OLIS News & Events

LORI Certification Starts January 22, 2018
The certification will start on Monday, January 22 and conclude on March 22, 2018.

Studio Rhode Grant Workshop Materials Available
Find workshop recordings, presentations, activities and other useful resources shared at the Studio Rhode Phase II grant application workshop held on January 11. The application window will remain open until February 2, 2018.

Veterans' Services from the Talking Books Library
Veterans receive preference for the Talking Books Library program, a free program of the National Library Service (NLS) for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

New OLIS Website
The Office of Library and Information Services is pleased to present our new website to the Rhode Island library community.

OLIS's Spring 2018 Continuing Education Session Now Open
This CE session includes open meetings for OLIS’s many roundtables, Summer Reading planning, how to apply for a new grant opportunity, book talks, mobile fablabs, coding, Wikipedia, outreach, and records management, and more.

2017: Year in Review
2017 brought a new strategic direction to OLIS and innovation and learning opportunities for Rhode Island librarians and library staff.

FY2017 Public Library Statistics Available
The FY2017 Public Library Annual Survey data is now available in a number of reports. The reports cover public library revenue, expenditures, library visits, usage and much more.

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