RILINK Newsletter

March 2018

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RICAT Updated to Destiny 15.5!

The update to Destiny 15.5 was completed on February 17. Some of the newest features include

  • Patron Nicknames are now visible in Circulation
  • Four new fields have been added to Report Builder: Date Lost and Email 3, 4, & 5 addresses
  • Destiny Discover now displays "You May Also Like" title recommendations.
  • Students can now view Fines and Checkouts in Destiny Discover
  • The Search Bar functionality in Destiny Discover now includes Location, Format, Interest Level, and Reading Program
  • For those with OverDrive Audiobooks- they will now appear on the audiobooks ribbon in Destiny Discover
  • Collections by Destiny® now include free collections under “Featured Collections” tab that provide tools for Lightbox™, an “Instructor Use Only” field so individual items can be hidden from student view, and “Report Abuse feature” that lets users report inappropriate materials

For complete details about the new release visit Follett Community Blog.

We Need Your Feedback!

Please take a few moments from your busy schedules to complete the RILINK Professional Development Survery 2018. The data collected will impact RILINK's plans for a 2018 summer conference and the professional development offerings for the 2018-19 school year.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Deadline to Renew LORI Certification

Reminder: To keep the interlibrary loans rolling along for another year, don't forget to renew your LORI certification by March 22! See LORI Membership on the RILINK website for more information. Watch the RILINK Listserv for updates.

Contact Zach, Karen, or Sharon if you have any questions.

Additions to BookLynx for March 2018

You can find the list of the 81 BookLynx eBook titles added or renewed for March at The new titles may also be viewed as a Collection in Destiny Discover.

New additions appeal to a wide variety of age levels and include fiction and non-fiction, including lots of titles for careers as well as NEW professional titles. You can sort the list by call number, title, author, and date. Instructions for adding BookLynx eBooks and digital audio books to your library’s FollettShelf are on our web site at on the [Add/Delete Titles?] tab.

Please note: Donna Good is eagerly awaiting your suggestions for titles/subjects/genres to add to BookLynx. Just fill out the form at !!

LibGuides Tip of the Month

Looking to give your LibGuides site a fresh look? Consider customizing the Tab and/or Box colors. Step by step directions are available on the RILINK Schools LibGuides CMS Users Guide.

Did You Know?

The Champlin Foundation competitive grant program (from RIDE Friends Memo 2-21-18) will continue in 2018 and focus exclusively on Rhode Island public middle & junior high schools. The request for proposals is on the Foundation's website. Only one application per school will be accepted and requests will be considered for amounts up to $100,000.

New in the OLIS Professional Collection – your tax dollars funding your continuing education ! Borrow a book today from the Frank Iacono Library.

Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning by Chip Donohue, Routledge, 2014. "... a snapshot of the ever-changing digital world of devices, software, and websites... a structured, multidimensional framework that is the clearest path to date for professional decision-making about technology and digital media choices that enhance learning for young children... " - Jerlean E. Daniel, Early Childhood Consultant (NAEYC Executive Director from 2010 to 2013)

Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens by Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine, Jossey-Bass, 2015) “Guernsey and Levine provide an exhaustive, comprehensible resource for parents and educators, offering distinct approaches and tools on how to help children become strong readers, despite the often overwhelming influence of digital media... ”Krista Welz, North Bergen High School, NJ, SLJ review

RICAT is now a Secure Site (https://) that encrypts and decrypts requests and responses. This ensures security of student information, especially when students are using Destiny Collections.

World Book is also now a Secure Site. Please update any links to World Book to

Please report any authentication issues to through their tech support form.

Save the Date!

RI Library Legislative Day 2018

Tuesday, April 10th, 2:30-4:30pm

82 Smith Street

Providence, RI

Organizations may send up to 2 or 3 representatives.

If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Dyer.