RILINK Newsletter

December 2019

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Raffle Winners!

RILINK thanks everyone who responded to the RILINK Planning Survey. The data provided will help us to develop the 5 year strategic plan.


And the winners are Kat Lynch, the Amazon Gift Card, and Dee Carlino, the barcode scanner!

Strategic Plan Update

RILINK Staff is evaluating the data received from the survey and having its first meeting with the Strategic Plan Advisory Committee on December 7.


The members of the Advisory Committee are


Martha Badigian, School Library Media Specialist

Peace Dale and Wakefield Elementary Schools


John Bucci, Library Board of Rhode Island


Maria Cotto, Bilingual Children's Librarian

Pawtucket Public Library


Daniela Fairchild, Director

Rhode Island Office of Innovation


Andrea Hajian, Librarian

La Salle Academy, Providence


Sarah Hunicke, Librarian

Portsmouth High School


Stephanie Mills, Librarian

Park View Middle School, Cranston


Mary Moen, Assistant Professor, School Media Coordinator

URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies


Kathleen Odean, Educational Consultant


Donna Ottaviano, Executive Director

East Bay Educational Collaborative


Darshell Silva, Librarian

Davisville Middle School and North Kingstown High School


Joy Souza, Elementary School 1 Head of School

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy; RI Association of School Principals


Holly Walsh, Office of College and Career Readiness

Rhode Island Department of Education


Watch for updates in the monthly newsletter.

Destiny Discover Updates

Follett updates Destiny Discover on a "rolling basis." The latest updates include the following new options:


  • View Featured Content in Carousel format on the homepage so items can be viewed without leaving the page
  • Identify Learning Links with titles
  • Add an image to customize a Learning Link
  • View Learning Links as a Ribbon or in Column B



While changes will always be highlighted in the newsletter, members may choose to check "What's New" on the Destiny Discover Help Center site. Updates between releases are posted there.

Onsite Professional Development

RILINK Staff have made several site visits this fall to provide customized professional development sessions. Both onsite and virtual sessions can be requested by visiting https://guides.rilink.org/home/onsitepd and submitting the Request Professional Development form.


We look forward to visiting your libraries!

Latino Books Month 2020

Rhode Island Latino Arts has announced that May 2020 is Latino Books Month. Visit the their website at http://www.rilatinoarts.org/LatinoBooksMonth.html for all the details and resources available to promote the awareness of Latino books.


RILINK Schools users may reuse the a page with all of the titles or individual boxes at http://www.rilatinoarts.org/LatinoBooksMonth.html. Remember to copy the page or box so that it can be edited.