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Archive for November, 2017

Campaign for Third Grade Reading

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT welcomed state leaders and community partners to the Rhode Island College to discuss strategies to improve 3rd grade reading success. The Office of Library and Information Services Youth Services Coordinator was represented by Youth Srvices Coordinator Danielle Margarida at the […]

2018 Loleta D. Fyan Grant for Public Libraries

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant, a grant for up to $5,000 for the improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA President 1951-1952, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is equally entitled to high quality […]

American Dream Literacy Initiative

Monday, November 20th, 2017

With a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the American Library Association (ALA) is launching the sixth round of American Dream grants to public libraries to expand services to adult English language learners and/or adults in need of basic education and workforce development. Applicants in this round are eligible for one-time $10,000 grants. To […]

Building Bridges in a Divisive Climate

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The University of Rhode Island Libraries is offering a program to explore current issues and challenges in diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries, archives, and museums. In a panel discussion format, the program seeks to further advance civic values in our society and profession. Diversity comes in many dimensions such as age, disability, religion, sexual […]

Use Data to Increase Community Impact

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Are your library’s programs and services maximized to address the needs of the community you serve? The Public Library Association (PLA) is partnering with the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) to present a webinar on using data to understand the needs of the community and measure the impact of library programs in addressing these […]