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  • library access icon “Lean Library” Web-Browser Add-On is now available! - The URI Libraries now offer the “Lean Library” (formerly “Library Access”) web-browser add-on! This add-on has been fully customized for the use of URI students, faculty, and staff. It presents available access options (including open access and inter-library loan), whenever one navigates to a webpage with licensed content behind the paywall, whether it is an […]
  • LinkedIn Learning Account Request - The University of Rhode Island Libraries provides 10 seats for LinkedIn Learning access. LinkedIn Learning provides quality online courses in software development, CAD, multimedia design, and more. You can browse available Lynda.com courses at https://www.linkedin.com/learning/courses. In order to request access to Lynda.com, Contact the account manager at the URI Libraries.  Each seat is available for […]
  • Welcome Days - The Libraries participated in URI’s 2022 Welcome Days. Visitors to visit our spaces were encouraged to get their raffle ticket (below) initialed for a change to win an AirPod Pro. Over 80 tickets were collected from the soon-to-be class of 2026. Congratulations to the Libraries’ 2022 Welcome Days winner Michaela, who will begin studying Art […]
  • URI Libraries have joined Punctum Books’ Supporting Library Membership Program. - University of Rhode Island Libraries join a growing international collective of institutional libraries collaborating with Punctum Books. The Supporting Library Membership Program was initiated with metadata management, scholarly communications, and collection management librarians at UCSB Library and OAPEN. When libraries support Punctum, they not only receive specific things that are meaningful to them (such as […]
  • Nanavati URI Libraries hosts new online exhibit. -
  • third iron Third Iron is now available! - The URI Libraries have implemented all modules of the Third Iron product and they are now available to use. This product is on trial during the summer and additional configurations may be added during that period. For more detailed information about how to use these tools, please see the Third Iron how-to guide: https://uri.libguides.com/thirdiron.   Browzine […]
  • hathitrust The University of Rhode Island has joined HathiTrust! - HathiTrust is a digital library of more than 17.4 million volumes, digitized from member library collections. Funded by member libraries and governed by members through its Board of Governors, HathiTrust is a global collaborative of research and academic libraries working towards its mission to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into […]
  • LTI350G-square-image New for Fall 2021: LTI 350G, Bias: Interrogating the Archive - The University Libraries presents a new Grand Challenge course for fall 2021 –  LTI 350G, Bias: Interrogating the Archive Machine learning and other artificial intelligence applications are becoming more prevalent in our society with algorithms assisting and/or making decisions on college admission, employment, lending, parole and sentencing among other things. Because AI both learns and […]
  • east logo URI is now an official member of EAST. - The University Libraries are always looking for the most reliable and productive ways to ensure that we have the informational and research materials needed for all students, faculty, and researchers.   As new members of the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), the URI Libraries joins over “… 80 academic and research libraries located from Florida to […]
  • Make@Home to Makerspace Logo The New MakerspaceURI Newsletter (February 2021)! - Check out our 2021 February Issue of MakerspaceURI newsletter [PDF]! The MakerspaceURI Newsletter provides information about the makerspace events, workshops, and equipment, and highlights student and faculty activities at the MakerspaceURI. To view the past issues, please visit the MakerspaceURI Newsletter page. For questions and/or suggestions, please find us below. Email: makerspace@etal.uri.edu Phone: 401. 874. 4267 […]
  • covid19_libguide Coronavirus and the URI Libraries (Open to URI students/ faculty/ staff starting on Aug. 30) -
  • covid-19 icon Alternative Library Operations Start on March 24 - Heeding National Advice and the Governor’s Executive Order: Alternative Model for URI Library Operations In the interest of promoting social distancing to reduce the transmission of COVID 19, it has been recommended by national and local officials that public spaces, including libraries, prohibit gatherings of more than very small numbers (e.g., 10) of people. Indeed, […]
  • The Information and Research Help Desk Will Be Open Virtually for the Duration of the Current Outbreak. - Hours remain the same (Mon-Thu 9am-7pm), contact via chat: https://web.uri.edu/library/help/im-urilibrarian/.
  • graph 1,155 and 336 people visited the Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons and the 24 Hour Room in the week of 3/14/2020; 18,850 and 7,492 in the week of 3/7/2020. -
  • speaker event icon Speaker Event – “Maybe We Shouldn’t Talk About Diversity Anymore” on 11/13 - by Donna Lanclos, Ph.D, Associate Professor for Anthropological Research at Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte November 13th 2019 at noon URI Library’s “Galanti Lounge” (3rd floor) 15 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI Parking & Directions Please PRE-REGISTER for parking: https://web.uri.edu/visit/parking-information/ The Library is a 10 minute walk from the Welcome Center. https://web.uri.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/904/URI-KingstonCampusMap-Web-FINAL.pdf Speaker Bio Donna Lanclos is […]
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  • Project STAND: Documenting Student Activism Centering The Marginal: Toward Inclusivity in the Documentation of Student Struggle - A Project STAND (STudent Activism Now Documented) Symposium) Monday, June 3, 2019 8:30 am – 5 pm Galanti Lounge, Carothers Library Contemporary student activism is undergoing a transformation as the traditional methods of direct action through demonstrations and protests converge with online practices where organizing, communication, solicitation, and interrogation occurs primarily within digital spaces. As […]
  • The URI Libraries Sign Preservation Steward Agreements With GPO - [Original Source: https://www.fdlp.gov/news-and-events/3398-four-libraries-sign-preservation-steward-agreements-with-gpo] The University of Rhode Island Libraries, the University of Washington’s Gallagher Law Library, Oklahoma State University’s Edmon Low Library, and Queens, NY Borough Public Library each signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become Preservation Stewards.  Under this agreement, the libraries pledge to permanently preserve its […]
  • Sign Up for the Speaker Series: “Non-traditional Career Opportunities for Students in Humanities and Social Sciences” - The University of Rhode Island (URI) Libraries are offering the “Non-traditional Career Opportunities for Students in Humanities and Social Sciences” speaker series in the Spring semester of 2018. This speaker series has been developed by Bohyun Kim, Associate Professor at the URI Libraries in order to help students in humanities and social sciences explore non-traditional […]
  • Building Bridges in a Divisive Climate: Diversity in Libraries, Archives, and Museums - The University of Rhode Island (URI) Libraries hosted a panel discussion program “Building Bridges in a Divisive Climate: Diversity in Libraries, Archives, and Museums” on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the Galanti Lounge of the Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons. This event was organized by the URI Libraries and sponsored by the URI Office of Community, […]
  • Need something we don’t have? Request books, articles, and more via Interlibrary Loan. -
  • New Books -