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Resource Gems! Find Out What's Waiting to be Mined in Your Library
August 8, 10:05-11:35am

Dorothy Frechette, Executive Director, RILINK
@rilink Website

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  • Participants are required to bring the device of their choice (tablet, iPad, or laptop) for this session

Learn about the rich resources available through RILINK member libraries. Delve into the online Destiny Discover catalog and its integrated curriculum features. Explore Exploring Nature, the Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science K-12 database. Cruise through CultureGrams, a treasure trove of worldwide primary sources, videos, slideshows, photo galleries, interviews, and more.

The library is the resource hub of every school. RILINK member libraries in particular, through their membership benefits, have access to a wide array of digital resources that support all subject areas. This session, in addition to providing an overview of these resources, will also demonstrate specific research, science, and social studies modules and allow for hands-on exploration of each.


Dorothy Frechette works with 177 school libraries who are members of RILINK. Her career includes professional development, audiovisual, reference, and children’s services plus administration. She also developed and taught a course on public relations for libraries at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.

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