Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2012 CORI Annual Potluck Luncheon/Meeting‏

I'm sending out this reminder to all members, and former members, of Cornucopia. Coming up this Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, will be our annual potluck luncheon/meeting.  The event will take place at the Jamestown Public Library from 10:00am until 2pm.  This year Dr. William Simmons of Brown University will be the guest speaker.  He will be presenting a talk on the Native American artifacts stored in the Jamestown Library.

 Dr. Simmons graduated from Brown University in Human Biology in 1960, and earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology at Harvard University in 1967. From 1967 till 1998 he was a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, where he was Department Chair, Director of the Center for the Teaching and Study of American Cultures, and Dean of the Division of Social Sciences. In 1998 he moved to Brown University as Executive Vice President and Provost, and is currently Chair of Anthropology. He currently serves on the boards of the Providence Public Library, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and the Providence Branch of the NAACP.  He has written many books on Native American culture, including "The Ancient Graves of Conanicut Island" and " The Narragansett" part of the series of "North American Indians".  He is very familair with the artifacts stored at the Jamestwon Library and I hope that you will be able to attend this year's meeting to connect again with CORI and to hear Dr. Simmons speak.

This will also be an opportunity for you to renew your membership in CORI.  As in the past, dues remain at $20.00 per year.  The dues that are collected support CORI's endeavors to present seminars, and to continue to spread the universal message of diversity.  With the collection of dues, and your presence at meetings, these events are possible.  We would really like to see past members, and new members, attend our upcoming meetings so that CORI may continue the presentations and seminars that have been well attended.

Attached is a dues form, if you cannot make Saturday's potluck.  Please contact me, or any of our other officers, Ida Mcghee, Secretary,, Donna Gilton, Vice-president,; or MaryElizabeth Berry, President, if you have any further questions.

We hope to see you Saturday, and until then enjoy the beautiful fall weather we are having!


Kathy Hannuksela, Treasurer
Cornucopia of Rhode Island

P.S.Check out our webpage at Cornucopia of Rhode Island.  Maria Cotto, CORI webmaster, has done a truly exceptional job of putting together a site that is both interesting and informative.

Directions to Jamestown Library
Directions to the Library
Directions to Jamestown Philomenian Library - MAP
Directions to all Rhode Island Libraries - MAP
Get a Bus Schedule! - RIPTA

Jamestown Library from Newport
Take 138 West over the Newport Bridge (Pell). Take the first exit after the toll, this will take you under the bridge. At the stop sign, turn left onto Conanicus Ave. At the next stop sign, turn right onto Narragansett Ave. At the stoplight, turn right onto North Road. Take your first right which is Swinburne St. The library driveway and parking are on your left.
Jamestown Library from North Kingstown
Take 138 East over the Jamestown Bridge. Take the first exit which says "Helm Street." Do not turn onto Helm. Proceed through the stop sign. When you get to the next stop sign, turn right onto North Road. Take North Road until you see a Cumberland Farms store on you right and a playground on your left. The library is the brick building on the left. Take a left just after the library onto Swinburne St. The library driveway and parking are on your left.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cornucopia of Rhode Island 2012 Fall Annual Conference (FREE)‏

MaryElizabeth Berry, President

What About Our Students? A Community Conversation Cornucopia of Rhode Island Annual Fall Conference

Please join us for an insightful and exciting discussion of what is happening in our schools and colleges and how can libraries and librarians address the needs of our student in today's economic, political environment and social media movement.

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:45 A.M. – 12:00 Noon Registration & Continental Breakfast - 8:00 A.M. – Networking Opportunities

Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus, Room 1134, 400 East Avenue, Warwick, RI

Closing Session & Keynote Speaker: Barbara K. Stripling 2013 President-elect, American Library Association; Assistant Professor of Practice at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York

Opening Remarks: Susan D. Ballard President, American Association of School Librarians; Co-Chair; ALA Presidential Task Force on School Libraries

Greetings: Howard Boksenbaum, Chief Library Officer, Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), State of RI

Moderator: Maria Cotto, Children’s Librarian, Providence Community Library, Knight Memorial Branch


Brenda M. Andrade, Professor; Reference Librarian/ Coordinator, Library Instruction Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick Campus

Stefanie Blankenship, Youth Services Librarian Cranston Public Library, Auburn Branch

Robert W. Britto-Oliveira, Academic Advisor for Returning Students Talent Development (TD) Program University of Rhode Island

Aaron Coutu, Assistant Director/Tech Coordinator Cumberland Public Library

Andrew P. Jackson, (Sekou Molefi Baako) Executive Director - Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center-Queens Library, Corona, NY

Dr. Cheryl A. McCarthy, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies University of Rhode Island

Keith Oliveira, Board President, Providence School Board Providence Public Schools

Alvin T. Riley, Jr., Director Proactive Learning Assistance Network, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA; Pastor, Mt. Zion AME, Newport, RI

Directions: Registration is free and open to the public. So that we have enough coffee please RSVP by 10/19/12. RSVP: Ida D. McGhee, MLS

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

RILA Conference 2011

 Marlene Lopes, Pamela Goodes, American Libraries magazine, associate editor and Ida D. McGhee.