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WWI Centennial: Doughboy Roadshow

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

As part of Rhode Island’s efforts to mark the centennial of America’s participation in World War I (1917 – 1919), the Rhode Island World War One (RIWW1CC) will be hosting “Doughboy Roadshow,” an event similar to a combined “Antiques Roadshow” and “Genealogy Roadshow.” Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Aldrich House, 110 […]

Post Graduate Certificate in Youth Experience

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The following opportunity from the University of Maryland may be of interest to school or youth services librarians: Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience: Application Window Open and Information Sessions Applications for the second cohort of students in the Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience (YX) offered by the College of […]

Rhode Island Tax Amnesty Program

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

From the RI Division of Taxation: “The Rhode Island Division of Taxation is offering a Tax Amnesty program which will allow certain taxpayers to pay the full amount of overdue taxes plus seventy-five percent of any interest due, without having to pay the remaining interest and any penalty amounts due and without being subject to […]

Campaign for Third Grade Reading

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT welcomed state leaders and community partners to the Rhode Island College to discuss strategies to improve 3rd grade reading success. The Office of Library and Information Services Youth Services Coordinator was represented by Youth Services Coordinator Danielle Margarida at the […]

IMLS Explores Changing Needs of Library Graduate Programs

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

IMLS Explores Changing Needs of Library Graduate Programs October 31, 2017 Washington, D.C.– IMLS launched the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) in 2003. Nearly fifteen years later, the agency continues to concentrate on developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public through […]

RI Governor Proclaims Information Literacy Month

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

October is Information Literacy Month! The Rhode Island Library Association’s Information Literacy Action Round Table (ILART) is celebrating the signing of Information Literacy Proclamation by Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea.  Information_Literacy_Month017 Proclamation Increase and share your information literacy skills and programming at the ILART event! EVALUATE: Separating Fact from […]

Cornucopia of RI presents: A Source of Peace: Libraries & Immigration

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Cornucopia of RI presents: A Source of Peace: Libraries & Immigration – The Real News!   Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:30 P. M. The Rhode Island State House, State Room, 2nd floor 82 Smith Street Providence, Rhode Island 02908 Free and open to the public.  Light Refreshments, free parking* Register Join Cornucopia of Rhode Island: […]

Grant Opportunities from RICH

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Each fall the Rhode Island Humanities Council (RICH) offers free information workshops about its major and mini grant opportunities. Logan Hinderliter, Program Officer, Grants and Partnerships is going to four RI public libraries in the next few weeks to present detailed information and be available for questions. More details available on the Council’s calendar. Wednesday, September 20 […]

Safety and Violence Prevention Resources from ALA

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) offers resources and best practices regarding violence prevention, emergency preparedness, and other valuable resources: Public Library Association Webinar on Violence Prevention in the Public Library Gun Violence and Libraries: Safety and Security for the Library Public Emergency Preparedness from the Public Library Association Resolution on Gun Violence Affecting Libraries, Library Workers, […]

Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

WebJunction and the Public Library Association invite libraries and their community partners to join this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation’s opioid crisis. Over two million people in the US are estimated to be dependent on prescription opioids or heroin. A sharp rise in drug overdoses has […]

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