna DiMichele | October 21, 2014

Special Issue call for papers: Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries

Advances in Librarianship announces a call for papers for a special issue devoted to examining how libraries can be made more accessible for people with disabilities.

Academic, public, school, and special libraries all have patrons and staff members with disabilities, making equitable service a priority for these organizations designed to serve their entire communities.

Submission deadline: March 31, 2015.

This book, edited by Brian Wentz, Paul Jaeger, and John Bertot, will include essays devoted to the following themes:

Advances in Librarianship is a key resource for practitioners, researchers, students and faculty members seeking in-depth literature and solutions to current and emerging issues in the fields of library and information science and related fields.

Please direct inquiries and chapter ideas to Paul Jaeger. Read more about this special issue.

The notice was submitted by:
Sallie Gregson
Editorial Assistant | Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Tel: 01274 785217 Ext: #2217 Fax: +44 (0)1274 785244
E-mail: sgregson@emeraldinsight.com
www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com | www.emeraldinsight.com

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Ebola Resources for Libraries

By Donna DiMichele | October 10, 2014

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have online resources to help you answer questions about Ebola, the outbreak, and related issues such as transportation-related concerns.

Follow the links below to access the resources.

NLM Information Resources for the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

NN/LM,New England Region Resources for the Ebola Outbreak

OLIS has a librarians’ list for health information, consumer health and Affordable Care Act resources, and NN/LM Updates. If you would like to subscribe to ACA-rilibs googlegroups.com, contact Donna DiMichele directly. Open to RI library staff only.

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Updates from NM/LN – NER and MLA

By Donna DiMichele | October 6, 2014

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region and Medical Library Association 2014 Update

NN/LM NER  offers many services to libraries in New England, including grants and training. Log onto this webinar if you want to learn more and the latest.

Webinar: Thursday, October 9, 2014  10 AM – 11:15 AM ET

The webinar includes updates from the National Library of Medicine and the Medical Library Association.


Please register online.

For more information, contact
Michelle Eberle, MSLIS, AHIP
Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region
(508) 856-2435 | (800) 338-7657

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AS220 Hosts Mini Maker Faire

By admin | September 29, 2014

The 6th annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire is happening on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 11am to 6pm at multiple locations in downtown Providence. Sponsored by AS220 and Revolution x Design, the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of New Englanders’ do-it-yourself ingenuity and innovation.

Maker Faire is billed as the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  At the Faire, people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.  It features hands-on making, building and hacking, crafting, garage technology, arts and creativity for sale, and robots. AS220 is creating a community of builders, inventors, and designers in Rhode Island, so let’s add libraries to the mix!

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iBill Currency Reader Requests

By ann | September 29, 2014

The iBill Currency Reader is a federal program. If a public librarian gets an inquiry about the iBill Currency Reader, here is some information about who is eligible and what to do.

Current National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) patrons in Rhode Island requesting a currency reader may sign up through Talking Books Plus (TBP) by calling (401) 574-9310. TBP members are NLS patrons residing in Rhode Island.

If a person residing in Rhode Island is not a TBP member and is eligible for the service, he/she should complete an application for TBP membership. After validation of the application, the new member may request to be put on the waiting list for the iBill currency reader. If an individual is not eligible for TBP/NLS service, he /she should call the BEP (Bureau of Engraving and Printing) US Currency Reader Program Customer Support Center at (844) 815-9388 or the Library of Congress iBill Project Coordinator, Charles Rogan at (202) 707-9297.

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Sen. Reed Visits Providence Public Library

By admin | September 19, 2014

Senator Jack Reed visited the Providence Public Library on Sept. 19 to learn more about several IMLS funded grants at PPL.  In April, OLIS awarded a LORI grant to the RI Family Literacy Initiative for Computer Literacy for Non-Native English Speaking Adults.  PPL is also in the midst of its ALLACCESS project, funded by an IMLS grant.  ALLACCESS (Adult Lifelong Learning Access), a partnership with Cranston Public Library and TechACCESS of RI, seeks to improve the literacy and workforce skills of adult library patrons.

Read about the visit on the Senator’s website.

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URI GSLIS Receives Grant for Media Smart Libraries

By admin | September 19, 2014

Senator Jack Reed announced the award of a $475,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.  The award, a National Leadership Grant, will support the Media Smart Libraries project lead by Professor Renee Hobbs, director of the Media Education Lab at URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media.  The Office of Library and Information Services and the Providence Children’s Film Festival will partner with URI GSLIS on the project.

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Webinar on financial literacy, Sept. 23

By admin | September 11, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is offering the following webinar as part of their ongoing series to assist librarians in meeting the financial needs of patrons.  To receive notifications of upcoming webinars, email the CFPB.

Setting Money Goals

Sometimes, if you’re offering programs on money topics, patrons may come to you with questions about setting money goals. In this webinar, we will start to dig in to the basics of money management. The goal of this webinar will be to introduce you to financial goals and how you can show patrons to create effective money goals.

Goals are the first step in reaching important money milestones. Fuzzy goals could lead to procrastination or feeling overwhelmed. But sharp, well-defined goals could help people clearly see how much they need to save every week or month to hit their target.

Join us on September 23 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 EDT.

1) To join the webinar, please click on the following link at the time of the webinar:


If that link does not work, you can also access the webinar by clicking https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/ and enter the following information:

Conference number: PW8729932

Audience passcode: LIBRARY

2) Phone: 888-947-8930

Participant passcode: LIBRARY

Visit the CFPB website to get free copies of CFPB consumer brochures.

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Call for Papers on Resource Sharing

By Donna DiMichele | September 4, 2014

Call for Papers: Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve provides a forum for the presentation of pure and applied research results, discussion of best practices and review of literature regarding all aspects of library resource sharing, document delivery and reserves services.

The journal is currently seeking submissions of scholarly papers regarding:

• New models and emerging technologies for resource sharing
• Cooperative training ventures
• Shared storage facilities
• Cooperative collection development
• Document delivery
• Shared virtual library services and digitization projects
• Networks and cooperatives
• Copyright and permissions issues in Interlibrary loan and electronic reserves
• ILL of specialized library materials such as music and media
• Consortial training and continuing education
• Other multi-library collaborative efforts

The journal is also seeking papers for a new column of articles written by Library & Information Science students on their experiences and knowledge of library services.

For more information, including manuscript specifications, see the Routledge announcement.

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Mobile Apps News

By ann | September 4, 2014

Mobile Apps News written by Nichole Hennig is a twice monthly free newsletter on mobile apps, tips for using them in creative ways, and discounts on courses and ebooks. Read about “surprising ways that mobile apps are making information accessible to all.” And if you haven’t heard about it already, here’s a place to learn more about Apps for Librarians.

Talking Books Plus of OLIS is the Rhode Island network library for the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) which offers the BARD app for its members. For more information about the BARD app, call 574-9310.

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