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RILINK Newsletters, News Archives, and Press Release Archives: 2010 News

RILINK News from 2010!

(December 2010) Five more Warwick elementary schools online in time for the holidays - Holden, Holliman, Norwood, Robertson, and Wyman !

(November 2010) RILINK has received a $35,000 federal Library Services and Technology grant through the RI Office of Library and Information Services to add ten new elementary schools to RILINK/RICAT.

(November 2010) We are in the process of adding all 16 of the elementary schools in Warwick to RICAT, and are pleased to announce that Lippitt, Park, Cedar Hill, Greenwood, Wickes, Scott,  Francis, Sherman, Oakland Beach and Warwick Neck schools are now online!

(September 2010) Welcome to RILINK member number 118, Peace Dale Elementary School, the newest addition to RICAT !

(September 2010) Welcome to our new Professional Development/Technology Support Specialist, Sharon Webster!   In order to foster collaboration with classroom teachers and explore possbilities for school libraries with technology and grant funding, RILINK has added a second new person to our part-time staff.  Sharon is a retired English teacher with many years at Narragansett High School as the Chair of the Department, Literacy Coach and Graduation Portfolion Coordinator.  Most recently, Sharon served as Educational Consultant & Helpdesk Analyst for RINET, troubleshooting technology for the Rhode Island Electronic Portfolion System as well as training and helping users with e-portfolio software. A RITTI trainer, Sharon has considerable experience integrating technology into the classroom setting. You can reach Sharon by email at

(August 2010) Welcome to our new Member Services Librarian, Zach Berger!  Zach's most recent school library media work was for the Westerly School Department, first in the high school and then at libraries throughout the district.  He has experience with Destiny, and is tech savvy, especially with new technologies and Web 2.0.  Budgets, finances, and books are also strengths.  Zach has worked with online databases as well as software for differentiated instruction and building electronic portfolios.  He speaks both PC and MAC.  A graduate of URI's school library masters degree program, Zach has been active with state, regional, and national professional organizations.  You can reach Zach by email at

(August 2010) Narragansett Pier School joins our middle school RILINK member ranks as school library catalog # 117 in RICAT. 

(June 2010) Sadly, Elmhurst School in Portsmouth is closing, and we are losing a RILINK member.  New to RILINK this month is San Miguel School, bringing us to a total of 116 members !

(Spring 2010) Library Services and Technology Act funds through the Office of Library and Information Services make it possible to add new libraries, including all of the Westerly Public Schools - Bradford Elementary School, Dunn's Corners School, Springbrook Elementary School, State Street School, Westerly Middle School, and Westerly High School.  Three middle schools also join RILINK and RICAT - Martin and Riverside middle schools in East Providence, and Ferri Middle School in Johnston.

(March 2010) Welcome to three new members, all high schools in Warwick - Pilgrim, Toll Gate, and Warwick Veterans !

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