OLIS News and Updates

July, 2023

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07/19/2023 - 11:19

Public Library Annual Survey Now Open

The Public Library Annual Survey opened Monday, July 17. The deadline for public libraries to submit FY23 data is September 15, 2023.

The RI Public Library Annual Survey is now open for submissions.

07/06/2023 - 07:31

Welcome to our new website!

Explore the new website and share your thoughts about the new interface and features. Please submit your comments and questions to pablo.moraleshenry@olis.ri.gov

We are thrilled to announce the successful launch of the new Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) website!

June, 2023

06/08/2023 - 11:38

Take the OLIS Continuing Education Survey

Library staff from all library types are encouraged to fill in the OLIS Continuing Education Survey. Results from the survey will help us better plan continuing education opportun
06/08/2023 - 11:22

2023 LORI Grant Awards Announced

Congratulations to the libraries that have received 2023 LORI Grant Awards.

OLIS awarded 15 Library of Rhode Island (LORI) Grants totaling $255,000 to RI libraries through the 2023 LORI Grant Program.

April, 2023

Lori DeCesare
04/24/2023 - 14:53

OLIS Welcomes New Resource Sharing Coordinator

Lori DeCesare has joined the OLIS Team as our new Resource Sharing Coordinator.

The Office of Library and Information Services is pleased to announce that Lori DeCesare has joined our team as the new Resource Sharing Coordinator.

Rhode Island Children's Book Award Logo
04/07/2023 - 12:14

2023 RI Children's Book Award Winner

The 2023 Rhode Island Children's Book Award winner is Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter! This year 7,069 students from 107 schools and public libraries voted.

March, 2023

Cover for the book: The Aquanaut by Dan Santat
03/01/2023 - 15:09

Announcing the 2023 Kids Reading Across RI Selection

The Kids Reading Across RI Committee is proud to announce that The Aquanaut by Dan Santat is the 2023 selection!

February, 2023

Library Comp Stats 2022 announcement
02/23/2023 - 15:39

FY22 Comparable Statistics Reports Available

Comparable statistics reports for FY22 are now available on OLIS' website. Reports cover library services, collections, facilities, operations, and finances.