Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cornucopia of Rhode Island: Annual Mini-Conference 2010

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?

Keynote Speakers:

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:

El Tapatio

355 Atwood Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 944-2212

Registration is free but space is limited.

RSVP by November 5, 2010: Ida D. McGhee imcghee2003@yahoo.com

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