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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 […]

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 […]

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