Technology & Innovation

Professional Development

Professional Development

OLIS supports library services relating to technology by providing continuing education, and facilitating the Digital Innovation Roundtable, a community of practice connecting staff from all library types who manage current and emerging technology and provide technology instruction to their communities.


Resources

Resources

OLIS curates resources on a variety of technology-related topics, including Digital Equity and Inclusion initiatives, Digital Literacy Instruction, and STEAM, Makerspaces and Coding in Libraries.


Resources

RI Computer Museum Library Learning Labs

OLIS partners with the RI Computer Museum for a pilot program to lend mobile technology to libraries. Equipment available includes a 3D printer, CNC Machine, 3D scanner, robotic arm and zSpace mixed reality learning system. The RICM KitKeeper allows libraries to reserve the equipment for up to 4 weeks. The Library Learning Labs LibGuide is a growing resource that contains equipment information, lesson plans, and other useful information for using the equipment.


StudioRhode

Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge

The Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge is a grant project in conjunction with the RI Office of Innovation that seeks libraries that are reimagining their role a digital community hub for multigenerational and inclusive learning.


Connect

Connect

Stay informed with library technology information from OLIS by signing up for monthly newsletters and joining the RI-Digital Innovation Roundtable Google Group. Information about OLIS meetings, workshops and state and national events pertaining to technology in libraries can be found on the Digital Innovation Calendar.


Nicolette Baffoni
Adult Services Coordinator
401-574-9316