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Cranston Public Library Receives LibraryAware Award

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Cranston Public Library announced that it has been named the third place recipient of the 2016 LibraryAware Community Award. This national award, given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™ (a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services), recognizes model communities that engage with their libraries to improve the lives of their citizens […]

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 […]

A Library Card for Every Student

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced “Communities across the U.S. Answer Call for a Library Card for Every Student” on January 19. White House event advances collaborative initiatives of library, school and elected leaders Washington, DC–Mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties are meeting in Washington, […]

RI Teen Book Award

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Voting is open for the Rhode Island Teen Book Award Voting period: January 11-February 22   It’s that time of year again! Along with the change in calendars comes the time when the teens of Rhode Island get a chance to pick the book they think is best they have read, from a list selected […]

Inspiration and Innovation in Libraries and Museums

Friday, September 18th, 2015

IMLS Hosts 2015 Focus Conference in New Orleans, November 16 and 17 Conference to highlight agency priorities, showcase IMLS grantees’ work, and explore the latest issues in museums and libraries The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will hold a conference that will bring together grantees, potential applicants, and professionals working in museums, libraries, […]

President Obama announces Open eBooks Initiative and ConnectEd

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

With a group of middle school students seated in front of him at the Anacostia Branch of the District of Columbia Public Library, and hundreds of other students on a “virtual field trip” watching online from throughout the country, President Obama announced the Open eBooks initiative. The program will make $250 million dollars in popular […]

Call for Articles

Monday, April 13th, 2015

If you have experience in financial literacy for patrons, engaging volunteers, or community engagement, write about it!  Two publishers are seeking writers for articles. 1.  Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons Book Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Editor: Carol Smallwood, Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use, Rowman & Littlefield, 2013 […]

Ethics and Privacy in Health Information

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

[February 25] WebJunction announced New Pathway for Understanding Ethics and Privacy in Health Information and Services http://bit.ly/1EuVA9e Libraries connect people to the information they need to enrich and improve their lives. When it comes to helping patrons with their health information needs, library staff often have questions about how to maintain ethical standards and patron […]

Health Literacy Toolkit

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Toolkit: Health Literacy and Health Insurance Literacy A new Alliance for Health Reform Toolkit, “Health Literacy and Health Insurance Literacy: Do Consumers Know What they are Buying?” addresses the extent and significance of both health literacy and health insurance literacy for Americans buying and using health insurance. The Toolkit includes: An overview of problems associated […]

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