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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 […]

Smart Money Week – Promote it!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

5th Annual Financial Literacy Awareness Series, Money Smart Week®, launches across Rhode Island from April 23 – 30, 2016 The Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) will launch the 5th annual financial literacy awareness series, Money Smart Week®, across Rhode Island from April 23 – 30, 2016 with events scheduled in libraries and community spaces throughout […]

Resources for Reading Across RI 2016

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Reading Across Rhode Island 2016 You undoubtedly know that the Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) 2016 book is The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. You are thinking about incorporating the book into your reading group schedules and perhaps you have considered some programming but really aren’t sure where to go with it. The RI Center […]

A Library Card for Every Student

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced “Communities across the U.S. Answer Call for a Library Card for Every Student” on January 19. White House event advances collaborative initiatives of library, school and elected leaders Washington, DC–Mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties are meeting in Washington, […]

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Online Reading Room

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

In conjunction with UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, WGBH and the Library of Congress are pleased to announce the launch of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Online Reading Room. With contributions from more than 100 public media organizations across the country, programs that for decades have gathered dust on shelves are now […]

National Friends of the Library Week

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Support your library’s Friends groups with resources from United for Libraries as it coordinates the 10th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 18-24, 2015. OLIS knows how much your library’s Friends groups support the programs and services of your community’s library. United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association says this about […]

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