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June 6, 2018

Proposed New Public Library Construction Regulations
OLIS is proposing the adoption of new Regulations for Public Library Construction Reimbursement and the repeal of existing regulations. A hearing is scheduled for June 20; the comment period closes July 10.

June 1, 2018

Statewide Reference Center RFI 2019-20
OLIS has posted a Request for Information, seeking public libraries that are interested in applying to serve as host for the Statewide Reference Resource Center (AskRI).

May 30, 2018

Alicia Waters Appointed Library Services Coordinator
Alicia Waters will coordinate services of the Talking Books Library and the OLIS Library.

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06/13/2018 09:44 EDT
Do you love reading and want to help young people in your community love it as well? The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting applications through July 9 for the Great Stories Club, a grant program in which library workers lead book club programs with underserved teens. Working with small groups of teens, grantees will […]
06/04/2018 16:25 EDT
The URI Summer Institute in Digital Literacy has a track specifically for librarians (public, academic, and school). The 2018 theme is the importance of storytelling. The keynote address will be given by Len Cabral and his daughter, filmmaker Nuala Cabral. Librarians will learn how to understand and implement digital technologies into programming and practice. Participants […]
05/17/2018 13:50 EDT
From the U.S. Census Bureau: Census Enumerators have begun knocking on doors in Providence County. As a way to alert residents about this next phase of the Census Test, the Census Bureau created a short video (15 seconds) in English and Spanish. We would be grateful if you would post these on your social media platforms […]

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06/14/2018 16:13 EDT
In order to have more books available for loan in the system to our members, please remember to return your digital books as soon as you have finished with them.  The loan period for digital talking books is up to eight weeks (this includes 2 weeks of travel time to and from the vendor), but […]
05/24/2018 14:43 EDT
Published May 22, 2018 by Carrie Russell Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to send the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S.2559) to the full Senate for a vote. If passed by two-thirds of the Senate, the legislation will go to the President for final signature. For more than ten years, associations representing the […]
05/14/2018 12:09 EDT
If you are having difficulties using BARD, there have been issues earlier this month that may at times have caused very slow downloads or titles that may not complete downloading. The National Library Service, Library of Congress technical staff have been working to resolve all issues and will be rebooting the system at 12:15 pm […]

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