OLIS News & Events

Job Opening: Library Program Specialist II (Digital Resources)
[December 12, 2018] OLIS is seeking a librarian to join our team as the Digital Resources Coordinator. The application period closes Dec. 25.

Fall 2018 LORI Delivery Items Count results
[December 11, 2018] 39,725 items were transported in the OLIS-LORI Delivery system during the week of October 14, 2018.

RI Digitization Project Status Survey
[December 5, 2018] Statewide survey on the status of digitization projects in libraries and cultural heritage organizations.

Job Opening: Library Program Specialist II (Data Coordinator)
[November 30, 2018] OLIS is seeking a librarian to join our team as the State Data Coordinator. The application period closes Dec. 13.

Mock Caldecott 2019
[November 20, 2018] It’s time to discuss and vote for a Rhode Island Mock Caldecott winner and honor books! We’ll read and discuss a sampling of the best picture books of 2018 before voting using the balloting procedures of the real Caldecott committee. This year's discussion will happen via a webinar on January 16. The webinar will be recorded and archived for later viewing by those who are unable to participate in the live web discussion. Voting will take place online January 16-26 through two balloting sessions, using SurveyMonkey to collect votes

E-Rate: FCC Releases FY2019 Eligible Services List
[November 19, 2018] On November 16, 2018, the FCC released the Eligible Services List (ESL) for FY2019. Appendix A contains a list of commenters, and Appendix B contains the ESL itself.

Assistive Technology to Support Low Vision and Blind Consumers
[November 9, 2018] Join us on December 6th at the Warwick Public Library to hear about assistive technologies (also called adaptive technologies) that enable people to read independently and live independently.

URI GSLIS presents Family Code Night trainings & event
[November 5, 2018] With support from the Infosys Foundation, URI GSLIS and Family Code Night will offer training for librarians to learn to facilitate Family Code Night events using the organization's curriculum and event kit. Two trainings will be offered at the Cranston Public Library on Tuesday, December 11 from 9:30-11:00 AM or from 4:00-5:30 PM. Interested library staff should register for one training or the other, and are also welcome to join the public Family Code Night Event from 5:30 - 7:30, also at the Cranston Library.

Public Library Strategic Planning Seminar
[October 26, 2018] Join us on Tuesday, November 27, for a full day professional development seminar on how to create a strategic plan and the tools that can be applied to effectively carry out that process.

OLIS and Reach Out and Read RI Pilot Library Card Program
[October 1, 2018] OLIS has recently embarked on a year-long pilot program in partnership with Reach Out and Read RI to encourage 5 yr. olds to sign up for their own library card.

2018 LORI Data Report
[September 27, 2018] Data collected through the Library of Rhode Island (LORI) Certification from January to March, 2018.

OLIS to participate in the YALSA/COSLA Pilot
[September 12, 2018] The Office of Library and Information Services is one of five state library agencies selected to participate in the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) pilot cohort of Transforming Teen Services, Train the Trainer (TTT) project. Danielle Margarida, OLIS Youth Services Coordinator and Rebecca Ott, Teen Librarian, Tiverton (RI) Public Library, will represent Rhode Island in Chicago, IL, on October 7-9 when participants will be trained to design and facilitate training for library staff in their state.

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