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OLIS Continuing Education Programs: 2012 - 2013

September 2012

Disaster Response and Triage of Wet Materials: Hands-on Practice

Tuesday, September 18 , 2012
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cranston Public Library
Topic: Protecting the Past - RI
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Alexandra Allardt, ArtCare Resources, and Donia Conn, NEDCC

This class is an opportunity to work with certified conservators to see what happens to books, documents, photographs, textiles, furniture, porcelain, digital media, and other non-paper collection items when they are exposed to water and other hazardous materials. Most importantly, you will then know what to do if it happens to your collections! The workshop combines lecture on response techniques with an interactive team assessment activity and familiarizes participants with the various strategies employed for different media.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can get splashed or wet. You will spend part of the time outdoors so please come with appropriate clothing. We provide waterproof gloves.

Coffee and refreshments are provided for the morning. Bring a bag lunch or buy lunch at a nearby eatery.

Registration required. Limited to 20 participants.
Intended Audience: Staff and volunteers from cultural heritage organizations of all sizes such as museums, historical and preservation societies, libraries, archives, municipal records offices, armories, and other institutions that are part of RI?s cultural heritage.

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YART

Thursday, September 20 , 2012
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kingston Free Library
Topic: Guys Reading
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Brandi Kenyon, Linda Archetto, Rebecca Farwick

Registration required.
Intended Audience: YA Librarians, Middle School Librarians,High School Librarians

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EBSCO Databases: Magazines, Readers Advisory and More

Thursday, September 20 , 2012
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ocean State Libraries Meeting Room
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Pam Erickson, EBSCO

AskRI provides a number of EBSCO databases that contain a wealth of information. MasterFile Premier contains full text for more than 1,500 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. It also contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 500,000 photos, maps and flags. Learn more about using this database, NoveList for readers advisory, and others in the AskRI EBSCO subscription. This is a hands-on session, feel free to bring your own device or use one OSL provides.

Registration required. Limited to 10 participants.
Intended Audience: Library staff.

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EBSCO Databases: Magazines, Readers Advisory and More

Friday, September 21 , 2012
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Pam Erickson, EBSCO

AskRI provides a number of EBSCO databases that contain a wealth of information. MasterFile Premier contains full text for more than 1,500 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. It also contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 500,000 photos, maps and flags. Learn more about using this database, NoveList for readers advisory, and others in the AskRI EBSCO subscription. This is a hands-on session, feel free to bring your own device or use one OSL provides.

The Hayden Center is located in the rear of the Cumberland Library. Please drive around the library and park at the Hayden Center; you cannot access the Hayden Center directly from the library.

Registration required. Limited to 14 participants.
Intended Audience: Library staff.

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Adult Services Round Table

Tuesday, September 25 , 2012
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exeter Public Library
Topic: Magical Realism and British Fiction
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Amy Neilson, Director of Exeter Public Library; Cheryl Stein, Rogers Free Library.

Come and discuss Magical Realism and British Fiction. Listen to book presentations from 2 librarians, and bring your favorites to share. Bring books you'd like to share with the group if possible.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Adult Services Librarians.

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October 2012

YART

Monday, October 01 , 2012
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ocean State Libraries Offices The Summit South, Suite 103 Warwick
Topic: Movie Maker: Part 1
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Lara Sebastian, Wutup Productions and Jeannine Chartier, VSA arts Rhode Island

Learn to tell digital stories at this two-part, hands-on, workshop series.

To prepare for this session, decide on a story you?d like to tell from your personal life or professional life. Or, create an original trailer for a new book, movie, or program at your library. Bring a collection of images you?d like to use to tell your story, including digital photographs (.jpgs), image scans, book covers (if you are creating a trailer), and videos (.avi, .wmv, .mov). At this workshop, you?ll learn to integrate still images, film, graphics, music, transitions, and special effects to create a finished product.

Bring all of your images and film on a USB drive (flash drive). It is recommended that your drive be at least 8 GB in order to store your raw materials as well as your finished product. If you?d like to add music, please bring along a CD or a digital music file on your USB drive.

Please note that this class is part of a 2-part series. If you register for this class, you must also attend the November 5th class, Movie Maker: Part 2.

