OLIS News and Updates

Resources for the Presidential Preference Primary, April 2024.

From the RI State Library

A Message from the Rhode Island State Library:


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Networking Opportunity for Libraries Serving English Language Learners

California Library Literacy Services invites libraries from around the country to connect in call centered on adult and family literacy programs in libraries.

Notice for libraries that offer adult literacy/ESL/ELL services: 


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Rhode Island Librarians Named 2024 ALA Emerging Leaders

Rhode Island Librarians, Elana Rios and Stella Hudson have been named among the 2024 cohort of ALA's Emerging Leaders. Press release from CPL on follows regarding Ms. Rios.

Press Release: Cranston Public Library’s Elena Rios Named a 2024 Emerging Leader by the American Library Association 

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Call for Submissions: Reference & User Services Quarterly

The peer-reviewed journal RUSQ: A Journal of Reference and User Experience will be accepting submissions as of 1/1/2024.

The Reference and User Services Association is delighted to announce that its peer-reviewed journal RUSQ, now titled RUSQ: A Journal of Reference and Us

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EveryLibrary Institute and BookRiot Publish Parent Perceptions Survey 2023

The EveryLibrary Institute and Book Riot have announced the results of a new survey that sheds light on the perceptions of parents regarding public libraries.


Congressmen Reintroduce Resolution Recognizing Banned Books Week

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced a Resolution recognizing Banned Books Week and condemning the escalating attacks on books and freedom of