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Federal Budget Proposal Includes Elimination of IMLS
The President's budget proposal includes the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which provides critical funding to OLIS.

Expand Your Library's Community Building & Engagement
Join us for an interactive program on the role of library staff and trustees in building strategic partnerships and the importance of community engagement.

2018 RI Children's Book Award Nominees
The 20 nominees for the 2018 RI Children's Book Award have been announced.

OLIS-LORI Delivery Items Count
All LORI Libraries receiving delivery service should begin their items count on Sunday, March 26 through Saturday, April 1. Items Count Worksheet

2017 RI Children's Book Award Winner
The 2017 RI Children's Book Award Winner is Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. This year, 86 schools and public libraries throughout the state submitted votes from 6,764 children in grades 3 to 6 who read at least 3 titles from the list of 20 nominees.

Job Opening: Library Program Manager
OLIS is seeking a Library Program Manager for library development. Applications are due March 27 (application period extended).

OLIS Gathering Community Input
OLIS has begun to prepare for a new comprehensive strategic plan for fiscal years 2018 to 2022. To engage the library community and hear its aspirations and thoughts, OLIS is now conducting a survey and focus groups.

Innovate! Navigate! and Engage!
Innovate! Navigate! Engage! Three OLIS CE programs that will impact your library’s operations.

E-Rate: Funding Year 2017 Discount Rates
E-rate discount information for funding year 2017. Some libraries have different rates for category 1 and 2 applications.

Governor's Proposed State Aid to Libraries
The Governor's Proposed Budget for 2018 includes level funding of state aid to libraries.

OLIS Continuing Education: Spring 2017
The spring CE session offers 16 programs featuring community building, youth and adult services, services to individuals with physical disabilities or other challenges, library management, and more.