Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color
MaryElizabeth Berry, President
Annual Mini Conference 2010
Diversity: Meeting the Needs of the Rhode Island Hispanic Community
Saturday- November 13, 2010 - 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Registration & Coffee 9:30 A.M.
Knight Memorial Library
275 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02907
This year Cornucopia’s mini conference highlights the Rhode Island Hispanic community. Based on the 2010 United States census, Hispanics will have a profound effect on the state of Rhode Island. Are libraries ready to meet the challenges and needs of our new communities?
María Méndez García, Librarian, International Charter School, Pawtucket, RI
Ms. Méndez García, will discuss Hispanic Children's Literature (purchasing, significant booklists, resources, etc.) and share her expertise of working with the Hispanic community and meeting the needs of the children and their non-English speaking parents.
Eugene Jeffers, Adult Programming Information & Community Relations Librarian, Pawtucket, RI
Mr. Jeffers will be sharing a strategic plan that was implemented at the Pawtucket Public Library and discuss how the library reached out and met the needs of the Hispanic community within their area.
Suggestion for Lunch:
355 Atwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
RSVP by November 5, 2010: Ida D. McGhee firstname.lastname@example.org