Friday, April 3, 2020

NETSL 2020 Spring Conference Goes Virtual


The NETSL Executive Board is happy to announce that the 2020 Annual Conference will be taking place via Zoom, as planned, on April 17, 2020! The conference will be free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

Information about the conference and registration can be found at https://netsl.wordpress.com/

If you registered previously you DO NOT need to register again. Zoom links will be emailed to registrants a few days before the conference. 

We hope to see you online!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Going Viral: Taking Your Conference Online for COVID-19

What options do conference organizers have in responding to the coronavirus outbreak?

See link below for more information:

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/03/16/how-shift-your-conference-online-light-coronavirus-opinion

The 2020 Census and COVID-19 (Updates and resources for libraries)



Mailings and self-response for the 2020 Census have begun. As of March 23, 21% of US households have responded. To assist libraries impacted by COVID-19, the American Library Association (ALA) convened a call March 23 with its census task force members, Library Census Equity Fund grantees, and US Census Bureau staff.

See link below for more information:

https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/2020-census-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR3kxM37VcCK3tfNRF_8Ntu4PlvqOaEsVrUM90tejDIbunc3basg87BB-yg

When Libraries Close, It Feels Like the End of the World

We're still early in this new coronavirus crisis, but it's not too early to think about what we want—and what we'll need—for our libraries in the future

 

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/82765-when-libraries-close-it-feels-like-the-end-of-the-world.html?fbclid=IwAR3QGgGqQaoqMAnCteQ6YUDWEr3rdGr2ny-MsIpKVbBxYZVIHXpMXJ_lIzE

American Library Association cancels 2020 Annual Conference due to COVID-19


The American Library Association’s Executive Board announced today that the 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 25-30 in Chicago has been canceled.  “ALA’s priority is the health and safety of the library community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers,” said Wanda K. Brown, ALA president. “As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it’s become clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we need to make tough choices.”

See link below for more information:

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/03/american-library-association-cancels-2020-annual-conference-due-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR0j_cHLdSp4rMbb6dq3A6czXbYzFedMoMwkF9RkJzJ3kCZTqn9C6NUgTXs

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Dreamscape Archives

Dreamscape Archives: An Immersive Museum Exhibition Set Seven Generations in the Future. One night only...

May 2, 2020
159 Sutton St. Providence, RI

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

General Membership Meeting (April 2020) at the Cranston Public Library



 Cornucopia of Rhode Island, a section of the Rhode Island Library Association will meet on

Monday, April 13, 2020
3:00 PM (Seminar Room)


Cranston Public Library
140 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: 401-943-9080

https://www.cranstonlibrary.org/location/central-library

Feel free to contact Julie Cerrito, Chair with any questions:
401.874.5863 jcerr@uri.edu