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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 […]

Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact

Monday, April 7th, 2014

“Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact” – a public hearing that you can join in person, on YouTube or through Google+ (live stream) The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), has issued an invitation to a public hearing, “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact.” Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler will make opening remarks, […]

IMLS Awards 3 National Leadership Grants to RI

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced National Leadership Grant awards to the University of Rhode Island, Providence Public Library, and Providence Community Library. The projects were selected from more than 285 applications. National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that improve professional practice beyond the grantee institution. “Libraries of all types are […]

Information Literacy Month Planned for RI

Friday, August 16th, 2013

August 15 – The Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) is closely collaborating with School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLRI)  to have October declared Information Literacy Month in Rhode Island for the second year in a row.  A proclamation proposal has been sent to Governor Lincoln Chafee in the hope that Rhode Island will join over […]

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