SLRI Update

October 2016

Sign Up for the Forums before the Listserv Disappears!

OSHEAN, the organization that has managed the group of listservs that many organizations (including us) use, is decommissioning the service effective December 31. Luckily, the SLRI web site already has forum notifications in place that we can use to replace our listserv.

All you need to do is log in to our site and then subscribe to the forums. Going forward, you'll receive email alerts when new topics/questions and answers are posted. And any questions you may post will be delivered to your colleagues.

Alyssa Taft created a how-to video (below) to show you how easy it is.

SLRI Forum Tutorial

Advocacy Video in the Works

Mary Moen, recently named coordinator for the SLM program at GSLIS, is spearheading a "Day in the Life of a School Librarian" video project for us to share with government officials, district administrators, and the general public. Filmmakers will be attending our November meeting to discuss ideas; all SLRI members are invited as well.

If you'd like to join the committee to work on this project, please contact Mary at

And don't forget, we'd love to feature a day in YOUR life on the web site. If you have a blog or website, you can post your story there and send the link to Meredith Moore at That's what Suzanne Jordan did. Or you can send your text and photos to Meredith, and she will make a page on the SLRI site for you.

POLL: Want to Know More about ESSA?

AASL has offered to conduct Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) workshops for each state organization, with the goal of connecting ESSA language to our role and opportunities to promote it. Please respond to the poll at this link so that we can gauge interest in scheduling a workshop.

Ways to Get Involved with SLRI

"What Are You?" Poll Results

In our September newsletter, we asked members to share the term they use to describe their job. Our organization is called School Librarians of Rhode Island, but do you call yourself a school librarian? Answers were very mixed (see below) across all grade levels. If you'd like to add to the results, the poll is still open.
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