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RILINK Summer Conference 2021

Day 2, July 14

9:00-10:00  Session 1

A panel of library teachers discuss the adoption and implementation of the new ELA curriculum in their buildings and their role of collaborating with teachers and stakeholders.

Presenters: Sarah Hunicke, Stephanie Mills, Katie O'Kane, Melanie Roy, and Tasha White

AskRI has a wealth of resources to help librarians engage student learners. We'll take you on a tour of some of AskRI's newer resources and highlight great tools and features that will help engage learners and build strong digital literacy skills.

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


10:30-11:30    Session 2                                                            

A panel of member librarians will share strategies they employed during remote learning that they will implement upon returning to in person learning.

Presenters: Deanna Brooks, Lisa Girard, Stephanie Mills, Michelle Steever, and Tasha White

Join us for a brief presentation about the Rhode Island Latino Books Months Book Award. A booklist of the 2021 nominees and winners will be announced.

Presenter: Maria Cotto, Bilingual Children's Librarian, MLIS, Pawtucket Public Library


12:00- 1:00  Session 3   

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; Kevin Veronneau,Youth Services Specialist, Providence Community Library; and Charlene Williams, Lower School Librarian, Wheeler School, Providence 

Discover easy tips and tricks to curate your ebook and audiobook library so that it appeals to every student - even your reluctant readers! Plus, learn how free resources help make promoting your digital collection quick and simple and see how educators in other districts are getting the word out.

Presenter: Devin Kelly, OverDrive Account Executive Education East