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