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New Digital Innovation Roundtable
OLIS will be facilitating the new Digital Innovation Roundtable for library staff from all types of libraries interested in emerging technology, digital literacy and technology instruction, and community-facing digital services.

OLIS's Fall 2017 Continuing Education Session Now Open!
This session includes open meetings of OLIS’s new roundtables, Special Collections and Digital Innovation, programs on coding, seasonal programming hosted at the Tomaquag Museum, supporting families and children affected by incarceration, a report back from the Research Institute for Public Libraries and so much more!

2018 Mock Newbery
Mark your calendars for 2018 RI Mock Newbery discussion meetings and check out the long list of nominated titles.

Enacted State Aid to Libraries 2018
Governor Raimondo has signed the 2018 state budget, which provides level funding for public library grant-in-aid.

Predicting the Future: Futures Conference for Librarians
Nationally known futurists and librarians from around the northeast will converge in Atlantic City, NJ this fall to examine the future and the role of libraries in it. OLIS is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend; discounted attendance is also available.

FY2017 Public Library Survey is Open
The survey is open from July 17, 2017 until September 15, 2017. Several survey workshops are being held in July. Instructions and links to the survey portal are available online.

2017 LORI Certification Summary
Highlights of the FY2016 LORI ILL statistics and the results from the 2017 library technology scans are now available.

Spring 2017 LORI Delivery Items Count results
44,149 items were transported in the OLIS-LORI Delivery system during the week of March 26, 2017.

Summer Reading Program 2017
Public libraries around the state are kicking off their Summer Reading Program. Children, teens, and adults are invited to "Build a Better World" as they participate in reading challenges, hands-on activities, and presentations from Summer Reading Program performers.