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Apply for National Friends of Libraries Awards

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

United for Libraries is sponsoring the 11th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 16-22, 2016. Friends of the library groups across the country are celebrating by holding membership drives, book sales and special events, and officials are issuing proclamations to mark Friends of Libraries Week in their town or state. Libraries are also honoring […]

Library funding to commemorate U.S. entry into World War I

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Library of America has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partial support of World War I and America, a major initiative involving public programs in all fifty states, a traveling exhibition, a multimedia website, and the publication of an unprecedented anthology of writings by Americans who experienced World […]

NN/LM New England Region Funding Opportunities

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (NN/LM NER) announced the annual Request for Proposals (RFP). There are a lot of changes in the process to request funding and these are reflected in the new RFP’s. You can find the full announcement online. Additional RFPs are forthcoming, check the site. If you […]

2014 Public Libraries Survey Data Released

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Data from the Public Libraries Survey for FY 2014 was released by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on August 9, 2016. New online visualizations and tools make the data easier to explore and use. Press release The data are collected from approximately 9,000 public library systems comprised of over 17,000 individual main libraries, […]

Online (free!) conference for YA/Teen Librarians

Friday, July 29th, 2016

School Library Journal is offering SLJteenLIVE! on August 10. This virtual conference is an online conference highlighting the upcoming YA books and important issues impacting YA/teen materials and programming. Presenters include authors and innovative librarians in an engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience. Author panels will focus on important teen issues and […]

New Digital Archive “Colonial Justice”

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

“Colonial Justice” Digital Archive of 1729-1812 R.I. Court Records The Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) has launched the digital archive “Colonial Justice: Preserving and Digitizing Early Rhode Island Court Records.” These specific collections were selected by RIHS curators for digitization based on their rarity, as well as their unique documentation of the colonial justice system […]

Rhode Tour App in Spanish

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Latinos in Rhode Island Bilingual Rhode Tour Read, see and hear about storied places, economic tales, and religious communities that have helped Latinos make Providence and Rhode Island their home using the new Latinos in Rhode Island Bilingual Rhode Tour. The project was funded as a product of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History […]

Hurricane Preparedness Week May 15-21

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The Federal Emergency Management agency (FEMA) and the RI Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) have both declared that it’s hurricane season and are promoting hurricane preparedness. May 15 – 21 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Now it the right time to update your disaster plan and make sure its current to meet present circumstances. (Really check it […]

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound […]

Smart Money Week – Promote it!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

5th Annual Financial Literacy Awareness Series, Money Smart Week®, launches across Rhode Island from April 23 – 30, 2016 The Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) will launch the 5th annual financial literacy awareness series, Money Smart Week®, across Rhode Island from April 23 – 30, 2016 with events scheduled in libraries and community spaces throughout […]

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