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RILINK Summer Conference 2022

Day 2, July 20

9:00- 10:00   Session 1

AskRI has a new look and a wealth of resources to help librarians engage student learners. We'll take you on a tour of key AskRI resources for your students and highlight great tools and features that will help engage learners and personalize their experience on the site.


Beatrice Pulliam, Technology & Information Services Director and AskRI Director, Providence Public Library

Jeremy Ferris, Digital Content Manager, Providence Public Library


10:30-11:30    Session 2                                                            

Discover how digital books can help you achieve your DEI goals! Join experts Christa Taylor and Sara Douglas from the Sora reading app team to learn what makes the RISOCKS shared digital collection a powerful resources to help schools attain literacy objectives.

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Sara Douglas, OverDrive Education Content Specialist

Christa Taylor, OverDrive Education Account Executive

Come listen to a book talk of the 2023 RI Children's book award nominees. Two committee members will share the titles on the upcoming list and where to find resources for the titles. We can't wait to share this brilliant list of diverse, inclusive, and truly fantastic titles with you.


Melanie DeSantis, School Librarian, Fallon Memorial Elementary

Pam Miech, Coordinator of the Youth Services Department, Warwick Public Library

Discover solutions to complement and supplement state/federal initiatives with resources designed to make planning, teaching, and learning more effective. From kindergarten to college/career, give your students a diverse, inclusive, and  equitable foundation on which to grow and thrive in an ever-changing world.


Katrina Conte, Business Development Executive, Infobase

Robert Champion, Customer Success Manager K-12, Infobase

12:00- 1:00  Session 3   

This session highlights the vast Spanish resources available to both students and teachers. It includes an overview of Latino Book Award titles and their resources. Learn more...


Maria Cotto, Bilingual Children’s Librarian, Pawtucket Public

Dorothy Frechette, Executive Director, RILINK

Two member of the RITBA Committee will present the 2023 RI Teen Book Award books along with read-a-likes to promote high quality reading to teens and to facilitate discussion with friends, family, and community at large.


Lee-Ann Galli, Young Adult/Teen Librarian, North Kingstown Free Library

Kylie Woodmansee, Young Adult/Youth Services Librarian, Coventry Public Library