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Posted RILINK Strategic Plan

Revise RILINK’s Organizational Structure

Vision for this goal: Meet the needs of RILINK members more effectively.

Review and revise RILINK's Mission.

Purpose Align RILINK's missions with the needs of its members and the students, faculty, and communities they serve.
Status Completed April 2020

Please see the Vision and Mission page for more information.

Develop an ongoing Advisory Board

Purpose Utilize the professional expertise of RILINK members and professionals from state agencies and the private sector to help guide RILINK's evolution and future expansion.

Established Advisory Board June 2021 and is ongoing.

Please see the Advisory Committee section of the Strategic Plan for more information.


  • Developed written guidelines for Advisory Board (April 2021).
  • Requests sent to RILINK members and Strategic Plan Advisory Committee to consider membership on Advisory Board (April 2021).
  • Solicited Board members through RILINK list (April 2021).
  • Solicited Board members through RILINK newsletter (April 2021).
  • Contacted Strategic Plan Advisory Committee members asking them to consider joining the Board (April 2021).
  • Held first meeting of Advisory Board in June 2021. (Advisory Board Members) (Minutes of Meeting)

Promote awareness of RILINK services, especially with the communities involved in K-12 education, teacher education, and funding for public services.

Purpose Promote the crucial role of school library media specialists and fully funded school libraries, collections, and resources as important collaborative partners for achieving student success. 
Status Ongoing



  • Post news and events on social media on a regular basis.
  • Publish monthly newsletters.
  • Added Tech Corner to the website.
  • Updated Teacher Guide on website.
  • Promote Teacher Guide with professional organizations.
  • Do annual mailing to all the superintendents.
  • Exhibit and promote at professional meetings and conferences.

Hire a full time Executive Director.

Purpose Create and fund a position to provide full-time operational and visionary leadership as RILINK grows and as the needs of our members continue to evolve with changing technology and the K-12 environment.




Current staff reviewed this goal in April 2024. Will change the position title to RILINK Coordinator. The Position Description was was revised,  At this time a part-time coordinator can fulfill the responsibilities in the Position Description.

Also, the Position Description for Member Services Librarian was revised.




Become the statewide solution for school libraries.

Purpose Provide the same level of service and access to resources and member benefits at each school library in the state through contracts in each district.
Status In progress


  • Reach out to nonmember schools in RI using Follett Destiny.