Directions to Ocean State Libraries Offices

Registration required. Limited to 12 participants.
Intended Audience: YA librarians, middle school librarians, high school librarians

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Mock Newbery Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 03 , 2012
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hampden Meadows School in Barrington
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Each January, Rhode Island librarians, teachers and book lovers gather to select a mock Newbery Medal winner. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year. Join us for the first of four book discussion meetings to be held this Fall and Winter.

The book list for this program will be posted on the OLIS mock Newbery web page.

Directions to Hampden Meadows School, 297 New Meadow Road, Barrington, RI 02806:

From 95 heading North or South, Get on 195 East.
Take Exit 7 (114 South towards Barrington.)
Continue on 114 South (changes name and then merges with 103 South.)
Turn Left at Massasoit Avenue.
Turn Left at New Meadow Road. The school will be on your right.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: children's librarians, elementary school librarians, middle school librarians, elementary and middle school classroom teachers

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Business & Residential Information the AtoZ Way

Wednesday, October 03 , 2012
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ocean State Libraries Meeting Room
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Christine Smailys, AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the newest addition to AskRI. It provides access to over 30 million US businesses and over 200 million US residents, including household information. In addition, there are options to search for movers and new homeowners, a great source of leads for local businesses and marketers. Learn how to put AtoZdatabases to use for your patrons, including students, in this hands on session.

Registration required. Limited to 8 participants.
Intended Audience: Library staff.

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Business & Residential Information the AtoZ Way

Wednesday, October 03 , 2012
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rochambeau Community Library Computer Lab
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Christine Smailys, AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the newest addition to AskRI. It provides access to over 30 million US businesses and over 200 million US residents, including household information. In addition, there are options to search for movers and new homeowners, a great source of leads for local businesses and marketers. Learn how to put AtoZdatabases to use for your patrons, including students, in this hands on session.

Registration required. Limited to 10 participants.
Intended Audience: Library staff.

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Delivering the Future: Resource Sharing in Rhode Island and...Beyond!

Thursday, October 25 , 2012
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus in Warwick, RI - Room 4080 (4th floor)
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Evan Simpson, Head of Research and Instruction at Tisch Library, Tufts University; LORI Resource Sharing Working Group.

Join the Library of Rhode Island Network's Resource Sharing Working Group as we discuss resource sharing in Rhode Island and beyond, examine the successes and problems of resource sharing facing us in the present and speculate upon the resource sharing opportunities of the future.

Coffee and Registration will take place at 10:00 a.m. followed by the presentation ?Rethinking Resource Sharing: Changing Roles in Changing Times? by Evan Simpson.

Evan Simpson is the Head of Research and Instruction at Tisch Library, Tufts University. Evan has been involved in resource sharing for many years, first at the New York State Library and then at Brandeis University. He has continued involvement in national and international resource sharing initiatives while at Tufts, serving on the editorial board for the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Electronic Reserve and as a member of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Steering Committee. As Chair of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies Committee, he helped spearhead development of the Rethinking Resource Sharing STAR Checklist, a tool used by libraries worldwide to gauge how they are providing resource sharing services to the research community.

After lunch, we'll conduct moderated round-table discussions on the following Resource-Sharing related topics:

  1. Best practices?: What do you do at your library? Let's tawk
  2. AskRI and the Changing RI Library Landscape
  3. E-Resources: ?To Share or Not to Share: that is the e-Question?
  4. Rethinking Resource Sharing, presentation elaboration

Coffee and refreshments are provided for the morning. Bring a bag lunch or buy lunch at the Dining Services located on the first floor of the Knight Campus. Seating is limited, please register before October 19, 2012.

Directions to CCRI's Warwick Campus.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: All Librarians interested in Resource Sharing

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Brown Bag Discussion

Monday, October 29 , 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Kingston Free Library
Topic: Summer Reading Program 2012
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Discuss the 2012 Summer Reading Program, "Dream Big READ" with your library colleagues statewide. We'll discuss the annual statistics, highlight programs, and begin to think about the 2013 Summer Reading Program.

If materials arrive from the CSLP in time, everyone will leave with the 2013 SRP manual, Upstart catalog and OLIS materials voucher.

There will be a book giveaway!

Please note: This Brown Bag will begin 30 minutes after the morning session, Libraries for All Children. We'll take a 30 minute break between sessions for lunch.

