Thursday, March 21, 2019

Votes for the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Committee 2021

My name is Maria Cotto. I am the Bilingual Children's Librarian at the
Pawtucket Public Library. I am a member of the American Library
Association (ALA) and the Association for Library Service to Children
(ALSC) and have been selected as a candidate for the Robert F. Sibert
Medal Selection Committee for the year 2021.

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the
author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational
book published in the United States in English during the preceding
year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time
President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois.
ALSC administers the award.

Website link:

If you are a member of both ALA and ALSC, it would be an honor if I you
would vote for me to represent our state of Rhode Island. In the
attachment, you will find a brief biography about myself.

Below is the voting schedule.

Ballot mailing for the 2019 ALA election will begin on Monday,n March
11, 2019, and run through April 3, 2019. Results will be announced on
April 10, 2019.

For a list of the candidates, please see link below:

To cast your vote, please click on the embedded link below:

This will take you to the introductory ballot page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your time. Look forward to your votes.

Maria Cotto
Bilingual Children's Librarian (CORI member/blogger/facebook since 2006)
Pawtucket Public Library

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission. Recognizing that racial and chattel slavery were central to the historical formation of the Americas and the modern world, the CSSJ creates a space for the interdisciplinary study of the historical forms of slavery while also examining how these legacies shape our contemporary world. The Center's work is organized around a set of research clusters and projects.

Visit us in our renovated 19th century house, which includes a gallery exhibition space, the stunning glass wall art piece Rising to Freedom, and a symbolic garden.

Banner images courtesy of the Brown University Portrait Collection and the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

General Membership Meeting (May 2019) at the Pawtucket Public Library

Cornucopia of Rhode Island, a section of the Rhode Island Library Association will meet
on  Monday, May 6,  2019 at 5:00 PM in the Woolley Conference Room at the

Pawtucket Public Library
13 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Telephone: 401-725-3714 x208

For parking please see link below:

Feel free to contact Vice President Julie Cerrito with any questions:
Juliann Cerrito

Enjoy the week. We look forward to seeing you on the 6th of May.