Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians

Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians

Date and Time: August 7, 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Fee: $149.00

The editors of School Library Journal present a one-day workshop on Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians. This immersive, interactive day of learning will focus on evaluation of books and media, collection development practices, readers’ advisory, and book marketing and promotion. Attendees will come away with an understanding of key concepts such as white privilege, implicit bias, and intersectionality. Librarians will learn how to recognize offensive stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions within media and how to assess for authenticity and appropriation. Participants will learn how to perform a diversity audit on existing collections and how to craft selection policies and guidelines that set benchmarks for diversity and inclusion. Instructors will include Anastasia Collins, a Simmons College liaison librarian; Mahnaz Dar, SLJ reference and professional reading editor; Shelley Diaz, SLJ reviews manager; and Kiera Parrott, reviews director at Library Journal and School Library Journal.

Primary audience: school librarians; public youth services librarians; educators

Key skills/competencies that will be addressed:
Understanding of key diversity and cultural literacy concepts such as white privilege, implicit bias, stereotypes and tropes, microaggressions, cultural appropriation, and intersectionality.

Ability to recognize common problematic elements in text and art.

Ability to assess the diversity and inclusiveness of current collection development, RA, and promotional practices.

Tools, tips, and advice on how to better diversify collections and displays and how to advocate for inclusive books.

Program and speaker biographies


Questions? Contact

Thursday, June 28, 2018

CORI member 2018 Outstanding Librarian of the Year

Maria Cotto a Bilingual Children's Librarian at the Pawtucket Public Library and a member of CORI for over 10 years received the 2018 Outstanding Librarian of the Year from the
Rhode Island Library Association (RILA).
Yay!! Congratulations. 😁

Award presented to her earlier this month by her good friend and colleague
library director Ed Garcia from the Cranston Public Library.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Congratulations to one of our members Alicia Waters

Congratulations to Alicia Waters a Cornucopia of Rhode Island (CORI) member who just got appointed as the Library Services Coordinator at The Office of Library and Information Services. Yay!!

See link below:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

General Membership Meeting (May 2018) at the CCRI Library in Warwick

Great CORI meeting last week at the Community College of Rhode Island Library in Warwick, RI. It was our presidents Brenda Andrade (in black shirt and white skirt) last day. Let's wish her a relaxing and great retirement. Hope you can join us next time.

Registration Open for Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2018

The JCLC 2018 Steering Committee is happy to announce that registration is now open for the

3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. 

September 26-30, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is the 3rd national conference to be sponsored by the five ethnic associations affiliated with the American Library Association.
American Indian Library Association (AILA)
Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
REFORMA, the National Association to Provide Library
and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking

Early Bird Registration Ends
July 15, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 Rhode Island Library Association Awards and Celebration

2018 RILA Awards and Celebration

On Thursday, June 7, at 4:30 pm directly following the Futures Conference at the University of Rhode Island Library’s Galanti Lounge, the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) cordially invites you to its annual meeting and a reception at which we will celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues and the association.

We will be presenting the 2018 RILA Awards, announcing our new strategic plan, and celebrating the Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA) joining RILA as a Section.

Everyone is welcome to this free event, even if you are not able to attend the Futures Conference.

Please RSVP by Monday, June 4, 2018 for this celebration of the Rhode Island Library Community! We hope to see you there! :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

General Membership Meeting (May 2018) at the Community College of Rhode Island (Knight Campus)

Our next general membership meeting will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM in the library’s conference room at the

Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus, Library, 4th floor
400 East Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island
Telephone: 401-825-2215  
Visit the college website for directions to the Knight Campus:

Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color (CORI) is moving forward to become a section of the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA).    The rationale for becoming a section of RILA is the benefits that the organization combined would bring to the Rhode Island library communities. 

As a section of RILA, CORI must designate a CORI member to attend the RILA board meetings at least four times during the calendar year. 

OR CORI members can vote to dissolve.

Please attend this important meeting.  Your voice is important!

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  I look forward to seeing you on the 21st of May.

Brenda Andrade, President
401- 825-2489