Directions to Kingston Free Library

Registration required.
Intended Audience: children's librarians

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Libraries for All Children

Monday, October 29 , 2012
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kingston Free Library
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Carrie Banks, Supervising Librarian, The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs/Kidsmobile, Brooklyn Public Library

Twelve percent of school age children receive special education services. Approximately 15% of children have a learning disability. One in 110 children meets the diagnostic criteria for Autism. Including these children with disabilities in your library?s programs and services is easier than you think. This workshop will provide a framework and guidelines for designing programs that meet the needs of all children by exploring the concepts of Universal Design and Multiple Intelligences. Issues such as communication, behavior management, materials in alternate formats, assistive technology and inclusive play will be addressed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will understand the importance of serving children with disabilities.
  • Participants will develop skills that enable them to work with children with disabilities.
  • Participants will be able to include children with disabilities in their programs.
  • Participants will know where to go for further support in including children with disabilities.
  • Participants will understand the importance of inclusive play in the library and have the tools to facilitate and model it.

Directions to Kingston Free Library

Registration required.
Intended Audience: children's librarians

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November 2012

YART

Monday, November 05 , 2012
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ocean State Libraries Offices The Summit South, Suite 103 Warwick
Topic: Movie Maker: Part 2
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Lara Sebastian, Wutup Productions and Jeannine Chartier, VSA arts Rhode Island

Please note: You may register for this program only if you can also attend Movie Maker: Part 1 scheduled on Monday, October 1st.

This session is a continuation of Movie Maker: Part 1. Bring along your ?work in progress? for final editing at this hands-on session. We will also discuss how digital storytelling can be integrated into library programming for teens and tweens.

Directions to Ocean State Libraries Offices

Registration required. Limited to 12 participants.
Intended Audience: YA Librarians, middle school librarians, high school librarians

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Mock Newbery Book Discussion #2

Wednesday, November 07 , 2012
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Each January, Rhode Island librarians, teachers and book lovers gather to select a mock Newbery Medal winner. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year. Join us for the second of four book discussion meetings to be held this Fall and Winter. We will be discussing new books at each meeting, so new participants are welcome at any point in the series.

The book list for this program will be posted on the OLIS mock Newbery web page after the October 3rd program.

Directions to Providence Athenaeum

Registration required.
Intended Audience: children's librarians, elementary school librarians, middle school librarians, elementary and middle school classroom teachers

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Adult Services Round Table

Thursday, November 29 , 2012
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cranston Public Library
Topic: Profiling Your Community
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Daniel O'Mahony, Director of Library Planning and Assessment, Rockefeller Library.

For libraries to succeed they must understand the communities that they serve. Data from the Census Bureau and other publicly available sources can provide libraries with valuable demographic, economic, and other information about their service communities. This information can assist librarians in assessing the needs of their constituents and the services that the library offers. This workshop will present guidance and instruction on the use of publicly accessible resources to compile information about local communities and discuss strategies for utilizing data about users in decision making.

Dan O'Mahony is Director of Library Planning and Assessment at the Brown University Library. He has worked closely with government information for over 25 years, and has taught the Government Publications course at URI's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies for over 10 years.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Directors, Adult Services Librarians, and Community Outreaching professionals.

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December 2012

Performer's Showcase (Children's Summer Reading Program)

Monday, December 03 , 2012
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Henry Barnard School Rhode Island College
Snow Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Summer Reading Artists and Educators

The Performer's Showcase is your chance to be introduced to educators/artists in Rhode Island who want to be a part of the annual statewide Summer Reading Program. In addition to observing 12 presentations in front of a live student audience, visit with multiple other program providers setting up table top displays. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and offer your recommendations for the 2013 slate of programs offered statewide.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: children's librarians

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Mock Newbery Book Discussion Group #3

Wednesday, December 05 , 2012
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's School, 63 Federal Road, Barrington
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Each January, Rhode Island librarians, teachers and book lovers gather to select a mock Newbery Medal winner. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year. Join us for the third of four book discussion meetings to be held this Fall and Winter. We will be discussing new books at each meeting, so new participants are welcome at any point in the series.

The book list for this program will be posted on the OLIS mock Newbery web page after the November 7th program.

