Copyright & Fair Use survey
On behalf of the LORI Resource Sharing Working Group (RSWG), Karen and Zach invite school library staff to complete this brief copyright and fair use survey to let us know the questions and concerns that apply to you. Survey results will be used to formulate ideas for future RSWG programming.
Survey submissions are anonymous. Deadline for submissions is 5 PM on Friday, April 5.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Host site for May Inventory Session
INFOBASE TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR APRIL THROUGH MAY
Databases available include
- Bloom's Literature
- Chelsea House Biographies Online
- Classroom Video On Demand
- Curriculum Resource Center
- Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (could your Guidance Office use this?)
- History Databases
- Issues & Controversies
- Mid/High School eBook Subscription Collection
- Science Online
- The World Almanac for Kids Elementary
- World News Digest
- World Religions
- Writer's Reference Center
and many others. Share the trial with your teachers, including Mailbox School - fun and engaging ideas, activities, and worksheets with teacher-created ideas that work. Please note that Infobase will not increase the pricing on all renewals for the next three years.
New Additions to Booklynx
You can find the list of the 69 BookLynx titles, both eBooks and audiobooks, added or renewed for March at https://bit.ly/marchbooklynx.
Instructions for adding BookLynx eBooks and digital audiobooks to your library’s FollettShelf are on our web site at http://guides.rilink.org/shelf 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 http://rilink.libsurveys.com/eBookrequest
Order barcode labels
RI Book Awards Announcements
"High school students from across Rhode Island have voted! We're proud to announce The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as the winner of the 2019 Rhode Island Teen Book Award.
Our Honor Books are Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater."
-from Stephanie Barta, Children's Librarian, Louttit Library
"The 2019 Rhode Island Children's Book Award winner is Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick and illustrated by Iacopo Bruno! This year 94 schools and libraries submitted votes from 7,259 students in grades 3-5 who read at least 3 titles from the list of 20 nominees.' - from Margarida Danielle at OLIS
All of the titles for the 2020 nominees for both lists are now available in RILINK Schools Assets as Book from Catalog.
Two very simple sample pages have been created on the Webster High School demo site. Please feel free to reuse the boxes or pages. Make sure you copy the box or page so you can edit it to fit the needs of your school.
As soon as the titles for RIMSBA are available, they will be added along with a sample page.
Use Statistics Tool for Evaluation
A Word of Caution When Embedding Code
Please take a moment to review this FAQ at https://ask.springshare.com/libguides/faq/939.
New RILINK/LORI Libraries
Congratulations to the following school libraries for successfully completing the process and becoming Resource Sharing libraries for the first time!
- CMS Chariho Middle School
- IPS Capt. Isaac Paine Elementary School
- PGO Goff Middle School
- SPS St. Patrick Academy (9-12)
The benefits of LORI membership include resource sharing with RILINK/LORI schools and the entire Ocean State Libraries network. It is also possible to borrow from academic and out-of-state libraries. The ability to provide needed materials to your students, staff, teachers and administrators is one of the ways school libraries are seen as essential partners in creating lifelong learners.