By Donna DiMichele | April 8, 2013
The Healthy Communities, Community of Interest, invites you to join us for:
Conducting Outreach with Immigrants, free webinar
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2 – 3 PM
Presenter: Lorena Sprager
Register (Free, but you must register)
The presenter will offer ways to establish a relationship with immigrant communities as well as ways to partner with them to conduct outreach. We will also address how fear related to the current climate towards immigrants affects outreach and share a new, free resource that supports people who conduct outreach with immigrants. Then we will learn about a specific outreach project and how it impacted the immigrant community it was intending to reach.
About the Speaker:
Lorena Sprager brings over 25 years experience of working hand in hand with immigrants and Latinos. Her work includes promoting health, facilitating access to services and developing leadership. Lorena’s approach is to honor traditions and build on assets. She works in both Spanish and English languages. Based in Hood River, Oregon, she heads the health literacy and promotion firm of Lorena Sprager and Associates, LLC. She is also Project Manager at Nuestra Comunidad Sana (Our Healthy Community). Lorena serves on the Region X Health Equity Council of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities.
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Michelle Eberle, Consumer Health Information Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region
(508) 856-2435 | (800) 338-7657
By karen | April 8, 2013
Broadband RI’s Stuart Freiman and OLIS’ Howard Boksenbaum will be featured in a national WebJunction Webinar on April 13 at 1 pm. The session focuses on Rhode Island’s digital inclusion stakeholder engagement process. The discussion includes why Broadband Rhode Island (BBRI) decided it was important to create a process of engaging stakeholders in order to discuss technology access and use. Key collaborators, such as OLIS and Pam Christman, formerly of OSHEAN, will explain their involvement, how various sectors were engaged, the impact of NTIA funded projects upon the stakeholder engagement process, and how policy recommendations were created and prioritized.
For more information and to register, visit WebJunction.
By Donna DiMichele | April 1, 2013
Querying the Library: Digitization & Its Impact Conference
The James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College is hosting a conference on Querying the Library: Digitization and its Impact.
When: Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Where: James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908
Registration: Full Rate $15.00 Student Rate $5.00 (includes lunch)
Publishing Inti: A Suite of Services Case Study
Mark Caprio and the Digital Services Publishing Team, Providence College
Converting PDFs to EPUBs in Digital Commons@RIC
Brendan Ryan, Reference and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Rhode Island College
Open Access and the Institutional Repository
Julia Lovett, Digital Initiatives Librarian & Andrée Rathemacher, Head of Acquisitions at the University of Rhode Island Library
The Role of the Conservator in the Digitization Program at Boston College Libraries
Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator at the John J. Burns Library, Boston College
Sixteen Students, Fourteen Weeks: Building a Digital Library Through Collaborative Learning
Kathryn M. Thornhill Simmons College GSLIS ’13, and her colleagues
Flipping the Tour: Using Technology to Promote Active Learning
Maura Keating, Reference Librarian at Bryant University
Tweeting Our Way to Success!
Mary Jordan, Assistant Professor at Simmons College GSLIS
Cross Platform Apps to Enhance Teaching & Learning
Kieran Ayton, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Rhode Island College
By ann | March 28, 2013
The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College is soliciting applications from organizations and businesses offering social, recreational, leisure and cultural activities in Rhode Island communities for “Access for All Abilities” (AAA) Mini-Grants. The Sherlock Center will award up to four grants in 2013. Organizations may apply for up to $2,500.
The purpose of this grant program is to support efforts of Rhode Island leisure businesses and organizations to include more people with disabilities in scheduled activities, alongside people without disabilities and increase access (physical, financial, programmatic) for people with various disabilities to existing social, leisure, recreational, and cultural activities in the community.
AAA Grant applicants must be businesses or organizations offering social, leisure, recreational, and/or cultural activities to the general public in Rhode Island. Non-profit organizations, businesses, city or town government agencies are encouraged to apply.
For complete details and to access the application, go to www.sherlockcenter.org.
