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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 […]

APPLY NOW: Media Literacy @ Your Library

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

ALA, in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, invites public libraries to apply for Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train library workers to help their adult patrons become better news consumers. In this six-month learning and prototyping project, ALA and the Center for News Literacy […]

National Leadership & Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grants

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

IMLS announced a single September 1 deadline for IMLS’ two largest discretionary library programs: National Leadership Grants and (NLG) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grants (LB21). Two page preliminary proposals are due on September 1. Please consider applying, listening to the recordings of the informational webinars, and getting in touch with IMLS discretionary program […]

IMLS Accepting Nominations for the 2018 National Medal

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services recognizes outstanding libraries and museums that have made significant contributions to improve the well being of their communities. The winning museums and libraries are presented with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for community service. IMLS is now accepting nominations […]

Public Libraries : Apply for a Programming Kit for “The Vietnam War”

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Public libraries are invited to a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS stations beginning Sept. 17. The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Apply by August 1 to bring a programming kit for “The Vietnam War” to your public library. In an immersive […]

National Library Legislative Day – participate virtually!

Monday, April 24th, 2017

National Library Legislative Day is May 1-2 in Washington DC.  Rhode Island has a delegation of 8 attending, including members of the Library Board of Rhode Island, the Coalition of Library Advocates, the RI Library Association, and School Librarians of Rhode Island; the delegation is supported by the Office of Library and Information Services. The […]

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