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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 […]

Resources for Reading Across RI 2016

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Reading Across Rhode Island 2016 You undoubtedly know that the Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) 2016 book is The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. You are thinking about incorporating the book into your reading group schedules and perhaps you have considered some programming but really aren’t sure where to go with it. The RI Center […]

Intellectual Freedom & Thomas Paine @yourlibrary

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and Ian Ruskin offer libraries an opportunity to provide advance screenings of  To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine as a program for their communities before it’s aired on public television. In addition to the film license, libraries are supplied with the […]

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