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RILINK Conferences 2010 to Present

Prior to the implementation of the summer conference format, RILINK hosted two professional days a year, summer and fall. These two examples reflect the type of sessions offered.


Theme: TechKNOWLEDGEy: The SLMS As Tech Leader

Keynote: Media Center 2025- What is your vision?

Keynote Speaker: Paul Sanfrancesco, IT Director, Garnet Valley, PA Media Center 2025



Theme: Uncommon Engagement -Innovative Learning and Creative Research for Student Success

Keynote: Inspire and Engage:  Libraries as Innovation Labs

Keynote Speakers: Stephen Chinosi, Newton High School North, and Kevin McGrath, Martha's Vineyard High School

The "tradition" of summer conferences began in 2011.  This archive reflects growth, reflection, and adaptation as RILINK's goals related to professional learning experiences evolved.


Theme: Strengthening the Core: SLMS as Curriculum Leader

Keynote: Messy Engagement: The Heart of the Common Core

Keynote Speaker: Renee Hobbs, Harrington School of Communication and Media, URI


Keynote: The Fab Habits- Finding Balance in Writing in Life

Keynote Speaker: Kara LaReau, Author of The Infamous Ratsos