SLRI Update

Final Board Meeting of 2016-2017

Have a Voice: Join the Board!

Thanks to everyone who voted in our executive board election. Our new president is Lisa Girard, and our new vice-president is Deanna Brooks.

We have filled many of our board positions, but several are still available. Please email Lisa Girard at if you are interested in any of the following:

Committee chairs

  • Advocacy - Reach out to constituencies including administration, legislators, and the general public
  • Member relations - Oversee membership dues collection, troubleshoot Wild Apricot (web site) issues
  • Programs - Manage Watering Holes, annual gathering, Read Across America table, and other ad hoc activities

Members at large (2) - Attend monthly board meetings

Affiliate representatives

  • Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA) - Attend monthly SLRI and COLA meetings
  • New England School Library Association (NESLA) - Attend monthly SLRI meetings and four NESLA meetings: two in person and two online
  • RI Society of Technology Educators (RISTE/NISTE) - Attend monthly RISTE meetings, supports partnerships between our organizations (PD, programs, etc.)

Coverage in School Library Journal

Thanks again to everyone who supported our Kickstarter campaign to produce an advocacy video. Let by Mary Moen, the project got coverage in School Library Journal. Click here to read the story.
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Remember to Sign Up for the Forums

All prior technical issues with the forums have been solved, and they're just waiting for members to sign up and use them! Recent posts include Rooster Games resources, a request to visit Makerspaces, and an invitation to apply to join the RIMSBA committee.

All you need to do to access this content is log in to using the email attached to your membership. If you haven't logged in before, click "Forgot password" to create one.

Have a Great Summer

We hope to see many of you at TeacherFest, which we are co-sponsoring with RILINK and the Narragansett Education Foundation. A dozen SLRI members will be presenting on topics ranging from Fake News to Family Book Clubs.