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September 17, 2018

National History Day Outreach @ SCRT

September 12, 2018

OLIS to participate in the YALSA/COSLA Pilot
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.

September 12, 2018

Wikipedia Revisited: Hands-On Workshop
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.

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09/25/2018 14:02 EDT
The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with Citizen Film and the National Writing Project, invites public libraries to apply for programming grants to host community conversations centered around American Creed, a PBS documentary that invites audiences to consider what the ideals and identity of America ought to be. Read the project guidelines and apply […]
09/21/2018 11:04 EDT
Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment The US National Archives is offering a limited number of free pop-up displays called Rightfully Hers to schools and cultural institutions nationwide. The display contains simple messages exploring the sometimes complex history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, voting rights for women before and after the […]
09/19/2018 10:14 EDT
Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of young people in your community? The American Library Association Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation will engage underserved teens through library outreach partnerships, reading and discussion programs, and racial healing work, led by library workers. Participating libraries will work with […]

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09/14/2018 10:08 EDT
The Talking Books Library staff have received calls from members looking for textbooks in accessible formats.  The Louis Database from the American Printing House for the Blind is a great place to search for the material you need.  This database will allow you to search for titles in specific formats (Braille, Large Print, Sound and […]
09/04/2018 13:39 EDT
If you have downloaded more than one (1) book to a cartridge and are having problems advancing to, or accessing the next book, follow the Bookshelf instructions provided below. http://www.olis.ri.gov/tbl/resources/bookshelf.php
09/04/2018 13:34 EDT
Countries that ratify the Marrakesh Treaty add provisions in their copyright laws to permit reproduction and distribution of books in accessible formats. NLS Director Karen Keninger has been in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week for a meeting of the Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD) section of IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations […]

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