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2018 Summer Reading Program Performer's Application(s)
To be considered as a performer for the Summer Reading Program, performers must submit an application by Tuesday, October 10 at 12:00 pm to audition in the Performer's Showcase.

OLIS Welcomes New Library Program Manager
We are pleased to announce that Jason Bloom is joining OLIS as the new Library Program Manager.

New Scholarship Opportunities for Futures Conference
OLIS can offer a limited number of additional scholarships to librarians and library staff working in RI libraries to attend the Library Futures Conference in Atlantic City, NJ, September 25-26, 2017. Apply online

New Digital Innovation Roundtable
OLIS will be facilitating the new Digital Innovation Roundtable for library staff from all types of libraries interested in emerging technology, digital literacy and technology instruction, and community-facing digital services.

OLIS's Fall 2017 Continuing Education Session Now Open!
This session includes open meetings of OLIS’s new roundtables, Special Collections and Digital Innovation, programs on coding, seasonal programming hosted at the Tomaquag Museum, supporting families and children affected by incarceration, a report back from the Research Institute for Public Libraries and so much more!

2018 Mock Newbery
Mark your calendars for 2018 RI Mock Newbery discussion meetings and check out the long list of nominated titles.

Enacted State Aid to Libraries 2018
Governor Raimondo has signed the 2018 state budget, which provides level funding for public library grant-in-aid.

Predicting the Future: Futures Conference for Librarians
Nationally known futurists and librarians from around the northeast will converge in Atlantic City, NJ this fall to examine the future and the role of libraries in it. OLIS is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend; discounted attendance is also available.

2017 LORI Certification Summary
Highlights of the FY2016 LORI ILL statistics and the results from the 2017 library technology scans are now available.