RILINK Newsletter

September 2021

RILINK Recipient of LORI Grant

The move to Follett Hosted which took place over the summer was made possible in part by a LORI Grant from the RI Office of Library & Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. RILINK thanks OLIS for the continuing support to improve services for our members.
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World Book Database Changes

Changes to the World Book database options took place over the summer. Three databases
  • Early People
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Living Green

are no longer available as individual databases. Their content has been rolled into the other databases. The widgets and links added to LibGuides sites have been removed. See more details about this on the RILINK Schools Fall 2021 Newsletter.


Check out the complete menu of World Book databases available for free to all Rhode Island residents at https://www.worldbookonline.com/home/.

Tutor.com Returns

Tutor.com is again available for all Rhode Islanders for free! Share this valuable resource with your students and the entire school community.

New Site Setup Updates

Destiny Discover Homepage

Buttons and their corresponding URLs are available on the RILINK website to add to your school's Destiny Discover homepage. Directions on how to add these links are available at https://bit.ly/2WVrcqY.


Need some help with this process? Click on the RILINK Request Help Form button in this newsletter.

eBooks & Audiobooks Carousels

Currently, these carousels in Destiny Discover may be showing titles not available to your students. We recommend hiding by deselecting them under More| Admin| Display Options| Featured Content.
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If your library owns ebooks and audiobooks, we suggest creating a custom carousel to highlight those titles. If you have 20 or more titles you want to highlight, creating a Collection is an option.

New Site Setup Survey

Resubmit the survey if you answered NO and the questions are now resolved.
This link may also be used to submit the survey for the first time. PL certificates will be sent out for 4 hours of asynchronous professional learning as soon as the process is complete and sites are ready to be removed.

The deadline to complete the new site setup is September 24.

RICAT Page Status

As of right now, a main page with all of the schools listed and linked to their catalog will not be available.


An option might be to create a "launch page" whose link could be posted in a central location for student access. This is an example of one based on the South Kingstown School District.


We are happy to brainstorm other possible solutions to the issue created by the loss of the RICAT main page. Please contact us using the RILINK Help Request Form with your questions.

Help Requests Submissions

Please submit a RILINK Help Request Form to ensure the most efficient response to your questions. The form can be accessed by clicking on the orange Request Help on the right-hand side of the RILINK website or via the link in any of the RILINK Staff signatures.


Please include the following information in all requests:


  1. Site where problem is occurring (URL)
  2. Username/password
  3. Browser
  4. A screenshot of the issue if it involves technology
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ILL Update

Have you completed LORI Certification?

The LORI Certification window for school libraries will close on September 30. Once you have completed the LibPAS application, you will receive an email from OLIS with a link to the LORI School Year Survey which you must complete. The last step will be signing the LORI Certification form with DocuSign via email. Visit Library of Rhode Island Certification for complete details.


Although the ILL module will not be available for borrowing materials from other RILINK schools for several months, schools that are LORI certified will be able to request materials from Ocean State Libraries and have them delivered.


If you have any questions about the process contact Jason.Ackermann@olis.ri.gov or Chaichin.Chen@olis.ri.gov.

Important ILL Information for Participating Schools 2020-21

All Checked Out and Returning items on the Processing Needed page in your old Destiny Back Office are now listed as “Available” in your new site. You should print/download a copy of these transactions from the old site and mark them “Lost” in your new site.

Zoomulias Schedule

Watch the RILINK List for the schedule and a list of topics.
Professional Learning Sessions

Request professional learning sessions for LibGuides and LibWizard as well as all other member services listed on this site.