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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 […]

Apply now for the Libraries Ready to Code grant!

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The application for Phase III of the Libraries Ready to Code Grant is open now through August 31. The grant program, sponsored generously by Google, will fund a cohort of school and public libraries to design computational thinking and computer science programs for and with youth, including underrepresented youth.  A total of 25 – 50 […]

Digital Commonwealth 2017 Conference

Monday, March 20th, 2017

“Charting the Digital Future” – 2017 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference When: April 4, 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Location: The College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center, Worcester, Massachusetts Keynote: Mary Minow will address fake news literacy and the role of libraries and other cultural heritage institutions in the dissemination, collection and preservation of […]

RILA-ILART Lesson Swap

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The Rhode Island Library Association’s Information Literacy Action Round Table (RILA-ILART) is hosting a lesson swap. RILA-ILART is looking for librarians who would like to share successful lessons, or lessons that could be perfect with some feedback. Lessons from all levels and library types, from school to university to public, that relate to an information […]

Digital Commonwealth Conference

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Digital Commonwealth Conference Enhance your knowledge of the development and preservation of digital collections at the 10th annual Digital Commonwealth Conference. April 5, 2015 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts Keynotes by Society of American Archivists fellows Paul Conway and Richard Pearce-Moses. Additional sessions include: Brookline’s Wild-Sargent House of 1822: New life through digital […]

New England Media & Memory Coalition

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The New England Media & Memory Coalition (NEMMC) was unveiled by WGBH/FRONTLINE Records Manager John Campopiano. Geared towards anyone interested in archives, community media, or media in general, NEMMC is a regional organization for the discussion and promotion of how media and digital and analog technologies intersect with and relate to memory, identity, nostalgia, and […]

Measuring Digital Literacy

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project created an assessment that defines the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in eight main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating […]

The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center, the 5th annual online conference on this issue, will provide answers to some of the challenges that libraries face in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST) ONLINE This free, daylong professional development conference […]

E-Verify Webinar for Public Librarians (3rd in series)

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

E-Verify: Employment Eligibility Verification Webinar for Public Librarians (3rd in series) The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will offer the third in a series of free webinars for public librarians about immigration and U.S. citizenship topics. The USCIS-IMLS webinar, “E-Verify: Employment Eligibility Verification Resources for Employers, […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 15

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The 2014 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)  is May 15th.  On that day, designers, developers, usability professionals and everyone else is encouraged to take an hour to experience first hand the impact of digital accessibility. Use a mobile device to caption a video. Follow YouTube or 3Play Media for Vimeo information to add captions. Register […]

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