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Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids: Welcome

RILINK's mission is to foster innovative learning and creative research in school libraries through partnerships and resource sharing for student success.

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RILINK's mission

To foster innovative learning and creative research in school libraries through partnerships and resource sharing for student success.

serves over 50% of Rhode Island K-12 students.

Members include:

  • 96 elementary schools
  • 3 elementary/middle schools
  • 3 K-12 schools
  • 30 middle/jr. high schools
  • 5 middle/high schools and
  • 23 high schools

- a total of 160 members in 29 school districts.

Quick Links

RILINK 2014-2015 Calendar

Clicking on dates in orange highlights the offerings for that day. Clicking on the hyperlinked titles in the list below the calendar also takes you to the registration and details of an event.  To view past events visit RILINK's LibCal site.

Breaking News!

RILINK is pleased to announce that registration for the RILINK Summer Conference 2015 Navigating Student Learning: Charting K16 Digital and Information Fluencies is now open!  Visit the conference guide for all the details!

Follett Students' Choice tells you what students are really reading. It's compiled from Destiny circulation statistics !   Check it out...

MAY 7, 2015: ATTENTION RILINK MEMBERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN ILL:

OLIS has announced new delivery vendor contract. Please visit this page for more information.

Thank you.

Click here to find out about the March update for Destiny Release 12.5.

RILINK and the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) are pleased to announce the forthcoming ARIA Collection of fiction and nonfiction titles! The Collection has been generously donated by ARIA for the enjoyment of and use by RILINK library patrons. For more information and to read the press release, please visit the ARIA Collection home page.

A tie for the 2015 Rhode Island Teen Book Award - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. The runner up for the award is Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson.  The announcement was made by the Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee.  To see the nominees for 2016, visit their web site.

The two winners are already included in our eBook BookLynx collection.   

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein is the 2015 RI Children’s Book Award winner !  

Information provided by Danielle Margarida, Youth Services Coordinator, State of Rhode Island, Office of Library and Information Services on behalf of the RICBA committee.  

This title is part of our BookLynx eBook collection.

The 2015 LORI Certification period has ended! Please see the LORI Certification list to make sure that your library has been re-certified.

 

2015 Reading Across Rhode Island title

Derek Miller's Norwegian by Night

We have this title in our BookLynx collection !

 

New eBooks -- BookLynx

Universal Search

For an easy way to tell your students and teachers how to get to your library's online Destiny site on the web, tell them to go to gofollett.com to use the dropdown list to find their state, and then their library by typing part of the school name into the box provided.  GoFollett will send them to the Universal Search version of your catalog.  Once they log in, they access their reading history (see the latest release notes) — including any Follett eBooks they opened or checked out, as well as checked-out print books — in their Universal Search BookBag. Patrons can limit search results by reading level, interest level, or reading program.  They can also have a Favorites list of saved Resources in their BookBag.  Universal Search is now integrated with  - your patrons don't need a subscription to access EasyBib, except for the additional EasyBib functions that come with a paid subscription. If you do have a paid subscription, these additional features are also available through Universal Search.  

BookLynx

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Check out the Rhode Island Children's Book Award Titles that we have on BookLynx !

 

RILINK offers a shared Ebook collection for all of its members, called BookLynx.

Thanks for your member suggestions for titles to purchase for BookLynx ! 

RILINK Membership List and Brochure

Print Resources

Can't find that invaluable handout or article from a recent workshop or a listserv email?  Check here for it!  Email us if you cannot locate what you need.