Details regarding the applications for the 2016 Frances Henne YALSA/VOYA Research Grant are available from the YALSA Web site at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/franceshenne. Applications for the grant are due in the YALSA Office by December 1, 2015. For more information please contact us via e-mail, email@example.com; or by phone: 1-800-545-2433 x 4387.
Amanda L. S. Murphy
Youth Services Assistant Manager
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
330-856-2011 ext. 511
Calling all Librarians...
Please donate books to The Book Truck- bringing books directly to children in the inner city.
The Book Truck will give free books to inner city children by going directly to those neighbors were books are needed the most.
It will be convenient, safe and also a lot of fun.
With the help of RISD, we are creating something of an ice cream truck experience – but for books. With a sound system and alluring exterior, we will capture the imagination and attention, of elementary school kids -in places where the majority of children don’t have books of their own.
To donate books, or even your time,
Please contact Catherine Price at Mail@drcatherineprice.com
The Rhode Island Library Association’s Information Literacy Action Round Table (ILART) is pleased to announce the third annual October is Information Literacy Month Celebration:
Celebrating Life Long Learning Across Rhode Island!
October 26th, 4 – 6:30 pm at Cranston Public Library (Central)
140 Sockanosset Cross Rd Cranston, RI 02920
Poster Sessions! Demonstrations! Show us your stuff!
Have you developed a great Info Lit technique, tutorial, or program that you’d like to share with other librarians? Tell us your story! Submit a proposal for the Information Literacy Showcase. We want to know about the success you've had teaching information literacy to your patrons in a public, school, academic or special library setting.
What to Expect:
The Information Literacy Showcase features simultaneous tabletop presentations (poster or multimedia), which allows attendees to explore the showcase, ask questions of presenters and network with librarians at their own pace.
Proposal Guidelines Format:
In 150 words or less, please provide a brief description of your tabletop presentation, including relevant links to online IL resources, and give a short explanation of how your presentation will relate to the event theme. Topics can focus on blended learning, community programs, national standards, STEM/STEAM and many others. You will be notified via e-mail if your proposal has been selected.
Submit your proposal by Thursday, October 8th by completing the form at:
You will be notified via e-mail by October 13 if your proposal has been selected.
MEDIA SMART LIBRARIES WORKSHOP
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
East Providence Public Library
Presenter: Catherine Damiani, Digital Services Librarian, East Providence Public Library
Libraries of all kinds are already using Twitter to good effect.Whether it is to broadcast your library events, converse with other professionals, or follow experts and resources, Twitter should be one of your library's communication tools. In this session you will learn how to use Twitter and discuss ways that this micro-blogging tool can facilitate the exchange of information. We recommend that you create a Twitter account ahead of time and bring your own mobile device.
This workshop is part of the Media Smart Libraries program which was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant # LG-07-14-0045-14
We encourage you to BYOB - Bring Your Own Buddy and start tweeting to #mediasmartri
RSVP off list to:
Mary Moen, Media Smart Libraries Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Assistant Professor of Library Studies
Media Smart Libraries Program
Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Harrington School of Communication and Media
University of Rhode Island
The RILA Conference committee is looking for new members!!! Are you interested in helping to shape the new look of the RILA conference? Do you have ideas for speakers, sessions, or activities that conference members will love? If you are passionate about networking, professional development, or current trends in the field, then we want to hear from you! Contact co-chairs Melissa Chiavaroli (email@example.com) or Erin Creighton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about meetings, the time commitment required, or if you would like to join us!
Reference Services Coordinator
Cumberland Public Library
1464 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 333-2552 ext. 201
LIFE IS GOOD: The Book: How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride
Barnes & Noble Warwick is pleased to host founders and CEOs of Life is Good Bert and John Jacobs for a talk and booksigning for their new book LIFE IS GOOD: The Book: How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride on Tuesday, September 1st at 7pm at 1350 Bald Hill Rd. Warwick. For over two decades, the much-loved Life is Good® brand has brought smiles, hope and help to millions. Over the course of their business career, founders and brothers Bert and John Jacobs have learned that optimism isn't a marketing tactic - it's the force that drove them to overcome tremendous obstacles and build a $100 million clothing company with just $78 and a used minivan. LIFE IS GOOD: The Book: How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride is the story of the Jacobs brothers' journey and the secrets to their success.
Beginning with their tough upbringing in working-class Boston, LIFE IS GOOD: The Book charts the trajectory of their lives and the company they built. A key influence was their mother, Joan, who could always be counted on to put a humorous and positive spin on everything. "I like running out of money," she would say. "Then I don't have to worry about what I need to buy." This undaunted optimism became the driving force of the Life is Good brand.
