RILINK Newsletter

November 2020

2021-22 Budget Reminders

Putting your budget together for next year?

Remember to include the following (see the October Newsletter at for more details).

  • Increase to $862.67 for annual software maintenance with move to a hosted system
  • RILINK dues @$1.50 per student based on the enrollment reported to RIDE on October 1
  • Five percent possible increase in any database subscriptions that you add for your library
  • Membership in the OverDrive group based on student enrollment. Cost is provided in the chart below ($100 for BookLynx fee per site will no longer be charged)
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Group subscriptions for CultureGrams, Exploring Nature, LibGuides, and LibWizard will continue with no additional charge.

November Tips

check-in books belonging to other RILINK member libraries

You can now check-in books belonging to other RILINK member libraries. Please make arrangements, when circumstances permit, to get these items, as well as items belonging to other LORI libraries, back to the owning library.

Overdue Reports

If your Overdue report fails, remove eBooks from the Material Types on the second page of the Overdue Report setup.
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New Additions to BookLynx

Check out the 39 new eBooks and 8 digital audiobooks recently added to BookLynx at . The list includes selections for a variety of grade levels, including

  • Balloons Over Broadway, by Mel Sweet (grades K-2) Picture book about Tony Sarg, the man behind the balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Includes free teaching resources downloadable from Titlewave(c)
  • The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth, Hudson, Wade, editor (grades 5-8) See reviews at
  • The River Between Us by Peck, Richard The harsh realities of the Civil War in an historical novel with many surprises. Includes Educators Guide downloadable from Titlewave(c)

Find directions for adding eBooks and digital audio books to your collection at When adding new eBooks and audio books to your collection, sort by date added in descending order to see the newest titles. As always, Donna Good looks forward to receiving your requests and recommendations. Just fill out the form at

Professional Titles on BookLynx

Professional eBooks for you and your teachers are also available to add from BookLynx. Sort the Title Maintenance list by Interest Level to see these titles. Take a look at The Highly Effective Teacher: 7 Classroom-Tested Practices That Foster Student Success by Jeff C. Marshall. From the back cover: "What are the secrets to unlocking student success? And what can teachers do to get better at helping students develop deep understanding of content, attain higher-order thinking skills, and become secure, confident, and capable learners? In this book, teacher and professor Jeff Marshall showcases how teaching with intentionality answers these questions."

RILINK Strategic Plan Update

The RILINK Strategic Plan will be made public on November 9, 2020 via the listserv.

A New Collection by Destiny For Our Future Ready Librarian Podcast Series

Shannon McClintock-Miller has created a Collection called Leading From The Library, Future Ready Librarians® Podcast available at You do not need to be logged in to view it or create a PDF of the podcasts. You must be logged in to make a copy of the Collection.

AskRI UPdate

Channel 36 PreK-12 Resources for New School Routines

Find these resources at including

  • The PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel - educational programming for children ages 2-8 throughout the day, seven days a week. (en español)
  • The WORLD At-Home Learning Block -, offered nationally by WGBH, features educationally aligned programming for students in grades 6-12 from Noon – 5 PM daily.
  • Bilingual Learn Along Bingo Packets
  • Video resources by grade level, preK-12, for topics in Science, Math, Reading/English Language, Social Studies and History, Social-Emotional Learning and the Arts

Destiny Updates

eBook Holds in Destiny Discover

Holds can now be placed on eBooks. Permission to place Holds must first be turned on in Back Office.

  • Go to the Admin tab and then click on Access Levels
  • Chose the Access level you want to Edit
  • Click on the Patron tab
  • Check "Place hold for self from Catalog (Library)" under Self-Empowered Patron Access
  • Click Save

To activate Holds in Destiny Discover

  • open the Main Menu
  • click on Admin/ Policies/ Patron Types
  • open on Action and then the Edit Pencil for the Patron Type

Please remember when establishing Max Checkouts and Max Holds that BookLynx is a shared option. Follett provides videos on placing Holds in general on the Follett Community site.

Quarantine status for checked-in items

The quarantine option for checked-in items went into effect on October 28 at 3:00 pm. Checked in items at all RILINK libraries will have a status of quarantined for three days. This is a system-wide setting and cannot be changed or reset for an individual site. Little documentation about how this actually works is currently available, so please use RILINK Help for any comments or concerns.

Quick Survey about Quarantine Function

Please take five minutes to fill out this very short survey about your experience with the quarantine function. Your feedback will be used to assess/troubleshoot this tool.

Zoom Session: All about Holds & the Quarantine Function

RILINK will host a Zoom session on Holds and the quarantine function on November 9 at 3:30 PM. The meeting information will be sent to the RILINK List on November 4. The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend .

Make a Wish Option in Destiny Discover

Patrons can now request a title in Destiny Discover by making a wish. Librarians can view Wish Lists in Destiny Back Office. Select Reports > Library Reports, and then under Catalog -- Titles & Copies, select Wish Lists. More information is available

Upcoming Professional Learning

RILINK ECN Offerings

As a provider for RIDE's Educator Course Network, RILINK is offering 5 sessions on November 16. Please send suggestions for future sessions to

Members may also request customized sessions. Visit our RILINK Professional Learning page at for more details or to request a session.

ALA Announcements

Local Candidate for ALA President

Ed Garcia, Library Director for Cranston Public Library, is a candidate for ALA president.

2021 ALA Midwinter Meetings & Exhibits

The ALA Midwinter Conference (Jan 22-26) registration opened on November 5. Because this event is virtual, the rate to attend is much lower. Find out all the details at

I love my librarian award

Ten honorees—working in U.S. school, public, and academic libraries—will receive $5,000 and complimentary registration to ALA Midwinter Virtual. They will be recognized at a virtual ceremony on January 23. Nominations close November 9.

Go to to nominate your favorite librarian!