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)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

OLIS Continuing Education: Inclusion Strategies for a Diverse Community

OLIS Continuing Education
Inclusion Strategies for a Diverse Community

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Warwick Public Library, Idea Studio


Speaker(s): Christopher LaRoux, Director of Warwick Public Library will discuss the grant he received from the RI Foundation for a homebound program to mail library books and other media at no cost to patrons of the Warwick Public Library through the US Postal Service. Karen McGrath, Auburn Branch Librarian, Cranston will share information about the successful homebound program she's developed over several years through the Cranston library system. Andrew Egan, Regional Librarian, OLIS Talking Books Program, will talk about the new BARD, Braille and Audio Reading Download database, and other digital resources available through TBP. Maria Cotto, Children's Librarian, Pawtucket Public Library will share her expertise in planning, preparing and promoting sensory story times and other similar programs for children with special needs.
Reach out to those in your community who may have physical challenges, low vision, blindness or other challenges.

Bring your questions and share your ideas from programs you have provided at your libraries to meet the needs of the underserved in your community.

Registration required. http://www.olis.ri.gov/services/ce/individual.php…

*Note: Miss Maria is a member of CORI

Pictures of April 2017 Meeting at the Newport Public Library

Left to Right: Jennifer, Juliann, Dhana, Ida, Gina & Andrea




(Pictures are courtsey of Dhana Whiteing)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pictures of CORI's 10th Anniversary Celebration: An Evening of Memories

Stefanie Blankenship, Library Manager ~ Oaklawn Branch-Cranston Public Library
Dhana Whiteing, Regional Librarian Coordinator for the Providence Community Library
Senator Jack Reed
Loida Garcia-Febo, 2018-2019 ALA President
Emily Brown, Youth Services Coordinator - Cranston Public Library
Karen Mellor, Chief of Library Services
Ida McGee, Reference Librarian - University of Rhode Island
MaryElizabeth Berry, Past-President of CORI

Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), Director of Emeritus, Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, Queens Library, New York
 Brenda Andrade & Karen Mellor, Chief of Library Services
From left to right: Dr. Donna Gilton, Brenda Andrade, Ida McGhee, Andrew Jackson, Loida Garcia-Febo & Dr. Chery McCarthy
Jeffrey Cannell, Andrew Jackson & Loida Garcia-Febo
Andrew Jackson and Dr. Donna Gilton
Jeffrey Cannell & Loida Garcia-Febo
Pictures courtesy of Dhana Whiteing

Loida Garcia-Febo wins 2018-2019 ALA Presidency and Ed Garcia gets re-elected for ALA Council




On behalf of Cornucopia of Rhode Island, we would like to congratulate Loida Garcia-Febo on her 2018-2019 ALA Presidency and Ed Garcia for being re-elected onto the ALA Council.

Here is a picture of Loida and Ed supporting CORI at our 10th Anniversary Celebration that took place in September 15, 2016 at CCRI in Warwick, RI.

Thank you Loida and Ed for your support!

(From Left to Right) Loida Garcia-Febo, Ed Garcia, Stefanie Blankenship, and Emily Brown.
Picture courtesy of Stefanie Blankenship.

2017 Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference at Bryant University

RILA 2017 registration is now open!

https://rila.wildapricot.org/Annual-Conference

Join us at the RILA Conference for our program called:
Generations of Mentoring: Building Community to Diversify the Profession.

Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
Thursday, June 1st
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

The panel will include:
~Emily Brown, Cranston Public Library
~Maria Cotto, Pawtucket Public Library
~Dhana Whiteing, Providence Community Library - Mount Pleasant
~Charlene Williams, The Wheeler School - Providence
~Bonnie Lilienthal, Providence Public Library
~Yvonne Smart