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2018 Loleta D. Fyan Grant for Public Libraries

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant, a grant for up to $5,000 for the improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA President 1951-1952, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is equally entitled to high quality […]

Use Data to Increase Community Impact

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Are your library’s programs and services maximized to address the needs of the community you serve? The Public Library Association (PLA) is partnering with the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) to present a webinar on using data to understand the needs of the community and measure the impact of library programs in addressing these […]

AskRI Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

AskRI is running a scavenger hunt for grade and middle schoolers involving some of the AskRI resources. And there are cool prizes!  Students can sign up as teams and give the team an awesome name! Learn the details at http://askri.org/scavenger-hunt/   Contact John Bent with questions about the contest. Deadline: Teams have until October 31 to […]

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 […]

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