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Archive for June, 2016

New Digital Archive “Colonial Justice”

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

“Colonial Justice” Digital Archive of 1729-1812 R.I. Court Records The Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) has launched the digital archive “Colonial Justice: Preserving and Digitizing Early Rhode Island Court Records.” These specific collections were selected by RIHS curators for digitization based on their rarity, as well as their unique documentation of the colonial justice system […]

NELA Advocacy Summit, July 19

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The New England Library Association (NELA) is sponsoring an Advocacy Summit on Tuesday, July 19th at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens in Boylston, MA.  This is the first time NELA has embarked on this type of event and it encourages participation from all six New England states. Opening Keynote: Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director, New York Library […]

Library of Congress Literacy Awards – RI

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Call for Nominations With the generous support of David Rubenstein, the Library of Congress has asked Rhode Island Center for the Book at Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to administer a state literacy awards program. Our awards program will recognize literacy projects that deliver impact through partnership with the Rhode Island library community. Libraries […]

Rhode Tour App in Spanish

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Latinos in Rhode Island Bilingual Rhode Tour Read, see and hear about storied places, economic tales, and religious communities that have helped Latinos make Providence and Rhode Island their home using the new Latinos in Rhode Island Bilingual Rhode Tour. The project was funded as a product of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History […]

Grants for RI Libraries in Historic Buildings

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Libraries in historic buildings may be eligible for a State Preservation Grant from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. The Commission is accepting applications for the 2016 round of grants. A Letter of Intent (strongly encouraged) is due on July 1, 2016, and Applications are due on Friday, August 19, 2016. You can […]

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 […]