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Facing the Future: Facilitating Climate Change Conversations at Your Library

From the news that earth surface temperatures hit a record high in 2016, to a presidential administration that denies the effect fossil fuels play in climate change, we are inundated with stories and images a...
Date:
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Location:
Cumberland Public Library, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
General
Register! - 10 seats left

CANCELLED: Emergency Preparedness: How a Disaster Plan Gets You There

Creating a preservation and disaster plan for your library doesn’t have to be a calamity in and of itself! dPlan-RI is a free tool that will lead you through the process and show you what to include in yo...
Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
North Kingstown Free Library , OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
General

Collection Development for Children/Summer Reading Program Forum

Join us for a discussion about children's collections. We’ll talk about both print and digital collections, as well as your collection’s physical space. Please bring a list of your favorite vend...
Date:
Monday, May 7, 2018
Time:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
East Greenwich Free Library, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Children's Services Roundtable (CSRT)
Register! - 6 seats left

Collaborating with Community Groups for Programming

Join fellow programming librarians for this sharing session on how to take your community partnerships to the next level. Hear from colleagues that have worked with community groups to develop programming, exte...
Date:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
Greenville Public Library, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Adult Services Roundtable (ASRT)
Register! - 6 seats left

Digital Inclusion Week Technology in Libraries Showcase

From technology lending programs to digital literacy classes to makerspaces and creation labs, libraries do a great deal to promote digital equity across Rhode Island, and we'd like to celebrate that. Join ...
Date:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time:
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Warwick Public Library ,
Categories:
General Studio Rhode

Take Your Career to the Next Level: A Day in the Life of a Reference Librarian and Speed Mentoring

Mentoring and informational interviews are major keystones to career success. The Multi-Type Reference Working Group is providing a crash course to help you take advantage of these tools! First, be inspired by ...
Date:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time:
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Cranston Public Library Central, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Multi-type Reference Working Group
Register! - 25 seats left

Current YA Fiction

We'll be discussing the newest in YA fiction. Please submit titles you'd like to discuss to Danielle Margarida (use subject line Current Fiction) by May 1 or bring your favorite new titles to the meeting.
Date:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Jamestown Philomenian Library, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Young Adult Roundtable (YART)
Register! - 6 seats left

Kids Reading Across RI 2018 Kickoff

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island's One Book, One State community read program for kids, is kicking off its 9th year! This program, offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Center for the B...
Date:
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Categories:
Youth Services

Cross-Cultural Competency: Change Makers

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:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time:
9:30am - 11:00am
Location:
Lincoln Public Library, OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
General
Register! - 12 seats left

Social Media for PR/Organizational Meeting

Are you considering using social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to help get the word out about your library services? Or do you already have a plan in place for using social media to p...
Date:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Tiverton Public Library , OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
Children's Services Roundtable (CSRT)
Register! - 11 seats left

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