As they note in their introduction to the book, studies have demonstrated a strong link between optimism and increased mental and physical health, greater resilience in the face of stress and adversity, and a higher overall quality of life. "Optimism is a powerful and pragmatic strategy for accomplishing goals and living a fulfilling life. By acknowledging obstacles and opportunities - but focusing on the opportunities - optimism enables us to explore the world with open
arms and an eye toward solutions, progress and growth. It also makes life a hell of a lot more fun," they write.
LIFE IS GOOD: The Book offers lighthearted, practical self-help that will inspire and empower readers to embrace life with delight and daring. Bert and John use their experiences to illuminate the 10 Life is Good superpowers that drive optimism:
About Bert and John Jacobs:
In 1989, brothers Bert and John Jacobs designed their first T-shirts. They began selling their designs in the streets of Boston and out of an old van at colleges and street fairs. Today, Life is Good® is a $100 million positive lifestyle brand focused on spreading the power of optimism. Ten percent of Life is Good's annual net profits go to helping kids overcome poverty, violence and illness. The Life is Good Kids Foundation partners with leading childcare organizations to positively impact the quality of care delivered to the most vulnerable children. Bert and John both reside in Boston. For more information, visit
For additional information contact Katie Rendine, Community Business Development Manager Barnes & Noble at 826.4261 or email@example.com
The Rhode Island Children's Book Award Committee is seeking a RILA member to serve a three-year term as a RILA representative on the committee. This group meets monthly from September through April to discuss current children's literature and select nominations for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Serving as a committee member is a great way to keep up with the latest in children's literature. It does require a significant time commitment as all members are expected to read between six and ten children's chapter books per month. If you are interested please contact OLIS Youth Services Coordinator, Danielle Margarida at Danielle.Margarida@olis.ri.gov.
NEWPORT, R.I. – The Rhode Island Library Association announced the winners of this year’s awards of recognition for those serving the patrons of libraries of Rhode Island at the association’s conference at Salve Regina University.
This year’s Outstanding Librarian Award was given to Julie DeCesare. DeCesare is an Assistant Professor and Commons Librarian, Head of Education & Research at Providence College's Phillips Memorial Library, where I currently coordinate instructional and educational opportunities between the library, campus community, and beyond. As a Member at Large for RILA since 2011, she’s been a co-coordinator Money Smart Week - RI. When looking at her role in the profession, DeCesare said, “I am committed to Information and Financial Literacy initiatives, as well as positive outreach and awareness of library services on a statewide level.”
The Trustee of the Year Award was shared by Nancy Chaput of the Cumberland Public Library and Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Mercer of the Ashaway Free Library.
Chaput has been a trustee at the Cumberland Public Library since 2007, serving as the board’s chair for the past four years. She has also been a Friend of the library for over 15 years, serving as president for most of that time. She also serves on the library’s Cumberland Library Fund, a non-profit group that started as a capital building campaign committee and evolved into overseeing the lirbary’s endowments.
Mercer has served on Ashaway Free Library’s board of trustees for over 25 years. She is the resident historian for the library and the community whil also playing roles in helping to make sure the library gets the funds it needs while serving on the board’s physicial plant, development, and community relations committees. She has also served as the board’s secretary and chair.
Also during the Business Meeting at the conference, the membership elected a new Executive Board. The following is the result:
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: William Hall Library, Cranston(link is external)
RILA & OLIS invite financial literacy and library professionals from across the state to a networking & information sharing event that will officially launch Money Smart Week RI 2015. The event is a chance for librarians, representatives from community organizations, and state agencies to meet and discuss how we can work together to empower RI citizens of all ages to be “money smart” through financial education programming, outreach, and services. The event also offers an opportunity to learn more about about various financial literacy resources. Speakers at the event include:
Money Smart Week - RI 2015 takes place April 18-25 and currently has over 40 events scheduled(link is external) in libraries and community spaces throughout the state. Money Smart Week (MSW) is a national initiative from the Chicago Federal Reserveand the American Library Association that promotes financial literacy awareness. Please join us to celebrate the beginning of the 4th annual MSW RI!
Registration required(link is external)– please RSVP by April 16. Intended Audience: Money Smart Week programmers, Librarians and library staff, & the financial literacy community.
Is your library planning a MSW-RI program or event? Let RILA’s MSW co-chairs know! Contact Chris Wallace Goldstein(firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)) or Julie DeCesare (email@example.com(link sends e-mail)).