Saturday, August 5, 2017

2017 NELA Presentation "Promoting Diversity in Library Careers"

Ida D. McGhee, Co-Founder of Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color    
Congratulations to Ida D. McGhee and Em Claire Knowles!!

Ida was a speaker at the New Englad Library Association (NELA) along with Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Hadley Farms Meeting House in Hadley, MA.

Topic was "Promoting Diversity in Library Careers-- How to strengthen & support the pipeline of future diverse librarians"


Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 Annual Summer Picnic & Gathering


























2017 Annual Summer Picnic & Gathering

Saturday - August 19th - 1:00 PM
In case of rain, Sunday, August 20th, 1:00 PM

It’s a potluck hosted by Juliann Cerrito.
Bring your favorite covered dish, beverages, etc.
Oh yes! Bring the sunscreen, a chair, swimsuit, beach towel, 

hat, & bug spray, etc.

206 Sauga Avenue in North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Lost, call Julie at 401-699-2345




Saturday, June 24, 2017

NELA 2017 Diversity Summit

Hadley Farms Meeting House

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
41 Russell St, Rt. 9, (in the Hampton Village Barn Shops)
Hadley, MA 01035
Speakers & Programs


Congratulations to Ida D. McGhee (CORI Founder) and Loida Garcia-Febo both presenter.

 ~Loida Garcia-Febo - 21st Century Libraries Are For Everyone: Serving the needs of our most vulnerable community members

 ~Promoting Diversity in Library Careers-- How to strengthen & support the pipeline of future diverse librarians - Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science & Ida D. McGhee, Co-Founder of Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color

http://nelib.org/nela-2017-diversity-summit/

Thursday, June 15, 2017

UPDATE: General Membership Meeting (June 2017)

Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color 
General Membership Meeting

The next Cornucopia of Rhode Island meeting will be held

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Jamestown Philomenian Library
26 North Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
Telephone # 401-423-7280

http://www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org/

Monday, June 5, 2017

Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) Conference 2017

Cornucopia of Rhode Island at the  RILA Conference 2017

Generations of Mentoring: Building Community to Diversify the Profession
(A Panel Discussion)

Emily Brown
Gina Brown (Moderator)
Maria Cotto
Emily Grace LeMay
Dhana Whiteing
Charlene Williams
Yvonne Smart
Ida McGhee

The panel discussion was great! Everyone shared wonderful stories. Lots of laughs 😄😄😊


Gina Brown (Moderator), Dhana Whiteing, Yvonne Smart, Charlene Williams, Maria Cotto, Emily Brown, Emily Grace
Dhana Whiteing and Yvonne Smart
                      From left to right: Yvonne Smart, Gina Brown, Ida McGhee, Maria Cotto, Emily Grace,  Dhana Whiteing, Emily Brown, Charlene Williams

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

General Membership Meeting (June 2017)

Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color
General Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 24th at 10:00 A.M.
Naval War College, Library
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI
Thanks to Gina Brown for hosting. 

Please note the following:

Visitors

Whether you’re coming to the NWC campus to participate in an evening lecture or you are interested in visiting the Navy’s “Home of Thought,” we look forward to having you aboard. We want your visit to go smoothly but please remember the campus is part of a secure Naval facility. Only students, staff, faculty and other approved visitors are permitted to enter the base and then drive onto campus.  

https://www.usnwc.edu/About/Directions.aspx
Therefore CORI must get clearance to visit. 
Please contact Gina with the following information if you wish to attend the meeting or have any questions regarding security clearance.  Per Gina:

“I just received the protocol for groups of visitors on a weekend. I will need each person’s Name, Date of Birth, and SSN.  Their information will be input on a classified document that goes to Naval War College security, on to Norfolk VA for Big Navy security checks and then bounces back to Newport with a yay or nay.  The whole process takes two weeks, so the sooner we can gather everyone's info the better. “

Please contact Gina at:
Email: Browng@usnwc.edu and telephone number 401.841.6500


 
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017



2017 Alumni of the Year Award

Providence Community Library

Dhana Whiteing, Regional Library Manager at Mount Pleasant Library, received the Established Alumni of the Year Award on April 21 from the Harrington School of Communication and Media at University of Rhode Island GSLIS. She received her award for outstanding contributions to the field of library and information studies. 

Congratulations Dhana!

Article made possible by the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA Bulletin May 2017)