RILINK Newsletter

April 2018

Congratulations to Katie O'Kane!

GSLIS is awarding Katie O'Kane with the Early Career Alumni of the Year Award in recognition of her leadership and contribution to the school library community. Attend the GSLIS Annual Gathering dinner and festivities to celebrate Katie on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 6 - 9 pm at the Alumni Center at URI. Registration information will be posted on the GSLIS website soon.

Free Trials!

RILINK members currently have access to trials for ProQuest and Infobase Learning products. To learn all the details for these trials visit and

Trials are offered for a limited time so check them out now!

New Additions to Booklynx for April 2018

You can find the list of the 68 BookLynx eBook titles added or renewed for April at You can sort the list by call number, title, author, and date. Instructions for adding BookLynx eBooks and digital audiobooks to your library’s FollettShelf are on our web site at on the [Add/Delete Titles?] tab.

Booklynx now offers 1500 eBooks/audiobooks!

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

Summer Conference 2018 Update: Call for Presenters for Potential Sessions

RILINK is seeking members as presenters for potential sessions for the August 3 conference. Please view the attached PDF and contact Karen or Sharon if you are interested in presenting a session. Requests must be received no later than April 27.

News Bites!

April is School Library Month! Check out the resources on the ALA site. National Library Week is April 8-14, 2018. RI Library Day is Saturday, April 14. To view details about RI activities visit the RILA site.

Check Out Audiobook Resources!

Are student IEPs or other needs pointing toward audiobooks or other alternative materials? Please see our website at for sources of audiobooks and read-alongs.

Getting Ready for Inventory? Check out our guide at

LORI Certification: Another Year Completed!
Sincere thanks to all members who worked hard to complete the certification process and ensure continued access to resources for their patrons through interlibrary loan and resource sharing.

REMINDER: Resource lists containing 99 or fewer items may be imported into Destiny Discover from Destiny Classic. Lists with 100 entries or more will not appear in the drop-down list when creating a Collection.

However, a Collection can be created featuring some titles and/or web sites and then a link to the Resource List of 100 items or more can be added. Find out how on our web site at

RI Book Awards Now Available on Titlewave

Just in from Anthony Ferranti, Follett School Solutions

To view the nominees for RI Book Awards on Titlewave, login and go to the following links:

Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominees 2019

Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominees 2019


To everyone using Follett and/or BookLynx eBooks:

Due to some of the issues that we have been having with response times for RICAT, daily Follett Digital Updates have been turned OFF.

To add Follett eBooks that you purchase to Destiny Classic, one of the following options must be completed:

Upload the MARC records to Destiny Classic for the Follett eBooks that you purchase for your school


Under the Catalog tab (view screencast)

a. Click on the Search Setup

b. Click on the Digital tab.

c. Click on Update button on the Digital Setup page.

This process will have to be completed when you add or remove Booklynx eBooks as well. Destiny will produce a Report in your Back Office when the Update is finished.

LibGuides Tip of the Month

Did you know LibGuides CMS has a Link Checker tool? If links have been added to your site as Database, Links, or Book Assets, then this tool will help you locate broken links efficiently on your site. The tool does not check links added to Rich Text.

Check out this screencast to see how to use this tool. Special thanks to Stephanie Mills for granting permission for the Park View Middle School LibGuide to be used for the demonstration.