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Safety and Violence Prevention Resources from ALA

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) offers resources and best practices regarding violence prevention, emergency preparedness, and other valuable resources: Public Library Association Webinar on Violence Prevention in the Public Library Gun Violence and Libraries: Safety and Security for the Library Public Emergency Preparedness from the Public Library Association Resolution on Gun Violence Affecting Libraries, Library Workers, […]

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join this discussion about using the toolkit to support health literacy efforts in your library. Online – September 14th: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET Registration is required.

Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

WebJunction and the Public Library Association invite libraries and their community partners to join this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation’s opioid crisis. Over two million people in the US are estimated to be dependent on prescription opioids or heroin. A sharp rise in drug overdoses has […]

RI Foundation Offers Board Training

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Boards, staff: Learn new skills at RI Foundation’s fall workshops Members of nonprofit boards and staff are invited to attend free workshops being offered this fall by the RI Foundation Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence. A series of networking breakfasts for board chairs, as well as programs on succession planning, fundamentals of board service, and taking […]

Public Libraries : Apply for a Programming Kit for “The Vietnam War”

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Public libraries are invited to a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS stations beginning Sept. 17. The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Apply by August 1 to bring a programming kit for “The Vietnam War” to your public library. In an immersive […]

State Preservation Grants Available

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission has announced that the 2017 State Preservation Grant program is accepting applications. The purpose of the program is to support capital preservation projects at public historic sites, museums, and cultural art centers located in historic structures in the State of Rhode Island. The following groups are eligible […]

Opportunities to Publish

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Librarianship and Genealogy: Trends, Issues, Case Studies Book Publisher: McFarland Co-Editors: 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 […]

Using ALA’s Libraries Transform Campaign

Friday, February 24th, 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 […]

School libraries invited to apply for Sara Jaffarian Award

Tuesday, February 7th, 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, […]

Libraries as Community Catalysts: A New IMLS Report

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

A recently issued report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Reinvestment Fund provides frameworks for libraries and museums to connect with their communities. Produced as part of the Community Catalyst Initiative, the report is a handbook for libraries and museums to position themselves as critical sites within broader social and institutional networks […]

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