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Resource Sharing Certification

Resource Sharing Coordinator

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Lori DeCesare
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Important Dates

LibPAS login information will be sent when the 2023 application window opens.

  • Application Window

    • July 17 - September 15, 2023: public, academic, and special libraries

    • July 17 - September 29, 2023: school libraries

Completing the Certification

  • Receive LibPAS login credentials on July 17, 2023 (school libraries will receive the login after they submit the school year survey).
  • Login to LibPAS.
  • Work through the survey. Data is automatically saved as it is entered. 
  • Be sure to choose your library type from the drop-down menu in the Library Identification section. 
  • The Technology Scan component is temporarily suspended for this year.
  • If you are not certain about specific questions in the survey, it is okay to exit the survey and complete it at another time before it closes on September 15 (September 29 for school libraries). 
  • "Submit" only when you have completed the entire survey.
  • Submit a waiver request form for each LORI Standard and Regulation the library does not meet as soon as possible.  
  • OLIS will review survey submissions for accuracy and completeness. Clarifications and corrections will be requested as needed.
  • Once the survey is complete, the Director will receive a DocuSign email invitation to digitally sign the Resource Certification form.