OLIS News & Events

National History Day Outreach @ SCRT
[September 17, 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.

Wikipedia Revisited: Hands-On Workshop
[September 12, 2018] This session will offer you the opportunity to learn how to get started contributing to Wikipedia. We will learn how to edit entries, create new entries, and determine how to find entries that can benefit from our expertise.

Access to FirstSearch is Temporarily Unavailable
[September 11, 2018] Email out-of-state interlibrary loan request to OLIS for the time being.

Governor Apponts New Library Board Members, Chair
[September 11, 2018] Governor Raimondo has appointed 5 new members to the Library Board of Rhode Island and a new chairperson.

Application for the 2019 SRP Performers' Showcase Available
[August 24, 2018] The application for the 2019 Children's and Teen Summer Reading Program Performers' Showcase is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/showcase19. Applications will be accepted until 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 23 and all applicants will be notified by November 5.

Registration for Teen Summit Now Open
[August 23, 2018] Join us for the 10th anniversary of Teen Summit hosted by the Massachusetts Library System and the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. To celebrate this milestone, we have a jam-packed event full of librarian-led sessions. From tabletop gaming to library comic-cons, reader choice in high school to fandoms and fanfiction, our anniversary event is full of undiscovered treasure sure to ignite your creativity and passion for teen services. Our two keynote speakers are acclaimed authors Malinda Lo and Ife Oshun, each talking about their own approaches to genre fiction for teens.

Continuing Education Fall 2018 Session Open for Registration
[August 22, 2018]

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.

More OLIS News from 2018