Thursday, November 30, 2017

New! RILA Joint Memberships

Hello everyone!

In December, RILA membership renewal reminders will be sent to many RILA Members. In our online membership form, you will see that RILA is now offering joint memberships with the Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA) and Cornucopia of Rhode Island
(CORI)!


Please take advantage of these great offerings from organizations that support libraries in our state!
You can learn more about RILA Joint Memberships here:
http://rilibraries.org/joint-memberships

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions at president@rilibraries.org

Thanks!
Kieran
Kieran Ayton
RILA President
president@rilibraries.org

Thursday, November 16, 2017

General Membership Meeting (December 2017)

The next Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color meeting will be held on

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the

Cranston Central Library,
The Children's Program Room
140 Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston
Telephone: 401-943-9080

Thank you Emily Brown for hosting the meeting at Cranston.
 

Visit the library's website for directions:
https://www.cranstonlibrary.org

Please plan to attend and bring a friend. Agenda items include 2018 officers (why not consider being an officer) and proposals for the 2018 RILA and NELA annual conferences.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 CORI Fall Conference

A Source of Peace: Libraries & Immigration – The Real News!
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:30 P. M.
Please make plans to join Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color at their annual fall mini conference for an engaging presentation as we share informative initiatives and best practices of how area libraries are working with immigrants in their local communities.    Examples of current workshops, programs and services will be highlighted.
Keynote Speaker: Christopher Bourret, Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative
Featuring: Dean Watts, Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu
Demonstration by students from Rising Sun Jiu Jitsu
The Rhode Island State House, State Room, 2nd floor
82 Smith Street
Providence, Rhode Island
Free and open to the public.  Light Refreshments, free parking.
(When the General Assembly is not in session, parking is available in the lower legislative lot off of Smith Street on a first-come-first-served basis.)
This event is co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates.


Please feel free to register for the 2017 CORI Fall Conference below. Thank you!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cornucopia-of-ri-fall-conferen…



 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

General Membership Meeting (September 2017)



The next Cornucopia of Rhode Island: A Library Community of Color meeting will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the Cranston Central Library, The Children’s Program Room, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston.  Telephone: 401-943-9080
Thanks to Emily Brown for securing and hosting.

Save the Date: CORI’s Annual Fall Mini Conference
A Source of Peace: Libraries & Immigration – The Real News! 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 5:30 PM, Rhode Island State House, State Room

Please share both events and bring a friend.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

2017 Annual Summer Picnic & Gathering

Good times at the beach. 
Thank you everyone for a great summer picnic and gathering

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