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RILINK Summer Conference 2020

Day 3, July 16

9:00-10:00  Session 1

Follett Destiny Resource Manager, the number one product in K-12 resource management, streamlines inventory processes and ensures you are able to buy what you need, share what you have, and re-purpose what remains. Destiny Resource Manager Complete Edition makes it easy to track and manage your school or district’s resources with a comprehensive overview of your investments.

Presenters: Christie Gildart, Follett Destiny Technology Sales Consultant, New England Area and Kimberly Hering-Mueller, Technical Consultant, Follett School Solutions Group

Join Beatrice and Jeremy for a closer look at some of AskRI resources that can enhance the classroom experience for your students.

Presenters:  Beatrice Pulliam, Director of Technology & Information Services & AskRI Director Providence Public Library and Jeremy Ferris, Digital Content Manager, Providence Public Library

10:15-11:15    Session 2                                                            

Have you been looking for years for #OwnVoices fantasy novels for middle and high school? It’s always been easy to find fantasy about white characters and by white writers. But finally a host of terrific fantasy has emerged in diverse voices with diverse characters drawing from rich mythologies and folklores around the world. This session will highlight recent #OwnVoices gems for those students who already love fantasy and those who might if they saw themselves in the stories.

Presenter: Kathleen Odean, Professional Development Provider

Join members of the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Committee to learn about the 2021 nominees. Learn ways to incorporate titles into your curriculum and get kids excited about reading books on the list.

Presenters: Denise Phillips, School Library Media Specialist, Woonsocket Public Schools; Diane Walsh, Retired School Library Media Specialist, Johnston Public Schools; and Charlene Williams, Lower School Librarian, Wheeler School, Providence 

11:30- 12:30  Session 3   

Follett promotes Destiny Discover as the portal for students and teachers. Changes have been put in place during the past year to engage users. Take this tour of Destiny Discover to learn more about the features that provide a much-improved interface for your patrons including custom views based on Access Levels, customization of your homepage, and access to eBooks and Collections.

Presenter: Karen Shore, Member Services Librarian, RILINK

Schools across the country are increasingly leveraging digital content to promote reading and support literacy goals. With this crash course in ebooks and audiobooks, gain a deeper understanding of how to use digital content both in and out of the classroom, whether it’s by sparking a student’s interest in science fiction or providing a critical learning resource. And learn what you should expect from a digital content solution, including content curation, cost, ease of use, implementation and support services. 

One lucky attendee will also win an OverDrive tumbler!

Presenter: Tracy Waalkes, Account Executive II, OverDrive Education