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! :)

http://rila.wildapricot.org/event-2943884

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

2018 A National Conference on Latino Heritage and Historic Preservation


A National Conference on Latino Heritage and Historic Preservation The 3rd Convening of Latinos in Heritage Conservation and the 33rd Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

We’re proud to announce that we’re participating in @Encuentro 2018, a national conference on Latino heritage and historic preservation, on Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28 in Providence. With talks by national preservation speakers and tours by local leaders, this landmark event will bring together preservationists, scholars, students, design professionals, and advocates. 

Check it out and register today. http://preservationconferenceri.com/ #encuentrori2018 #rihphc #latinoheritageconservation #rilatinoarts

If you're interested in volunteering please contact Sarah Zurier directly at: sarah.zurier@preservation.ri.gov and by phone: (401) 222-4142.

Monday, March 26, 2018

University of Rhode Island GSLIS Program is offering a FREE Sensory Story Time Webinar



University of Rhode Island GSLIS Program is offering a FREE
Sensory Story Time Webinar
Thursday, March 29, 2018
4:00 pm

Babs Wells, Children's Library at Greenville Public Library and Maria Cotto, Bi-Lingual Children's Librarian at Pawtucket Public Library will share the work they have been doing to support children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Please respond to Mary Moen if you would like an invitation to join us. email: mary_moen@uri.edu

Thursday, March 8, 2018

COLA's Invitation to their 2018 Annual Meeting


THE RHODE ISLAND
COALITION OF LIBRARY ADVOCATES
INVITES YOU TO THE
2018 Annual Meeting
TUESDAY, APRIL 10 • 5-7 PM
AT THE RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE
GOVERNOR’S STATE ROOM
82 SMITH STREET | PROVIDENCE, RI 02904
featuring
GUEST SPEAKER
JIM NEAL
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
&
THE PRESENTATION OF THE
2018 SWEETHEART OF THE YEAR AWARD TO
NEELTJE HENNEMAN
 The event is free and everyone is invited.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

General Membership Meeting (March 2018) at the Cranston Public Library

Our next Cornucopia of RI meeting will be held on Monday, March 19th at the Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston RI, at 5:30pm.

We encourage librarians, library staff, and library supporters to join the Cornucopia which promotes library services to people of color within Rhode Island and the development of librarians and library staff of color.

Please find more information about the Cornucopia of RI at http://cornucopiaofri.blogspot.com/ and our Facebook page to see what we have accomplished and hope to accomplish in the future.

If you have been a CORI member before and need to renew registration, or would like to become a new member, you may do so at our next meeting, or visit our site for the membership form.  Please also be aware that if and when you become a member of the Rhode Island Library Association , you can also choose to join the Cornucopia of RI as a joint membership.

Image result for cranston public libraryWe hope to hear from you or see you at our upcoming meeting in Cranston!

~Stefanie Blankenship
Branch Librarian, Cranston Public Library Oak Lawn Branch

Monday, February 12, 2018

General Membership Meeting (February 2018) at the Cranston Public Library

Great CORI meeting this evening at the Cranston Public Library. Hope you can join us next time.