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RI Computer Museum Mobile FabLab Information & Planning Session

The RI Computer Museum is pleased to announce that they have received a grant from Dassault Systemes to put together a mobile "fablab" to travel to different libraries around the state, with equipment...
Date:
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time:
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Cranston Public Library Central,
Categories:
Digital Innovation Roundtable (DIRT) General
Register! - 11 seats left

Urban Libraries Roundtable

Come to the inaugural meeting of the Urban Libraries Roundtable (ULRT) to connect with your colleagues and help chart the course of a new OLIS community of practice. The goal is to create a space where the staf...
Date:
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
West Warwick Public Library, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Urban Libraries Roundtable (ULRT)
Register! - 20 seats left

Tween Collections

Join us for a discussion about collection development for tweens (children ages 9-12). We’ll talk about print collections, your collection’s physical space, and collection development issues related...
Date:
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Cranston Public Library Central, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Children's Services Roundtable (CSRT)
Register! - 11 seats left

Teen Mental Health

Learn more about signs and symptoms of mental illness and how to recognize the early warning signs from the National Alliance on Mental Illness Rhode Island.
Date:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Westerly Public Library, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Young Adult Roundtable (YART)
Register! - 12 seats left

How to Teach Coding (When You Don't Know How to Code)

If you provide programming for teens or adults on the topic of technology, then Computer Coding is likely a program theme you have considered. From K classrooms to workforce development programs, coding and co...
Date:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
Cranston Public Library Central, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Digital Innovation Roundtable (DIRT)
Register! - 8 seats left

Cross Cultural Competency: The Language

In an effort to make our libraries more welcoming and inclusive spaces for our diverse communities, the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) is partnering with Dorcas International Institute to pro...
Date:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
East Providence Public Library, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
General
Register! - 15 seats left

Wikipedia Revisited

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, has come a long way since its 2001 launch. As source evaluation experts, librarians have long been suspicious of Wikipedia's credibility. It's time to take anoth...
Date:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time:
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:
William Hall Library (Cranston), OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Multi-type Reference Working Group
Register! - 45 seats left

LORI Resource Sharing Procedure Review

Come to meet your colleagues from around the state and to learn about the resource sharing procedures. We will review the procedures from start to finish. Whether you are from an academic, public, school, or ot...
Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Cranston Public Library Central, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Resource Sharing Working Group
Register! - 14 seats left

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Summer 2017 was a great year for Adult Summer Reading Programs, and we hope to make 2018 even better. At this meeting, OLIS will share results and conclusions from 2017's summer reading survey and provide ...
Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
Warwick Public Library , OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Adult Services Roundtable (ASRT)
Register! - 18 seats left

Special Collections Roundtable

Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online (RIAMCO) brings together historical materials from a variety of Rhode Island repositories, including museums, historical societies, and archives. These hi...
Date:
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Cumberland Public Library, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Special Collections Roundtable (SCRT)
Register! - 5 seats left

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