RILINK Newsletter

October 2018

"Discover" What's New in Destiny Discover

Destiny Discover’s “hamburger” icon provides the best place to find latest developments in Destiny Discover.

  • Click on this icon In Destiny Discover when logged in.
  • Scroll down to click on Help and a new page will open.
  • Click on the What’s New! on the bottom left.

September items include

  • seeing quickly how many search results were returned on the Books, Collections, and Open Educational Resources search results tabs and
  • listing all of the book and digital book resource results in the same search result tab.

Heidi Blais Represents Library Media Specialists

Heidi Blais, Library Media Specialist at Cranston High School East, is representing Library Media Specialists on the Library Board of Rhode Island. She previously worked as a school library media specialist at the Hugh B. Bain Middle School (Cranston) and several Cranston elementary schools. In 2015, she was one of three finalists for the RI Teacher of the Year and was Teacher of the Year for the Cranston Public Schools in 2014. A frequent presenter of professional development workshops, Ms. Blais has served on the executive board for the School Librarians of RI and worked with the RI Innovation Consortium to design an evaluation rubric for library media specialists.

ILL Training & Stats Reminder

Karen Shore will provide ILL training for any member new to the ILL process or as a refresher for any member who could benefit from additional training. Karen will come to your school to provide this on-site training. A typical session will run about two hours. Please email Karen to request training.

Please submit your September ILL stats if you haven't already done so. Thank you!

Is IP Authentication Working for Exploring Nature & CultureGrams?

Exploring Nature and CultureGrams are accessible from your school without the need to log in with a username and password. Both services should be IP authenticated.

If IP authentication is not working for your school, please

  • confirm the current public IP address range for your school or district with local tech support and
  • email the correct IP address or range to

You can also try finding the Public IP address for your school by going to a computer in the library and then entering one of these URLs: or .

Need the offsite username and/or password? Contact Karen or Sharon.

News Bites

  • New BookLynx eBooks have been ordered for October and will be available soon to add to your collection. An announcement will be sent to the listserv.

  • If your library has Mackin eBooks, they should be available to your students and teachers through your library site in Destiny. If you are experiencing any issues with your Mackin eBooks and integrating them into your Destiny catalog by uploading MARC records, please contact Dorothy Frechette after October 15th.

  • Did you know TumbleBooks now has many Math resources? To find out more, check out their free guide at Get on their mailing list by sending an email request to to sign up for weekly emails from TumbleMath that highlight a different book and its lesson plan!

  • Planning PD? Don't forget RILINK is available for onsite professional development! Details available on the new, improved RILINK website.

  • Is your district tech person interested in learning more about Follett Resource Manager? Contact Sharon by October 17 if your district is interested in an informational session presented by Follett.

  • Follett Classic Catalog widget code was recently updated to reflect the change from "http" to "https." If you have any questions, contact Sharon.
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New Titles Added to RIsocks

Thinking about joining our RILINK shared OverDrive collection? Please take a look at the resources on our web site at

Overdrive tabs on the site include

  • information about the shared collection
  • costs for joining (based on student enrollment), plus the participation form that you need to complete and submit to OverDrive.

Current members experiencing any issues accessing the titles in the Shared Collection or adding them to their Destiny catalog by uploading MARC records should contact Dorothy Frechette after October 15th.

RILINK Schools LibGuides Policy

Thank you for the great response! If you haven't had a chance to review the policy yet, please visit to read the policy and complete the sign off form. Emails have gone out to those with questions.