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No longer the “shushing librarians”

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Kickstarter Campaign for RI School Library Advocacy Video The School Librarians of RI (SLRI) professional association wants to tell the world “we are no longer the “shushing librarians” of the past. We are doing amazing things in our school libraries!” SLRI is creating a video to tell people what school librarians do in today’s libraries. […]

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 […]

Using ALA’s Libraries Transform Campaign

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Using ALA’s Libraries Transform Campaign for Your Library Register for a free webinar to provide libraries with information and training about ways to incorporate Libraries Transform messaging into regular communication channels and leverage the campaign in advocacy activities, such as legislative day. Other topics will include: Using the toolkit materials, including logos, Because statements and […]

Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) Scholarship

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) are sponsoring a scholarship for public librarians to attend the Legal Research Instruction Program (LRIP), a legal research class for librarians in Boston. All public librarians in New England are encouraged to apply! The Legal Research Instruction Program (LRIP) is a six week seminar geared towards librarians interested […]

Grants for Preservation of Historical Documents and Records

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund and the RI Supreme Court Historical Society Fund. The Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund supports the preservation of historical manuscripts, documents and municipal records dating from the 19th century and earlier from the smaller cities and towns in Rhode Island. Grants generally […]

School libraries invited to apply for Sara Jaffarian Award

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The American Library Association Public Programs Office announced that school libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming. Libraries serving grades kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible. ALA press release Nominations for the 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming will be accepted until May 5, […]

Libraries as Community Catalysts: A New IMLS Report

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

A recently issued report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Reinvestment Fund provides frameworks for libraries and museums to connect with their communities. Produced as part of the Community Catalyst Initiative, the report is a handbook for libraries and museums to position themselves as critical sites within broader social and institutional networks […]

RI Library Day

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The Rhode Island Library Association (RI) has announced that the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Library Day will be on Saturday, April 8, 2017, a date which kicks off National Library Week (April 9th-15th, 2017). The purpose of RI Library Day is to host events and plan activities that will raise awareness about the wonderful things […]

RI Foundation Awards to RI School Libraries

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Dozens of teachers in communities across Rhode Island will receive nearly $190,000 through the Spark Grants program at the Rhode Island Foundation. Launched by philanthropists Letitia and John Carter in 2013, the program offered school-wide reading grants of up to $10,000 for the first time this year. Elementary schools in seven communities will receive grants […]

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 […]

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