Directions to St. Andrew's School

* Once on Federal Rd., take the first entrance, Lower Campus Road, all the way back to the gym parking lot. Walk past both gyms, up the stairs/ramp and directly into the Stone Academic Bldg. The Library is straight down the hall.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: children's librarians, elementary school librarians, middle school librarians, elementary and middle school classroom teachers

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YART

Wednesday, December 05 , 2012
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cranston Public Library
Snow Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Topic: Teen Summer Reading Program Showcase
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

The Performer's Showcase is your chance to be introduced to educators/performers in Rhode Island who want to be a part of the annual statewide Teen Summer Reading Program. In addition to observing 12 "flash" presentations, visit with multiple other program providers setting up table top displays. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and offer your recommendations for the 2013 slate of programs offered statewide.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: YA librarians.

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January 2013

YART

Wednesday, January 09 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cranston Public Library
Topic: Current Fiction
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Start out the new year by discussing new YA fiction, one of two discussions YART will have on current fiction in 2013.

Please submit titles you'd like to discuss to Cheryl Space so they can be included on the reading list, which will be posted this Fall on the YA Services page (OLIS website). Read as many of the books as you like and come prepared to booktalk and share your own personal critique.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: YA librarians, middle school librarians, high school librarians.

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Mock Caldecott

Monday, January 14 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
William Hall Library
Snow Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Each January Rhode Island librarians gather to select the most distinguished American picture book in a mock version of the Caldecott award. This annual tradition helps librarians sharpen their selection skills and learn about the award process for the Caldecott Medal, which is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association. The balloting system follows that of the real Caldecott Committee.

Directions to William Hall Library.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: children's librarians, elementary school librarians.

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A Disaster Plan Tabletop Exercise (NEW!)

Tuesday, January 15 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rochambeau Library
Snow Date: January 22
Topic: Protecting the Past - RI
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Alexandra Allardt, ArtCare Resources, Newport, RI

A new workshop from Protecting the Past–RI will give you an opportunity to test your disaster plan before an event happens to you. This workshop will teaches you how review your plan to ensure that it provides proper guidance in responding to a disaster and does not have gaps. In a tabletop exercise, simulated emergency situations are presented and, in a low-stress and informal environment, participants use their disaster plan to resolve problems and issues. The tabletop is designed to engage administration and staff in the preparedness process; to develop a cohesive response team; and build confidence in being able to respond appropriately. We encourage you to register for the program with a partner from your institution, but single trainees are accepted.

Prerequisite: A completed disaster plan or one that is currently being updated.

For more information about tabletop exercises and how you can benefit from participating, contact Theresa Woodmansee (401) 253-1691 or Donna Longo DiMichele (401) 574-9303.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Directors and staff from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies.

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Mock Newbery Book Discussion: Voting!

Wednesday, January 16 , 2013
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oaklawn Branch Library
Snow Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Each January, Rhode Island librarians, teachers and book lovers gather to select a Mock Newbery Medal winner. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year.

Join us for the final book discussion meeting and vote for Rhode Island's winner! The list of books to be discussed will be available on the OLIS mock Newbery web page after the December 5th meeting.

Please feel free to read books from the final reading list and join us for the voting meeting even if you haven't been able to attend the other sessions.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: children's librarians, elementary school librarians, middle school librarians, elementary and middle school classroom teachers

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February 2013

Summer Reading Program Booking Meeting

Monday, February 04 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Barrington Public Library
Snow Date: Monday, February 11, 2013
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Bring your library calendar, your presenter wish-list, and your sense of humor for our annual summer reading program block-booking event. The official presenter list will be available mid-January, complete with program descriptions. Each library will also receive booking numbers in advance of the meeting; one for the Teen SRP and one for the Children's SRP.

Booking Times:
Teen Summer Reading Program: 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Children's Summer Reading Program: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Important Notes:
If no one from your library can attend the booking meeting, please find another librarian to act as your representative.

There will be a book giveaway happening in conjunction with this event.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Children's Librarians, YA Librarians

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Brown Bag Discussion: Summer Reading Program

Monday, February 04 , 2013
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Barrington Public Library
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

At this brown bag discussion, we will discuss and brainstorm ideas for the 2013 Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading. Bring your 2013 program manual and any ideas you've already developed to share, including any original game boards or innovative reading records your library has developed. We'll have 5 tables set up for discussion and change tables each 25 minutes (each person can select 3 tables to join). We'll have 15 minutes at the end for a whole group review:

