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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 […]

Digital Preservation Management Workshop

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Call for Applications for the Digital Preservation Management Workshop The Digital Preservation Management Workshop is happy to announce  a five-day Digital Preservation Management Workshop directed by Nancy McGovern. When: 6/9/2013 6:00 PM EDT – 6/14/2013 12:00 PM EDT Host: Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The on-line Application will open this Thursday, April 11th […]

3/21 . . . EveryoneOn!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

March 21 marks the start of the national Ad Council campaign, EveryoneOn.  Materials for the campaign are available on the Ad Council website.  Let OLIS know if you’re doing anything on March 21, or want to become involved with the campaign.

EveryoneOn and Digital Literacy Day

Friday, March 1st, 2013

At the OLIS Library Directors Meeting on Thursday, Feb 28, OLIS shared information about the upcoming national Ad Council campaign to promote the importance of digital literacy.  EveryoneOn will launch in major markets on March 21.  Libraries will be prominently featured in the campaign as a “go to” place for digital literacy training.  RI libraries […]

Survey about Privacy and Library 2.0

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Stephanie P. Hess, Electronic Resources Librarian at Binghamton University, New York, is conducting a a brief survey regarding the opinions of librarians on issues regarding privacy and Library 2.0 technology. All questions are optional (and voluntary) and any data collected will be separated from the individual who responded. Please note that the survey should take […]

Digital Literacy, Libraries and Public Policy

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The American Library Association’s Digital Literacy Task Force has released a comprehensive report on digital literacy and digital inclusion in the context of school, public and academic libraries.  The report talks about how various libraries support digital literacy programs for their patrons and students. Libraries play an increasingly important role in digital literacy efforts.  A […]

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