The Office of Library and Information Services supports and promotes library services to children and families by planning and coordinating monthly Children's Services Roundtable (CSRT) meetings at libraries throughout the state.
CSRT is a community of practice that welcomes children's librarians from public libraries, elementary and middle school librarians, and library school students concerned with all aspects of library service to children. CSRT collaborates to produce timely book and resource lists to support librarians and library staff serving children and their families.
Meetings focus on early learning, collection development, innovative programs and services, technology, marketing/public relations, and family engagement. Meeting topics for the year are determined at an organizational meeting held each June. Meetings are generally driven by group discussion, but occasionally feature outside speakers from other youth-serving organizations in Rhode Island or national speakers.
Materials such as book lists, resource lists, and handouts generated by the Children's Services Roundtable will be archived for one year on the Resources page. Please contact Danielle Margarida for materials older than one year.
Membership in the RI-Children’s Services Google Group is open to all RI library staff with an interest in children’s or teen services. To subscribe, please contact Danielle Margarida, OLIS Youth Services Coordinator.