  1. School Visits & Marketing
  2. Crafts/Projects (Mary will share secrets to her papier-mache)
  3. Prizes/Incentives/Reporting (bring samples of your reading logs/game cards)
  4. Passive Programs
  5. Partnerships

We'll have a place to record ideas that we'll share at the end of the discussion and on the google group.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: children's librarians

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Adult Services Round Table

Thursday, February 07 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Warwick Public Library
Topic: Publicity Panic! Finding Effective Ways to Advertise Library Events
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Wil Gregersen, Community Services Librarian, Warwick Public Library; Jean Burditt, Reference Librarian, South Kingstown Public Library

Every librarian struggles with how to advertise programs and events, and every librarian has found publicity tricks that work. Join Jean Burditt and Wil Gregersen for a fun, charrette-style discussion to hear how other libraries promote events and to share your own advertising success stories.

Come prepared to talk about the following topics:

  1. What is your most successful way to advertise programs and events?
  2. How do you advertise in-house?
  3. How do you get local media to promote your events?
  4. How do you advertise electronically (including websites, email, newsletters, and social media)?

Sign up today for a program guaranteed to produce great dialogue and to provide ways to maximize your marketing efforts.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Open for All.

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A Disaster Plan Tabletop Exercise

Wednesday, February 27 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Topic: Protecting the Past - RI
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Alexandra Allardt, ArtCare Resources

Beta-test your disaster plan! This workshop from Protecting the Past - RI will give you an opportunity to test your disaster plan before an event happens in your building. You will learn how to review your plan to ensure that it provides proper guidance to you and your staff in responding to a disaster and does not have gaps. In a tabletop exercise, simulated emergency situations are presented and, in a low-stress and informal environment, participants use their disaster plan to resolve problems and issues. The tabletop is designed to engage administration and staff in the preparedness process; to develop a cohesive response team; and build confidence in being able to respond appropriately. We encourage you to register for the program with a partner from your institution, but single trainees are accepted.

Prerequisite: A completed disaster plan or one that is currently being updated.

For more information about tabletop exercises and how you can benefit from participating, contact Theresa Woodmansee (401) 253-1691 or Donna Longo DiMichele (401) 574-9303.

[This is a repeat of the January 15 program of the same name.]

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Directors, facilities managers, preservation specialists, and other staff from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies.

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March 2013

YART

Tuesday, March 05 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
West Warwick Public Library
Topic: Summer Reading Program Sharing Session
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Come and discuss the 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program, "Beneath the Surface." with your colleagues from around the state. Topics of discussion will include programming ideas, fundraising, incentives, teen volunteers, program requirements/record-keeping, and other topics (bring your thoughts and ideas, please). A book list of recommended YA fiction and non-fiction will be shared.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: YA Librarians.

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Cloud Computing

Wednesday, March 20 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
East Providence Weaver Library
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Shane Sher, AskRI

The Cloud – it sounds awfully mysterious and intimidating. But, by learning about how your data is stored, where it goes, and how to keep it safe, you can make the most of this powerful storage technology. This class will demystify the mechanics of remote, online storage; the differences between Cloud service providers and each of their advantages and disadvantages; and, most importantly, making sure your information is safe and secure. No matter what your level of computer savvy may be, learning to navigate the Cloud provides new tools and ideas for connecting, sharing, learning, and teaching within your library.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Open to all Librarians.

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Adult Services Round Table

Thursday, March 21 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cranston Public Library
Topic: Domestic Fiction and Narrative Nonfiction
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Maryanne Berry, Librarian, Cranston Public Library; Lauri Burke and Margaret McNulty, Librarians, Barrington Public Library.

Listen to book presentations from librarians, and bring your favorites to share.

Domestic Fiction will cover both male and female writers. The presenter will touch on what have been successful books discussion choices.

Narrative nonfiction focuses on stories hidden in the nonfiction stacks, titles people are eager to read when they are on the 'new books' shelf but then tend to languish interfiled amid factual books in the nonfiction collection. Please bring a list of 2 or more narrative nonfiction titles that you have found to be successful recommendations to your patrons.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Adult Services Librarians.

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Collections and Property Risk Assessment, Appraisal, and Insurance

Wednesday, March 27 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RI Association of Insurance Agents, 2400 Post Road, Warwick
Topic: Protecting the Past - RI
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Kevin Carvahlo, RI State Risk Manager, Division of Facilities Management; Sean Donaghey, CPCU Account Executive, RI Assc. of Insurance Agents; and John A. Woods, John A. Woods Appraisers.

