OLIS News and Updates

March, 2022

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03/31/2022 - 15:21

RI Children's Book Award 2022 Winner and 2023 Nominees Announced

The 2022 Rhode Island Children's Book Award winner is The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illustrated by Oge Mora! This year 6,609 student
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03/30/2022 - 11:39

FY21 Comparable Statistics Reports Available

Comparable statistics reports for FY21 are now available on OLIS' website. Reports cover library services, collections, facilities, operations, and finances.
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03/25/2022 - 14:34

ECF Third Application Filing Window

On March 23, 2022, the FCC announced a third 15-day Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Filing Window.

The ECF application filing window will open on Thursday, April 28, 2022, and close on Friday, May 13, 2022.

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03/22/2022 - 14:40

Focus Groups to Inform Strategic Plan

Library staff statewide are invited to participate in focus groups to inform OLIS' new strategic plan for statewide library services.
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03/21/2022 - 15:24

Statewide Survey to Inform Strategic Plan

OLIS is gathering information from the RI library community to prepare its new strategic plan for statewide library services. Your answers will help OLIS assess what areas of libra
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03/21/2022 - 13:54

ARPA Technology Grants, Round 2

OLIS is offering Technology Grants funded through the American Rescue Plan Act for the purchase of computers and other technology to expand digital access and services.

The Office of Library and Information Services is using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds (

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03/18/2022 - 15:22

FY2021 Public Library Staffing and Salaries Report Available

A report containing staffing and salary data from the FY2021 Public Library Annual Survey is now available.
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03/15/2022 - 14:54

2021 Library of Rhode Island Data Executive Summary

This publication summarizes information gathered from the 2021 Library of Rhode Island Certification which includes interlibrary loan statistics and the LORI Technology Scan.