April 2019 RILA Transition
Save the Date: May 22 Celebration
We want to make this an annual event, and we'd like to come up with a fun name for it. If you have an idea, email it to Lisa Girard at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning suggestion will get a prize at the event!
We are fortunate that the state Library Board is making plans to lobby on our behalf at the State House. They are working on an new survey to gather important data to show lawmakers the state of RI school libraries.
Keep an eye out for the link to share your information. It should only take about 10 minutes (the board timed the beta survey at our last meeting). We are excited that school libraries are being prioritized by the Board, and your data is necessary for their work to be effective.
Board Members Needed
President - Deanna Brooks
Past President - Lisa Girard
President Elect - OPEN
Programs/PD - OPEN
Awards - OPEN
Member at Large - OPEN (5)
RILA Budget Committee Rep - OPEN
RILA Membership Committee Rep - Alyssa Taft
ALA/AASL Rep - Sarah Hunicke
GSLIS Rep - Mary Moen
Library Board Rep - Heidi Blais
RISTE Rep - Joan Mouradjian
Upcoming Changes: Communications
You can start using this new email address for board communication; Deanna Brooks will monitor the inbox and forward messages to the appropriate people: email@example.com.
Carol Byrne is our new Communications Chair; anyone interested in helping with newsletters, meeting minutes, informational emails, or the Twitter account can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Changes: Board Meetings
We are renaming our meetings "Meet-ups," and they are open to all SLRI members. Please join us to give your input on issues and initiatives.
We will schedule additional working meetings as needed for things like conference planning.
Reminder Re: Membership Renewals
Much like how the ALA/AASL memberships work, you will need to join RILA first, and then add SLRI as a section.
Step 1: Select your membership level