Enhance your ability to care for and protect your collections or building. This program offers an opportunity to meet with three experts that can assist you with the first phase of disaster planning. Learn the risk management process of identifying exposures, prioritizing the risks, looking at loss control and risk financing options available.

Hear about methods of insuring either through a property insurance policy or through a floater form. You will also gain knowledge on the appraisal process of your collection or building. We encourage the dedicated volunteers and organizations with limited staff that manage cultural heritage institutions to take part in this workshop.

For more information about this workshop and how you can benefit from participating, contact Theresa Woodmansee (401) 253-1691 or Donna Longo DiMichele (401) 574-9303.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Directors, facilities managers, preservation specialists, and other staff from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies. Volunteers for non-profit cultural heritage organizations are welcome

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April 2013

Libraries for All Children

Monday, April 01 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kingston Free Library
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Carrie Banks, Supervising Librarian, The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs/Kidsmobile, Brooklyn Public Library

Twelve percent of school age children receive special education services. Approximately 15% of children have a learning disability. One in 110 children meets the diagnostic criteria for Autism. Including these children with disabilities in your library's programs and services is easier than you think. This workshop will provide a framework and guidelines for designing programs that meet the needs of all children by exploring the concepts of Universal Design and Multiple Intelligences. Issues such as communication, behavior management, materials in alternate formats, assistive technology and inclusive play will be addressed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will understand the importance of serving children with disabilities.
  • Participants will develop skills that enable them to work with children with disabilities.
  • Participants will be able to include children with disabilities in their programs.
  • Participants will know where to go for further support in including children with disabilities.
  • Participants will understand the importance of inclusive play in the library and have the tools to facilitate and model it.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Children's Librarians

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AskRI for Librarians

Friday, April 05 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Warwick Public Library
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Shane Sher, AskRI

AskRI.org provides invaluable tools and databases to Rhode Island residents. But how can libraries across the state make use of this resource, and bring its services to their patrons? Learn about the different databases supported by AskRI, from tutoring services to finding published articles and books digitally to learning another language and more. This class will cover the eight databases hosted through AskRI so that you can be prepared to access these services for both yourself and the public.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Open to all Librarians.

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We're All in It Together: Connecting Reference & Information Literacy Across All Rhode Island Libraries

Monday, April 08 , 2013
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
CCRI - Warwick Campus, Board Room, #4090
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, Professor, School Library Media Program & Information Literacy Certification - Coordinator, GSLIS at Harrington School, URI

Mary MacDonald, Professor, University Library, Head of Instruction, Information Literacy Librarian. Julie Holden, Information Services & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Cranston Public Library. Jennifer Thomas, Director of Library and Technology Integration at Bishop Stang High School. Amanda Richman, Public Services Librarian, Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan

Roundtable sessions:

1. Are You Ready for the Common Core?
2. Information Literacy Continuum K-16
3. Free & Cool Tech Tools
4. Finding and Evaluating Health Information
5. Marketing Your Invisible Resources, Databases (AskRI)

Information Literacy and Inquiry/Reference Services are of increasing importance to patrons of all ages in all types of libraries. Join the OLIS Multi-type Library Reference Advisory Group for a keynote presentation and roundtable discussions that will bring together school, public, academic, and special library staff to learn and share ideas about best practices and future applications to enhance and connect these valuable services across all Rhode Island libraries.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Open to all library staff.

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YART

Monday, April 08 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cross' Mills Public Library
Topic: Teen Relationships
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Jessica Walsh, B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in Communication Studies and Sociology. (for more information, please see program description)

I will focus the session on preparing YA librarians to facilitate programs and discussions about dating violence and healthy relationships. Participants will learn what is healthy and unhealthy in a teen relationship, and will receive tools that will help them discuss this challenging topic with the young folks in their program.

Presenter

Jessica Walsh has been with the prevention department of the Women's Resource Center for over nine years. Currently the director of the department, she manages the local DELTA project in Newport, RI. She facilitates a community partnership team of teens and adults who are committed to eradicating domestic violence in their community. She is also responsible for utilizing the Getting to Outcomes model to evaluate prevention programming as well as introducing agency staff and community team members to basic program planning and evaluation. Previously, she was a violence prevention educator, delivering the agency's Peace Promotion curricula in 15 local schools to over 2,000 students. She was responsible for the updating, modification, and creation of new curriculum. She also assisted in the development and implementation of several new after-school programs for elementary and middle school students. She co-facilitated Summer Peace Camp as well as designing and facilitating parent, teacher, and community violence prevention training workshops. Jessica holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in Communication Studies and Sociology.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: YA librarians, middle school librarians, high school librarians.

