OLIS News and Updates

October, 2023

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Teen Summit 2023
10/02/2023 - 12:08

New England Teen Summit 2023

Join your neighbors for the annual New England Teen Summit! Library staff throughout New England are invited to this free, virtual event focused on teen services.

September, 2023

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LJ written in red with the words Library Journal to the right.
09/26/2023 - 13:34

Free Library Journal Online Courses for RI Library Staff - Seats are Limited!

This fall OLIS will be sponsoring limited attendance at two Library Journal online courses: Library De-escalation Training and Equity-Centered Library Leadership.

There are limited seats available for each course.

August, 2023

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Building Equity-Based summers Logo
08/28/2023 - 10:19

Building Equity-Based Summers Cohort 2 Application

Building Equity-Based Summers cohort 2 application is open through September 22.

OLIS is seeking five public libraries to participate in the second year of the three-year Building Equity-Based Summers initiative.

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Rhode Island Children's Book Award Logo
08/21/2023 - 09:45

Free RICBA Book Sets for School Libraries

OLIS in partnership with the RI Center for the Book is offering book sets of the 2024 RICBA nominees to school libraries demonstrating need.

The Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) in partnership with the RI Center for the Book (RICfB) is offering book sets of the 2024 RI Childr

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Simplified Continuity of Operations Plan
08/01/2023 - 11:41

SCOOP open for new submissions

OLIS's SCOOP (Simplified Continuity of Operations Plan) is now open to receive submissions for the current year. The deadline is September 15, 2023.

July, 2023

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OLIS Logo
07/26/2023 - 15:33

Mock Newbery 2024

It's time to start taking a closer look at 2023 children's books with the first 2024 RI Mock Newbery reading list.

It's time to start taking a closer look at the children's books of 2024!

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OLIS Logo
07/26/2023 - 15:26

Mock Caldecott 2024

It's time to start taking a closer look at 2023 picture books with the first 2024 RI Mock Caldecott reading list.

It's time to start taking a closer look at 2023 picture books. Participating in the Mock Caldecott is an opportunity to sharpen selection skills and lea

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OLIS Resource Sharing Logo
07/19/2023 - 12:12

Library of Rhode Island Certification Now Open

The Resource Sharing Certification opened July 17, 2023. The deadline for libraries to submit is September 15, 2023. (School libraries extended to September 29, 2023).

The 2023 Resource Sharing Certification is open and closes September 15, 2023 for academic, public and special libraries.