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

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

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:


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.
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: 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)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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