OLIS CE Programs December 2016

Upcoming Programs

Starting a Makerspace in your Library: Tips and Tricks

Monday, Dec. 5th, 4-6pm

Exeter-West Greenwich Regional Junior High School

Speaker(s): Bevin Winner, School Librarian, Exeter-West Greenwich Junior High School


Libraries are embracing the maker movement and here is your chance to find out the steps one librarian took to create a makerspace in her library. From proposal to budget, buy-in, material/equipment selection, activities, promotional efforts and access policies, you will learn the tips and tricks to starting a makerspace in your library. After an overview of the implementation process, participants will be able to ask questions, view student work, share their own experiences with makerspaces, and have plenty of time to play with different tools and materials. This workshop is intended for those thinking about starting a makerspace and those who are in their early stages of implementation.


This workshop is part of the Media Smart Libraries program which was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Attendance at this workshop could be applied to either the Access and Use or the Create and Collaborate digital badge.


Registration required.

Intended Audience: Public Librarians, School Librarians

Mock Newbery Meeting #3

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 7-9pm

Archie R. Cole Middle School

Speaker(s): Group Discussion


We continue taking a closer look at the children's novels of 2016. This will be our last discussion before voting on January 18 at the Oaklawn Branch Library, Cranston. Stay tuned for the short list and be sure to join the RI Mock Newbery Award Goodreads group, where the discussion is 24/7. Contact Danielle Margarida to join the Goodreads group or for more information.


Registration required.

Intended Audience: Youth Services librarians

Teen Summer Reading Program (SRP) Performer's Showcase

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 9:30am-12pm

Warwick Public Library

Speaker(s): auditions by SRP presenters


The Performer's Showcase is your chance to be introduced to educators/performers who want to be a part of the annual statewide Teen Summer Reading Program. In addition to observing the presentations, talk to multiple other program providers with table top displays. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and offer your recommendations for the 2017 slate of SRP programs offered statewide.


The booking meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 (snow date: February 14) at the Warwick Public Library.


Registration required.

Intended Audience: Youth Service librarians