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Adult Services Round Table

Tuesday, April 16 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
East Providence Weaver Library
Topic: Summer Reading
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Lauren Miklovic

Come discuss best practices, prizes, and the CSLP Summer Reading Manual for your Adult Summer Reading Program.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Librarians running the Summer Reading Program for adults at their libraries.

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AskRI for Librarians

Wednesday, April 17 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
East Providence Weaver Library
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Shane Sher, AskRI

AskRI.org provides invaluable tools and databases to Rhode Island residents. But how can libraries across the state make use of this resource, and bring its services to their patrons? Learn about the different databases supported by AskRI, from tutoring services to finding published articles and books digitally to learning another language and more. This class will cover the eight databases hosted through AskRI so that you can be prepared to access these services for both yourself and the public.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: School librarians, library staff

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Geek 101

Friday, April 26 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cranston Public Library
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Shane Sher, AskRI

Are you finding that you are always the last to know about some great website or new technology? Do patrons ask you questions about tech tools, apps, and websites and you have no idea what they’re talking about? How on earth can you wade through all the latest technology developments and still have time to do your job? It’s easier than you think. Using tools like RSS feeds and IFTTT can help you stay on top of the latest trends in technology and enable you to answer patrons' tech questions in no time. Learn how to harness technology to put you ahead of the curve. This basic class for the less-technology inclined will get you started and help bring out your inner geek.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Open to all Librarians.

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May 2013

YART

Wednesday, May 08 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Warwick Public Library
Topic: Realistic Fiction & Graphic Novels
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Brandi Kenyon and Jennifer Beiermann

Registration required.
Intended Audience: YA librarians, middle school librarians, high school librarians.

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Adult Services Round Table

Tuesday, May 21 , 2013
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Greenville Public Library
Topic: General Planning Meeting
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Lauren Miklovic and Chaichin Chen, Office of LIbrary and Information Services

Gather with your adult services librarian colleagues from around the state to plan the Adult Services Round Table meetings for 2013-2014. We'll determine meeting topics, dates, presenters, discussion leaders, and host libraries. The Round Table program welcomes all Adult Services librarians to consider leading a meeting. Think about a topic you've researched, your favorite genre, or a successful program you've developed and share what you know with others on a statewide platform.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: Adult Services Librarians and Programming professionals.

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June 2013

YART

Thursday, June 13 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Jamestown Philomenian Library
Topic: Organizational Meeting & Annual Highlights
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, OLIS

Gather with your young adult librarian colleagues from around the state to plan the YART meetings for 2013-2014. We'll determine meeting topics, dates, presenters, host libraries, and book list coordinators. YART welcomes all teen librarians to consider leading a meeting. Think about a topic you've researched, your favorite genre of YA literature, a successful program you've developed, relevant experiences from another job you've had (pre-librarian), or another hot topic and share what you know with others on a statewide platform. We'll recognize those who have lead meetings this past year .... and there will be a book giveaway.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: YA librarians, middle school librarians, high school librarians.

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August 2013

Affordable Care Act and RI Libraries

Tuesday, August 13 , 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Barrington Public Library
Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Marti Rosenberg, Program Director for the Providence Plan’s Health Insurance Task Force

Do you receive questions from your library patrons about health reform? Looking for more information about new health insurance options in 2014?

Come to a presentation from HealthSource RI- the new one-stop marketplace for Rhode Islanders to find, compare and purchase affordable health insurance plans. We'll give an overview of who we are, talk about our outreach efforts and answer any of your questions.

HealthSource RI knows local librarians will play a key role in educating Rhode Islanders about how our health care world is changing. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to steer your patrons towards the right information and assistance. Please join us so we can begin this partnership.

Marti Rosenberg is the Program Director for the Providence Plan’s Health Insurance Task Force. The Providence Plan has a contract provide outreach on HealthSource RI the state health benefits exchange.

Registration required.
Intended Audience: RI library staff.

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