Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 

Rhode Island State House

From 2:30pm to 4:30pm, RILA, along with the RI Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA), the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLRI), the RI State House Library, the URI GSLIS program, and others will be participating in an afternoon of Legislative Advocacy at the RI State House.

From 5pm-7pm, the RI Coalition of Library Advocates Invites you to attend their Annual Meeting at the Rhode Island State House in the Governor's Room.  Jim Neal, American Library Association President will be a guest speaker and the 2018 Sweetheart of the Year Award will be presented to Neeltje Henneman.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

RI Library Day

RILA invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Rhode Island Library Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018, which ties into ALA's National Library Week (April 8th-14th, 2018).  The purpose of this day is to host events and plan activities that will raise awareness about the wonderful things Rhode Island libraries are doing and how Rhode Islanders benefit from their libraries. For more information, see our RI Library day page.

RILA is collaborating with NELA this year for a joint conference!

The 2018 Program Proposal Now Form Open!

RILA and NELA are pleased to announce that their 2018 Joint Annual Conference Program Proposal Form is now open to accept submissions.  Proposals will be accepted until April 30th.  Accepted presenters will be notified at the end of July.

Our joint conference will be held on October 21st - 23rd, at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI.

We look forward to a fun and successful conference!  #NELA2018

ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom 

Challenge Report Guidelines for Libraries

Since 1990, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has maintained a database on challenged materials. ALA collects information from two sources: media reports and reports submitted by individuals. Reports of challenges culled from media across the country are compiled in the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy; (subscriptions to JIFP include access to the archives of the those reports are then compiled in the resource guide, Banned Books: Defending Our Freedom to Read

All personal and institutional information submitted via this form is kept confidential. For material challenges, book titles and reasons may be disclosed upon inquiry.  

Posted on behalf of the RILA Intellectual Freedom Committee.  For more information contact Carla Weiss and Jim Kinnie.

P.O. Box 6765 - Providence, RI - 02940

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