OLIS News and Updates

February, 2023

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02/21/2023 - 16:30

2023 LORI Summer Reading Program Mini-Grants

Library of Rhode Island (LORI) Summer Reading Program Mini-Grants are non-competitive grants available to all public libraries to support reading and learning programs this summer.

January, 2023

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Resource Sharing Working Group
01/30/2023 - 08:26

LORI RSWG Seeks Volunteer Mentors

Are you comfortable with LORI resource sharing and interlibrary loan procedures? Are you willing to help mentor new colleagues who might need occasional assistance troubleshooting
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01/19/2023 - 19:32

Governor's FY24 Proposed State Aid to Libraries

The Governor's proposed budget for FY24 includes full funding for State Aid to Libraries at 25% of local appropriations and expenditures.
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01/18/2023 - 16:02

RI Children's Book Award 2023 Voting

Voting for the 2023 RI Children's Book Award will take place February 1, 2023 - March 13, 2023. Beginning February 1, schools and libraries may submit their voting results using th
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01/10/2023 - 11:33

FY2022 Public Library Staffing and Salaries Report Available

A report containing staffing and salary data from the FY2022 Public Library Annual Survey is now available.
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01/09/2023 - 20:07

2022 Year in Review

At the close of 2021, OLIS staff identified the agency’s guiding words as connection, learning, listening, and exploration to carry us into 2022.

What followed was a year of intention that brought with it a combination of endings, new beginnings and exciting opportunities.

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01/09/2023 - 20:02

ARPA at Work in Rhode Island Libraries

In March 2021, the Office of Library and Information Services was awarded $2.2 million through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to support libraries in Rhode Island

 The inclusion of aid for the nation’s libraries in the massive federal ARPA package was made possible largely through the efforts of Rhode Island’s Sen

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Chaichin Chen
01/05/2023 - 17:51

OLIS Bids Fond Farewell to Technology Innovator

Chaichin Chen has retired after 26 years at the Office of Library and Information Services

Long-time staff member Chaichin Chen retired from the Office of Library and Information Services on December 31, 2022.