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Governor's Proposed State Aid to Libraries
The Governor's Proposed Budget for 2017 includes level funding of state aid to libraries and the Office of Library and Information Services.

OLIS Continuing Education: Spring 2016
The spring CE session offers 21 programs featuring Media Smart Libraries, youth and adult services, services to print disabilities and homebound patrons, infographics, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about LORI Standards
Have a question about LORI Standards? Check the FAQs. Contact OLIS for more information.

Governor's Proposed State Aid to Libraries
The Governor's Proposed Budget for 2017 includes level funding of state aid to libraries and the Office of Library and Information Services.

Voting for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award
Voting for the 2016 RI Children's Book Award will take place February 1 - March 4. School and public libraries are invited to submit their students' and patrons' votes for their favorite book among the 2016 nominees.

E-rate Funding Year 2016 Application
The window for the funding year 2016 E-rate application will open on February 3, 2016 at noon.

2016 LORI Certification and Annual Update
OLIS is accepting LORI membership renewal and new application January 15 through March 15, 2016.

2016 Youth Media Awards Announced
On January 11, the American Library Association announced the 2016 youth media award winners at its Midwinter Meeting in Boston. Find out how this year's winners compare to the RI Mock Newbery and Caldecott results!

WorldCat Discovery
OCLC's WorldCat Discovery will replace FirstSearch in the future. OLIS encourages libraries to explore WorldCat Discovery now.