RILINK Newsletter

November 2018

Access Levels Update

New Access Levels have been "pushed out" to all Destiny sites for Blended Learning Generic and Substitute Generic. An amended Library Administrator Access Level has also been "pushed out" that now allows those with logins at this Access Level to change the default Patron Type and Access Level settings when adding a new patron. The Library Administrator Level can also edit Access Level settings in the Back Office.

For more details about these new additions and updates visit

AASL recognizes Cranston hs east!

Congratulations to Cranston High School East and Heidi Blais for being recognized by AASL as part of the "Because Libraries = Strong Communities" national tour. The complete story is linked below.

Customized CultureGrams Widgets for LibGuides Users!

Dorothy has customized the code for two of the CultureGrams widgets so they open in a new window. Using the "Reuse Existing Widget," search for CultureGram State widget and CultureGrams World Map owned by Dorothy. Do NOT copy these widgets. RILINK will update these widgets as needed automatically updating the ones on your sites.

Learn more about reusing content on the RILINK Schools LibGuides CMS Users Guide.

Need a refresher on how to reuse a widget? Check out this screencast.

Check Out Upcoming Continuing Education events on OLIS Calendar

November 8

Interested in how school, academic, and public libraries can use Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance learning opportunities for their students and patrons? Attend this workshop sponsored by the LORI Resource Sharing Working Group. Learn more at Open Education Resources

November 14

Learn more about how all types of libraries for a variety of age groups are creating maker spaces. Learn more at Library Creation Camp: Makerspace Mini-Conference

View a complete list of OLIS Continuing Educations events at

Is your LibGuides Site Linked off your RICAT and/or the school webpage? Please Read this!

RILINK Schools is a secure( https) web site. Please update the link on your RICAT homepage and/or send an updated friendly URL to your school's web master which includes the https. Otherwise, the site will come up as unverified.

New Feature! corner Bookshelf!

Each newsletter will feature one title of interest to our members. To nominate a title for a future newsletter, please contact

For our inaugural title, we are pleased to alert you to hide with me, a debut YA novel by South Kingstown High School graduate Sorboni Banerjee. Read more about Sorboni on her website.

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Missed a BookLynx or RIsocks Update? What the scoop on eBooks?

A complete list of additions to BookLynx and RIsocks is available on the RILINK site at

One great place to get the scoop about eBooks and how they currently work is Another is eBook Essentials on the RILINK site.

Reminder: Patrons should access eBooks in Destiny Discover so Checkout is available. This option is NOT available if the eBook is opened in Destiny Classic.