FY 2018 Rhode Island Annual Public Library Survey Now Open
[July 16, 2018]
Library Futures Series: Engaging Community with the Harry Potter Alliance and the Project for Public Spaces
[July 13, 2018] Join us for this second event in our Library Futures Series, as we explore creative ways to engage your community. We'll be joined by the Harry Potter Alliance and the Project for Public Spaces, two organizations that have innovative approaches to building community and inspiring grassroots change.
Mock Newbery 2019
[July 11, 2018] Mark your calendar for 2019 RI Mock Newbery discussion meetings and check out the first reading list.
State Aid to Libraries 2019
[July 10, 2018] Rhode Island's enacted state budget includes level funding of state aid to libraries in fiscal year 2019.
Library Futures Series: Jason Griffey + Emerging Technology on 7/18
[July 3, 2018] Join us for this 1/2 day workshop on July 18 featuring notable library technologist Jason Griffey. He will introduce emerging technologies like Blockchain and the Internet of Things, and discuss how they may affect the future of libraries. Also, save the date for August 1, when our series will continue with Matt Maggiacomo, executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance who will discuss fandom and story-based activism!
Electronic Newspaper Subscription Survey
[July 3, 2018] You are invited to participate in the study of electronic newspaper subscription practices in Rhode Island libraries. The survey is open until July 26, 2018. Please respond before the closing date. Only one submission from each library is needed.
Proposed New Public Library Construction Regulations
[June 6, 2018] OLIS is proposing the adoption of new Regulations for Public Library Construction Reimbursement and the repeal of existing regulations. A hearing is scheduled for June 20; the comment period closes July 10.
Statewide Reference Center RFI 2019-20
[June 1, 2018] OLIS has posted a Request for Information, seeking public libraries that are interested in applying to serve as host for the Statewide Reference Resource Center (AskRI).
Alicia Waters Appointed Library Services Coordinator
[May 30, 2018] Alicia Waters will coordinate services of the Talking Books Library and the OLIS Library.
Highlights from the Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Celebration
[May 22, 2018] The State House was rockin’ on Saturday, May 19th with the kick-off celebration of the 9th annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island (KRARI) program. Celia C. Pérez, author of the 2018 KRARI selection The First Rule of Punk, signed books, fielded questions from the KRARI Jr. Press Corps, and addressed children and adults in the Governor’s State Room. The kick-off also marked the beginning of the 2018 statewide Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock!”
2018 LORI Certification Summary
[May 14, 2018] Highlights of the FY2017 LORI ILL statistics and the results from the 2018 library technology scans are now available.