RILINK Newsletter

November 2019

Last Call! Survey Closes November 8

Please fill out the RILINK Planning Survey. Your feedback is crucial to the development of the five year plan. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, November 8.


Enter your name at the end to participate in the raffle for a new barcode scanner or a gift card.


Thank you to all who have already completed it!

BookLynx eBooks and Audiobooks

To everyone using BookLynx eBooks and digital audio books:


  • You can find the list of the 199 BookLynx titles (both eBooks [161] and audio books [38]) added for October at https://bit.ly/nov2019books

  • Instructions for adding BookLynx eBooks and digital audio books to your library‚Äôs FollettShelf are on our web site at https://guides.rilink.org/ebooks2018 on the [Add/Delete Titles?] tab. You may need to refresh/reload the page to see the current set of instructions.

Please note: Donna Good is eagerly awaiting your suggestions for titles/subjects/genres to add to BookLynx. Just fill out the form at https://rilink.libwizard.com/f/eBookrequest.

Follett Challenge

Follett is looking to support libraries working to create programs that impact teaching and learning. Check out this opportunity on the Follett Challenge site. Deadline to enter is December 12, 2019 at 12:00PM.

Destiny Discover Simplified Display

Destiny Discover now offers a Simplified display option for K-5. Libraries currently using Destiny Quest should explore this new option which will eventually replace Destiny Quest. Learn more about this new display option at https://guides.rilink.org/Destiny17 and https://guides.rilink.org/discoverv17.


Standard display remains the option aimed at 6-12.

OLIS Fair Use and Copyright Professional Development Session on November 19

Please join colleagues from all library types at Fairly Useful: Copyright in Libraries, Part 2 at Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, November 19 from 1:00 - 4:45 PM. The session will offer four programs in two concurrent tracks and will feature presenters and topics of great interest to school librarians. If you can't make it to the earlier tracks that start at 1:15 PM, you are welcome to come for the later tracks that start at 3 PM. For more information and to register, please see this page of the OLIS website. RILINK participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The 3:00 PM tracks are described below. [Session descriptions follow.]


Practical Tips and Strategies to Educate Faculty and Staff on Copyright, Fair Use, and Plagiarism

Presenters: Mary Moen, Assistant Professor; Lauren Mandel, Associate Professor - Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

Under the ALA Code of Ethics, librarians advocate the balance between holders of intellectual property rights and users of that intellectual property. Learn from GSLIS faculty how to support faculty and staff in understanding the complexities of copyright, fair use, and plagiarism. Hands on activities and active discussion will inspire participants with ideas they can bring back to their practice.


"Ripping Digital Video" & the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Presenter: Renee Hobbs, Professor, Director, Media Education Lab, University of Rhode Island

When can patrons legally rip video for creative media production projects? How does the recent 2018 ruling impact what librarians can and cannot do on behalf of their patrons? What does the Library of Congress see as the new opportunities and challenges that lie ahead regarding the fair use of streaming video?

Student Holds In Destiny Discover Simplified Display

Students can now place Holds for Titles in the Simplified Interface in Destiny Discover for local and ILL titles with the right parameters set in Back Office.


Two areas must be addressed in Back Office to accomplish this: Library Policies & Access Levels.


  • In Library Policies/ Patron Types make sure the Max number of Holds reflects at least 1 or the Student will not see the option to place a Hold.
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  • In Access Levels settings for Patron/PatronsTab/Self-Empowered Patron Access, for example, these additional parameters must be addressed.


To place Holds for ILL in any interface under the Access Levels settings for Patron/Library Materials/Library Catalog Search Access, Search all library sites through Destiny Discover must be checked.


If you have any questions, please contact us using the RILINK Help Request Form.

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RILINK Strategic Plan Update

The staff is currently developing a five-year strategic plan for RILINK. The draft plan addresses goals concerning organizational structure, services, and the balance between reading and technology.


The responses to the RILINK organization survey are one source of data for this process. Additionally, an advisory board has been formed to review the plan. The board consists of representatives from the following constituencies/groups:


  • RILINK - one each from elementary, middle, high, & private schools
  • GSLIS
  • LBRI
  • RILA
  • Office of Innovation
  • RIASP
  • EBEC
  • CORI
  • Two At-Large Members

This group will meet twice; once in December and once in June. The rest of the process will take place electronically. RILINK will have in place a five-year strategic plan beginning in July 2020.


We will provide updates during the process.

RILINK Schools- Makerspaces and LibGuides

Members may want to check out the Springshare Blog posting "Using LibGuides, LibCal & Equipment Booking For Makerspaces." While the examples are from the post secondary level, they offer ideas about how these tools help to make the spaces a success.

RILINK Schools Featured on Springshare Blog

In case you missed the posting to the RILINK List, RILINK Schools was featured as a client story on Springshare Buzz at https://buzz.springshare.com/stories/rilink.