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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 […]

Opportunities to Publish

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Librarianship and Genealogy: Trends, Issues, Case Studies Book Publisher: McFarland Co-Editors: Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian. Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida; co-editor, Library Outreach to Writers and Poets (forthcoming, McFarland). One or two chapters […]

Celebrate 15 Years of Reading Across Rhode Island

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The RI Center for the Book is celebrating the 15th year of the signature program Reading Across Rhode Island! Event includes brunch with RI author Ann Hood, the famous Penny Social, a performance by Living Literature, trivia and more! Come celebrate 15 years of promoting literacy and community connections across our state! When: Sunday, May 21, […]

RI Governor Proclaims April “School Library Month”

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Celebrate School Library Month Governor Gina Raimondo has proclaimed April as School Library Month in Rhode Island, recognizing the contributions that school librarians make to their school communities. School Librarians of RI Follow School Librarians of RI on Twitter @SchLibRI Tweet about RI school libraries hashtag #schoollibrariesRI

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 […]

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