RILINK Newsletter

December 2021

Destiny Interlibrary Loan is Coming Back !

Follett is working on a new Cross District Loan module for Destiny which will allow RILINK members participating in the statewide interlibrary loan system (LORI) to see and borrow items easily from other districts and schools. RILINK staff has met with the Follett group developing the software, which should be available early next year. No definite date for its release has been announced yet. The new Cross District Loan module, CDL for short, will work in a similar way to the system for loaning across a district that we have used in the past for loans among RILINK members and will be available in conjunction with the existing Destiny interlibrary loans process. The first version of CDL will provide only librarian-mediated loans with student and teacher initiated loans slated for later release. CDL will also include interlibrary loan statistics.

LORI member libraries currently on the delivery schedule who would like to pilot the new module should contact Dorothy or Karen.

Once CDL is in place, ILL requests will no longer appear on the listserv. Thank you for your continuing patience.

Other ILL Updates

RILINK staff has enabled district-defined ILLs for all school districts. This change for participating schools does the following:

  • Directs date calculations for days to circulate to the district level rather than the site level.

  • Removes the requesting site's ability to choose the method of delivery. Ship It is the only available method of delivery from the lending site to the requesting site.

  • Automatically sets up the Receive ILL notification emails permission in Access Levels for the Administrator and Library Administrator.

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This means that any school within a district has the option to borrow and loan with other sites in their district. In order to participate, from Back Office go to Admin|Site Configuration|Circulation and check the first box. The second box allows renewals at the borrowing site and is optional.

If your district has a method of sending materials from one school to another in the district, we encourage you to take advantage of this feature.

Please contact Karen Shore with any ILL questions.

RILINK has added magazines to RISOCKS!

Students and teachers at participating member libraries can check them out at All issues are multi-user, no waiting to access content. Find more information and a list of available titles at

New RISOCKS Committee

RILINK has a new RISOCKS Committee with members representing the public school levels and the independent schools. In accordance with the RILINK Selection Policy, Committee members will monitor title and format selections including all suggestions and requests addressing any issues as they arise. Participating RILINK members can continue to make suggestions and requests on our website at The Committee will have a rotating chair who will communicate with Sara Douglas, our Content Supervisor at OverDrive.

Current RISOCKS Committee members are

  • Independent Schools : Kristie Green, St. Andrews School
  • Elementary Schools: Peggy Chace, East Greenwich and Michelle Steever, Jamestown (Melrose)
  • Middle Schools: Jen Simoneau, Ponaganset and Michelle Steever, Jamestown (Lawn)
  • High Schools: Rosemary Driscoll, East Providence and Susan Evje, Cranston West

If you haven't already done so, please help the RILINK Staff evaluate our progress implementing the five-year Strategic Plan by completing the Implementation Survey at We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Participants who enter their email address at the end of the survey will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card from one of the following independent or local bookstores:

  • Barrington Books ( Barrington)
  • Books on the Square (Providence)
  • Ink Fish Books (Warren)
  • Books on the Pond (Charlestown)
  • Charter Books (Newport)
  • Wakefield Books (Wakefield)
  • Barnes and Noble (Middletown, Smithfield, Warwick)

The survey is available through December 17, 2021.

Zoomulias & Professional Learning

Zoomulias will resume in January. The topics for the next two sessions are
  • January 20- One Search
  • February 17- Catalog Cleanup Tools

Participation certificates will be provided for both sessions. These two sessions will be recorded.

Individual librarians or groups of librarians can request professional learning sessions at any time by completing the "Request Professional Learning Session" form available on the Professional Learning Resources guide on the RILINK website.

General Announcements

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