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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A La Rhody – Rhode Island’s rich culinary history

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

A La Rhody – Rhode Island’s rich culinary history   Leaders from local educational, cultural and tourism organizations have joined together to encourage like-minded groups to participate in a year-long program aimed at exploring Rhode Island’s rich heritage through its culinary history. The initiative, called A La Rhody, will include programs and special events with […]

2017 Reading Across Rhode Island

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has announced the 2017 Reading Across Rhode Island book. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson   Public events include: January 29, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI […]

Apply for National Friends of Libraries Awards

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

United for Libraries is sponsoring the 11th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 16-22, 2016. Friends of the library groups across the country are celebrating by holding membership drives, book sales and special events, and officials are issuing proclamations to mark Friends of Libraries Week in their town or state. Libraries are also honoring […]

Information Literacy Month

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

October is Information Literacy Month! Recognizing the importance of information literacy as a key component in effective decision making and enhancing one’s ability to compete in the workforce and global economy, Governor Gina Raimondo has proclaimed October as Information Literacy Month.  This is the fourth year that the Governor’s Office has recognized and supported the […]

LBRI Member Awarded Golden Apple

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Phyllis Humphrey, Library Media Specialist at Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, was presented with the Golden Apple award by NBC10, the RI Department of Education and Hasbro. Phyllis was appointed by the Governor to the Library Board of Rhode Island (LBRI) in 2008 to represent school libraries. She is also a member of the […]

2016 GSLIS Annual Gathering

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Join alumni, students, friends, and faculty at the 2016 University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Annual Gathering  on Friday, April 15, 2016.  The featured speaker is Dr. Micah Altman, Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries. This year’s honorees include: Alumni of the Year: […]

Rhode Island Library Day – April 16

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Thanks to the RI Library Association for coordinating this event, which was a great success last year.  We hope all libraries participate again this year.  RILA has graphics and sample letters to invite local officials to your library available on its Library Day webpage.  Help raise awareness of all the wonderful things that happen in […]

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