By Donna DiMichele | March 26, 2013
Libraries & Influence: Activities & Opportunities
The ALA Washington Office is gathering information regarding individual’s involvement in connecting with policymakers. Your responses will help ALA develop a comprehensive resource on effective influence tools, techniques and strategies, including case studies and tips from all parts of the library community.
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. Survey.
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By karen | March 22, 2013
Library Journal writes about how the Ephrata Public Library in Pennsylvania circulates Roku boxes as a way to provide patrons with access to streaming content such as NetFlix and HuluPlus. For those not familiar with the Roku box, it’s a great little device that allows you to stream content from a huge variety of sources, both free and subscription, through your home wireless or broadband. I personally use it for NetFlix, Pandora, Amazon and various free content sources. I love my Roku (thanks Lauren M. for turning me on to it) and even take it with me if I go away for a week and am renting a beach house (with wireless, of course).
It’s this wonderful portability that makes it a great device for libraries to loan. The Ephrata PL lends the devices with library subscriptions to NetFlix and HuluPlus. Read about it in Library Journal. Anyone in RI doing this?
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By karen | March 20, 2013
March 21 marks the start of the national Ad Council campaign, EveryoneOn. Materials for the campaign are available on the Ad Council website. Let OLIS know if you’re doing anything on March 21, or want to become involved with the campaign.
By Donna DiMichele | March 19, 2013
Hosting a Personal Digital Archiving Day Event
There’s still time to register for the free webinar “Hosting a Personal Digital Archiving Day Event” that takes place Wednesday, March 21st.
This webinar discusses how to host an innovative public program on preserving personal digital information.
In an effort to share knowledge on how best to care for personal digital information, The Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program developed The Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit. The toolkit provides resources for staff at libraries, archives and other cultural institutions to help them plan and present a personal digital archiving day program.
This webinar focuses on the resources included in the kit, how the kit can be used to plan a public program, and why holding a personal digital archiving program is beneficial for both public libraries and their communities.
By Donna DiMichele | March 14, 2013
“Preservation Works”–the 28th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
Where: West Warwick, RI
When: Saturday, April 27, 8:30am-6pm
Registration cost: $40.00 includes morning coffee and pastry, lunch, closing reception
The day-long “Preservation Works” conference examines how preservation works and what we work to preserve–historic libraries, mills and mill villages, downtown commercial districts, public works, and works of art. The event gets underway at the Church of St. John the Baptist in historic Arctic Village with a keynote speech on the industrialization of 19th-century southern New England.
Among the breakout sessions scheduled is a panel on “New Libraries in Old Buildings” moderated by Brian Jones of the Rhode Island Library Report with Laura Marlane (Providence Community Library), Jack Renshaw (architect for recent Willett Free Library project), and Kathryn Taylor (Memorial and Library Association).
Also on tap are 11 additional workshops and 11 bus, bicycle, and walking tours of historic places around the Pawtuxet River Valley, from majestic Royal Mill to rural Hopkins Hollow. The day winds down with a closing reception at historic Centreville Bank on Arctic’s Main Street.
Presented by the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission with the Town of West Warwick and the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation & Historical Society.
For more information and to register or call (401)732-1009.
By Donna DiMichele | March 4, 2013
Better World Books Discards and Donations program is offering LEAP Grants for Libraries.
Better World Books is aware that the needs and opportunities of the communities libraries serve vary widely and there are countless worthy projects to support. This grant process is patterned off of the California State Library’s Pitch An Idea program and is intended to solicit a wide range of applications that reflect this diversity. It is a brief and simple application process. $30,000 in funding is available: maximum grant amount per project is $15,000.
Grant Program Schedule
- FEB 25th Applications Open
- APR 5th Applications Due by 4pm ET. Submission instructions are included in the application form.
- APR 6th – MAY 3rd The Selection Period: The Better World Books Selection Committee will review all applications and contact finalists for interviews and/or additional project details when needed.
- MAY 14th Winners Announced
Funding will be dispersed in May 2013.
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